Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - December 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-12-30 Watson Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for generic Mircette 0 None
2008-12-30 Salix Pharmaceuticals receives FDA response for Balsalazide tablet 0 None
2008-12-30 Pegloticase BLA filing accepted for priority review by FDA 0 None
2008-12-30 FDA issues complete response letter to Ipsen for Dysport BLA 0 None
2008-12-29 FDA approves injectable drug degarelix for advanced prostate cancer 0 None
2008-12-29 Seniors warned about mixing OTC and prescription drugs 0 None
2008-12-22 Warning about severe allergic reactions to recalled cold and flu tablets 0 None
2008-12-22 Teva's acquisition of Barr cleared by FTC 0 None
2008-12-22 Teva and Barr receive European approval for acquisition 0 None
2008-12-22 Johnson & Johnson extends cash tender offer for Omrix Biopharmaceuticals 0 None
2008-12-21 GlaxoSmithKline ready to supply Biota's Relenza to meet CDC recommendations 0 None
2008-12-21 FDA issues complete response to biologics license application for ustekinumab 0 None
2008-12-21 AstraZeneca submits sNDA for NEXIUM (esomeprazole magnesium) 0 None
2008-12-21 AstraZeneca and MAP Pharmaceuticals announce collaboration on Unit Dose Budesonide 0 None
2008-12-21 FDA approves Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) to prevent gastrointestinal stromal tumor 0 5
2008-12-18 Merck KGaA acquires manufacturing rights for Stimuvax from Oncothyreon 0 None
2008-12-18 FDA approves Mozobil (plerixafor) for multiple myeloma or non-Hodgkin's lymphomas 0 None
2008-12-17 Watson Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for generic Razadyne ER capsules 0 None
2008-12-17 GlaxoSmithKline extends Genelabs acquisition offer 0 None
2008-12-16 Synerx Pharma announces FDA submission of Isosulfan Blue injection ANDA 0 None
2008-12-16 FDA requires stronger warnings on antiepileptic medicines 0 None
2008-12-16 Natural product from red seaweed brings new antiviral spray 0 None
2008-12-14 GlaxoSmithKline statement on FDA advisory committee vote on use of asthma medicines containing long-acting beta agonists 0 None
2008-12-14 FDA approves Lusedra (fospropofol disodium) injection for monitored anesthesia care sedation 0 None
2008-12-14 FDA to review Barr Pharmaceutical's BLA for adenovirus type 4 and 7 live oral vaccines 0 None
2008-12-14 New deodorant promises to slow down the growth of underarm hair 0 None
2008-12-12 AstraZeneca responds to FDA advisory committees' recommendation on SYMBICORT 0 None
2008-12-10 FDA grants compassionate case for use of novel wet age-related macular degeneration treatment 0 None
2008-12-10 Electronic prescribing can boost drug cost savings 0 None
2008-12-10 Save money wih generics 0 None
2008-12-10 New class of anti-inflammatory drugs 0 None
2008-12-10 Quantros acquires MEDMARX from United States Pharmacopeia 0 None
2008-12-10 Experimental drug successfully blocks mutation in bone marrow cancers 0 None
2008-12-10 Merck Serono's Kuvan receives European marketing authorization 0 None
2008-12-10 Doctors question FDA suicide alert on anticonvulsant drugs 0 None
2008-12-08 Kiadis Pharma receives two orphan drug designations for Reviroc 0 None
2008-12-08 GlaxoSmithKline extends Genelabs offer 0 None
2008-12-08 Electronic prescribing system may encourage physicians to prescribe lower-cost medications 0 None
2008-12-08 Cytori reports benefit of adipose-derived regenerative cells in spinal disc model 0 None
2008-12-08 Cambridge Labs announces Spanish approval of Tetrabenazine 0 None
2008-12-08 Amylin, Lilly update on FDA review of Byetta (exenatide) injection monotherapy submission 0 None
2008-12-08 ISTA Pharmaceuticals announces trial results for topical Xibrom 0.09% 0 None
2008-12-08 FDA advisory committee recommends approval of LATISSE as a treatment for hypotrichosis of eyelashes 0 None
2008-12-08 FDA advisory committee to dscuss PMA for Genzyme's Synvisc-One 0 None
2008-12-08 FDA advisory committee recommends approval for Bausch & Lomb's besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0 None
2008-12-08 Azur Pharma to acquire U.S. rights to Elestrin 0 None
2008-12-08 Anti-seizure drug Epilim shows promise for Alzheimer's 0 2.5
2008-12-03 Good advice to cut prescription drug costs 0 None
2008-12-03 NicOx signs agreement with DSM for the commercial manufacture of naproxcinod drug substance 0 None
2008-12-03 Mylan settles with Novartis on Femara 0 None
2008-12-03 Patient safety compromised with faster drug approvals 0 None
2008-12-03 Generics as good as brand-name drugs when treating heart diseases 0 None
2008-12-02 Antineoplaston treatment for gliomas granted orphan drug designation by FDA 0 None
2008-12-02 WHO says governments must do more to improve access to essential medicines 0 None
2008-12-02 Warning of serious side-effects of quit-smoking drug Champix 0 None
2008-12-01 ViroPharma Inc. submits sBLA for Cinryze to treat acute attacks of hereditary angioedema 0 None
2008-12-01 New cream for vaginal dryness approved 0 None
2008-12-01 FDA accepts Zevalin supplemental biologics license application 0 None
2008-12-01 Anadys Pharmaceuticals receives fast track for ANA598 treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus 0 None


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