Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - July 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-07-31 Schering Plough to reimburse Washington's Medicaid program $3.57 million in Claritin case 0 None
2004-07-31 Warning for counterfeit drugs simvastatin and carisoprodol recently imported from Mexico 0 None
2004-07-29 Tablets which help recovering alcoholics stay off the drink 0 None
2004-07-29 Medicare prescription drug plan for seniors and the disabled is providing substantial discounts on drugs 0 None
2004-07-29 Philadelphia diet drug trial completed 0 None
2004-07-29 Drug to fight virus from the herpes family in transplant patients moves forward in trials 0 None
2004-07-29 Pharmacy Care Alliance provides $2.9 million in savings to Medicare beneficiaries 0 None
2004-07-29 Research collaboration to discover novel oral drugs for the treatment of viral infections 0 None
2004-07-29 Alimta receives positive endorsement for lung cancer approval from FDA Advisory Committee 0 None
2004-07-28 BMA ready to support overworked doctors who decide to take legal action 0 None
2004-07-27 Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines available faster 0 None
2004-07-26 FDA approval for VYTORIN for the treatment of high LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) 0 None
2004-07-26 Y's Therapeutics files for clinical trials in Europe for rheumatoid arthritis and asthma 0 None
2004-07-26 Janssen Pharmaceutica has sent a letter to health care providers to clarify the risks involved with the use of RISPERDAL® 0 None
2004-07-26 The Internet has become the street corner for many drug users and traffickers 0 None
2004-07-26 GlaxoSmithKline to stand trial on AIDS drugs 0 None
2004-07-23 Plan B has been shown to reduce the risk of pregnancy by 89 percent 0 None
2004-07-23 New cream treatment for common form of skin cancer 0 None
2004-07-22 Several key findings from clinical trial of an investigational Alzheimer's disease treatment 0 None
2004-07-21 Erbitux (cetuximab) combined with irinotecan offers another option for patients who have colorectal cancer 0 None
2004-07-21 Lower drug prices could eliminate coverage gap in Medicare Prescription Drug Plan 0 None
2004-07-21 Court ruling favors State over pharmaceutical manufacturers 0 None
2004-07-21 A new vaccine that may delay cancer recurrence 0 None
2004-07-21 Roche files for application with FDA to market hepatitis C medication Pegasys(R) for chronic hepatitis B treatment 0 None
2004-07-21 Neuro3d identifies candidate compound 0 None
2004-07-20 Debate over acetaminophen and acute liver failure 0 None
2004-07-20 FDA is proposing to change the new and generic drug review process 0 None
2004-07-20 Melanotan-1 can induce tanning in human volunteers who are known to tan easily in response to sunlight 2 5
2004-07-20 Levodopa and pramipexole appear to be reasonable options as initial therapy for Parkinson disease 0 None
2004-07-19 ARICEPT® delays the onset of Alzheimer's among people with mild cognitive impairment 0 None
2004-07-19 New book focuses on pharmaceutical care 0 None
2004-07-19 Statins may help prevent memory loss connected to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease 0 4
2004-07-19 Drug slows the progression of mild cognitive impairment 0 None
2004-07-19 New drugs that can prevent scarring in the eye after glaucoma surgery 0 None
2004-07-17 New compound that is designed to overcome Gleevec resistance 0 None
2004-07-17 Results from clinical trial of TA-NIC, therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of nicotine addiction 0 5
2004-07-16 3M granted FDA approval for cream to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma 0 None
2004-07-15 Ghrelin may help reduce obsesity in children with genetic disorder 0 None
2004-07-15 Prescription drugs from bogus Canadian website are all fake 0 None
2004-07-15 Four new AIDS medicines added to the World Health Organization prequalification list 0 None
2004-07-15 New guidelines for antiretroviral drugs to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children 0 None
2004-07-15 A drug derived from an ocean-growing sponge helps prevent the growth of cancer cells 0 None
2004-07-15 BMA comment on Shipman Inquiry's recommended changes to the regulation of controlled drugs in the community 0 None
2004-07-15 New early breast cancer treatment significantly reduces the risk of cancer returning 0 None
2004-07-15 Quality HIV/AIDS treatment eased through extended agreement about lowest-priced drugs and diagnostics 0 None
2004-07-15 Strategic analysis of the breast cancer therapeutics pipeline 0 None
2004-07-13 Thalidomide's role in fighting blood disorders, such as multiple myeloma 0 None
2004-07-13 Fluoxetine, orlistat, and sibutramine can diabetics achieve significant weight loss 0 None
2004-07-12 Cell Therapeutics receives Fast Track Designation for Pixantrone, treatment for aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 0 None
2004-07-12 Study evaluates effectiveness of LEXIVA/ritonavir and Lopinavir/ritonavir in protease inhibitor 0 None
2004-07-12 GSK and Boehringer Ingelheim to develop treatment for HIV infection specifically for the developing world 0 None
2004-07-11 Comparison of antiretroviral therapies shows that tenofovir DF and stavudine are equally effective 0 None
2004-07-11 Nevirapine effective in reducing the risk of transmission of HIV at birth 0 None
2004-07-10 ATS receives a US $3.8 million order for a manufacturing system for new drug delivery technology 0 None
2004-07-09 Health Canada warning on Trazodone interaction with certain medications 0 None
2004-07-09 Dexrazoxane reduces heart damage caused by childhood leukemia treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin) 0 None
2004-07-08 Natural products to be developed as anti-cancer therapeutics 0 None
2004-07-07 Chiron has received a license for its new meningococcal B vaccine for New Zealand 0 None
2004-07-07 Endo announces agreement With FDA for new trial design of oxymorphone extended-release tablets 0 None
2004-07-07 Pfizer focuses on enabling America's 43 million uninsured to obtain medicines at significant savings 0 None
2004-07-07 New compound, ZK-CDK combines the inhibition of tumour cell growth as well as inhibition of tumour angiogenesis in one single molecule 0 None
2004-07-04 Report highlights progress on cancer drugs but more can be done 0 None
2004-07-04 Treatment of chronic hepatitis C with interferon can be ineffective due to relapse 0 None
2004-07-02 Generic fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of antiretrovirals are a key factor in access to treatment of HIV/AIDS infection in the developing world 0 None
2004-07-01 U.S. drug prices rise by 3.4 percent during the first quarter of 2004, elderly especially hard hit 0 None
2004-07-01 New drug application for cilansetron, an investigational product for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome 0 None
2004-07-01 New drug application for regulatory approval of exenatide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes 0 None


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