Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - June 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-06-30 Request for further evidence about the risks and benefits of the painkiller co-proxamol 0 None
2004-06-30 Alcon updates filing status of RETAANE® new drug application 0 None
2004-06-29 Oxford Therapeutic Antibody Centre receives Manufacturer’s Authorisation 0 None
2004-06-29 Treatment with Strattera makes children with ADHD fall asleep faster 0 None
2004-06-29 Duloxetine reduces stress urinary incontinence and improves quality of life for women 0 None
2004-06-29 Exelixis files new drug application for a proprietary novel anticancer compound 0 None
2004-06-25 FDA finds gepirone ER “not approvable” as a treatment for Major Depressive Disorder 0 None
2004-06-24 47.2% of the estimated $16.0 billion spent on prescribed drugs in Canada was financed by the public sector in 2003 0 None
2004-06-24 A new single pill is available for treating both high blood pressure and high cholesterol 0 None
2004-06-23 Possible association between the cholesterol lowering drug Crestor, and a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis 0 None
2004-06-23 European marketing approval for new influenza vaccine 0 None
2004-06-23 Drug companies spend about 37% of their overall R&D budgets on clinical affairs 0 None
2004-06-23 FDA to be sued by Mylan Laboratories 0 None
2004-06-23 European Commission has approved the use of Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in combination with Taxotere® 0 None
2004-06-21 Paclitaxel analog kills more cancer cells than natural product 0 None
2004-06-21 Cost differences of methotrexate and cyclosporine to treat psoriasis neglible 0 None
2004-06-20 WHO removes two antiretroviral products from the WHO List of prequalified products 0 None
2004-06-17 Further evidence that a class of drugs that lower blood pressure are a treatment option for older people at high cardiovascular risk 0 None
2004-06-16 Research on the potential oral delivery of a current intravenous cancer drug using polymeric nano-delivery systems technology 0 None
2004-06-16 Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise 0 None
2004-06-15 Cancer drug gefitinib (Iressa) may be able to restore tamoxifen's anticancer activity 0 None
2004-06-15 Benefits of current therapeutic options for pancreatic cancer are eclipsed by their toxicity and inconvenience 0 None
2004-06-15 Report shows unacceptably high variations in access to cancer drugs across the UK 0 None
2004-06-15 Investigational drug Abraxane is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2004-06-15 Fair access to recommended drugs in Britain 0 None
2004-06-14 Topiramate may protect newborns from brain injury and long-term neurologic problems caused by excitotoxicity 0 None
2004-06-14 New Drug Application for a novel dosage format of citalopram for the treatment of depression 0 None
2004-06-14 Retirees taking COX-2 anti-inflammatory drugs on a long-term basis also take aspirin therapy 0 None
2004-06-14 New vaccine to stop cocaine addiction 0 None
2004-06-14 Outsourcing the way to control spiraling R&D budgets in drug industry 0 None
2004-06-11 Cannabis extract drug may help patients with rheumatoid arthritis 0 5
2004-06-11 Sirolimus-based therapy following early cyclosporine withdrawal improves transplanted kidney structure and function 0 None
2004-06-11 Enbrel therapy allowed more rheumatoid arthritis patients to achieve clinical remission 0 None
2004-06-11 Canadians advised of stronger warnings for selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors and other newer anti-depressants 0 None
2004-06-11 New York State accuses GlaxoSmithKline of fraudulent behaviour 0 None
2004-06-11 Docetaxel decreases the chance of dying by 24 percent in advanced-stage prostate cancer patients resistant to hormone therapy 0 None
2004-06-11 New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors 0 None
2004-06-10 Drug commonly used for diabetes might be effective in treating multiple sclerosis 0 None
2004-06-10 America's first two WNV encephalitis cases of 2004 respond to treatment 0 None
2004-06-10 Remicade shows improvement in both the arthritis and psoriasis associated with psoriatic arthritis 0 None
2004-06-10 Drug may benefit patients suffering deep scarring after radiation treatment 0 None
2004-06-10 Non-aspirin pain drugs may help men with recurrent prostate cancer 0 None
2004-06-10 Significant progress in the enrollment of beneficiaries in the Medicare drug discount card program 0 None
2004-06-09 Advertising restrcitions on some over the counter medicines likely to be lifted 0 None
2004-06-09 Gemcitabine/paclitaxel combination helps breast cancer patients live longer 0 None
2004-06-09 Higher generic drug use in 2003 slowed the rising cost per prescription to a 7.9% increase 0 None
2004-06-09 SU11248 proves effective in the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors 0 None
2004-06-09 Lovastatin and Simvastatin have a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer 0 5
2004-06-07 Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug 0 None
2004-06-07 Chemotherapy regimen more effective and more toxic in Japanese patients than in American patients 0 None
2004-06-07 Atrasentan reduces cancer risk by 20 percent in men with advanced hormone-resistant prostate cancer 0 None
2004-06-07 A biological agent used without chemotherapy appears to offer a disease-free future to patients with rare leukemia 0 None
2004-06-07 Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease 0 None
2004-06-07 Experimental human monoclonal antibody shows striking benefit in patients with advanced melanoma 0 None
2004-06-07 Investigational drug, LAF237 improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes 0 None
2004-06-07 Serum estrogen receptor modulator's (SERM's) may help reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk 0 None
2004-06-07 Treatment with atorvastatin cut incidence of stroke by almost a half 0 None
2004-06-06 Combination treatment may help type 2 diabetes patients 0 None
2004-06-06 Gemcitabine may help breast cancer patients with advanced disease live longer 0 None
2004-06-06 Multi-targeted anticancer drug shows promise as treatment for metastatic renal cell cancer 0 None
2004-06-06 Velcade major improvement over standard therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma 0 None
2004-06-05 Exenatide shows significant improvements in glucose control for people With type 2 diabetes 0 None
2004-06-05 60,000 set to run in race for the cure 0 None
2004-06-05 Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer 0 None
2004-06-05 Five major prescription drug manufacturers make drugs available to Medicare discount cardholders 0 None
2004-06-05 New generation drug therapy targets the individual 0 None
2004-06-03 Drug helps children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 0 None
2004-06-03 Antipsychotic compound bifeprunox worth USD 1 billion per year to Solvay and Wyeth 0 None
2004-06-03 Drug helps patients with metastatic colorectal cancer 0 None
2004-06-02 Avastin study shows significant improvement in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer 0 None
2004-06-02 Pharmacy Care Alliance gives out first prescription discounts 0 None
2004-06-02 HHS urges people to sign up for Medicare-approved drug discount cards 0 None
2004-06-02 BioSante publishes oral insulin study 0 None

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