Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - April 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-04-30 FDA needs additional $225 million, new authority to inspect foreign facilities to protect U.S. residents from unsafe prescription drug imports, agency officials say 0 None
2008-04-30 AstraZeneca submits sNDA for SYMBICORT in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0 None
2008-04-30 ISTA Pharmaceuticals announces new clinical findings to support Bepreve NDA 0 None
2008-04-30 FDA begins multi-year hiring initiative 0 None
2008-04-29 Medical schools should implement bans on pharmaceutical, medical device industry gifts, editorial states 0 None
2008-04-29 Humana reports Q1 revenue increase driven by Medicare Advantage plan performance 0 None
2008-04-29 Clinton Foundation, UNITAID announce new antiretroviral discounts 1 None
2008-04-29 FDA approves Amitiza for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation 0 None
2008-04-28 CQ's Carey looks at genetic anti-discrimination measure, legislation to block Medicaid rules implementation, FDA hearings 0 None
2008-04-28 Association of American Medical Colleges proposes ban on 'pharma' gifts to physicians, staff, medical students 0 None
2008-04-26 FDA official says agency cannot ensure safety of all medications sold in U.S. 0 None
2008-04-24 FDA approves Actonel (risedronate sodium) for postmenopausal osteoporosis 1 None
2008-04-24 Amneal Pharmaceuticals to acquire assets of Interpharm Holdings 0 None
2008-04-24 Newark Star-Ledger examines effect of Wal-Mart generic drug discount program on pharmaceutical industry 0 None
2008-04-24 DNA vaccines may offer hope in multiple sclerosis 0 None
2008-04-24 Tredaptive and Janumet recommended for approval in European Union 0 None
2008-04-24 FDA approves Relistor for opioid-induced constipation - helps reduce effects of drugs like morphine on bowel function 0 None
2008-04-23 Former Bristol-Myers Squibb exec indicted for lying about Plavix blood-thinning drug 0 None
2008-04-23 Medicare prescription drug benefit improved access to medications for most seniors, but sickest seniors continued skipping pills because of cost issues, study finds 0 None
2008-04-23 NACDS seeks passage of E-prescribing bill to finance Medicaid reimbursement rule change 0 None
2008-04-23 FDA cannot properly inspect foreign companies that manufacture medications, medication ingredients, report finds 0 None
2008-04-23 Biopharmaceutical spin-out company Domainex, secures funding 0 None
2008-04-23 MacroChem acquires Virium Pharmaceuticals 0 None
2008-04-22 Sickest patients still struggle under new Medicare Part D benefit 0 None
2008-04-22 Still lack of knowledge regarding Medicare's Part D prescription drug program 0 None
2008-04-22 GlaxoSmithKline to acquire Sirtris Pharmaceuticals 0 None
2008-04-22 Taro Pharmaceutical receives final FDA approval for Cetirizine Hydrochloride oral solution 0 None
2008-04-22 FDA approves Cimzia as treatment for Crohn's disease 0 None
2008-04-22 Lorus initiates development program exploring novel route of administration for LOR-2040 0 None
2008-04-22 U.S. and China at loggerheads over contaminated Heparin 0 None
2008-04-21 New York Times examines opposition to proposed off-label promotion guidelines amid allegations of ghostwriting 0 None
2008-04-21 New York Times examines increasing prices of specialty drugs distributed exclusively by pharmacy benefit managers 0 None
2008-04-21 BioAlliance Pharma announces preliminary results from U.S. phase III trial for Loramyc 0 None
2008-04-21 Orphan Europe files NDA with FDA for Carbaglu (carglumic acid) 0 None
2008-04-21 Raptor Pharmaceuticals initiates phase IIa clinical study for Convivia 0 None
2008-04-20 Dental sealants still offer best protection against tooth decay says the BC Dental Association 0 None
2008-04-18 Pharmaceutical Care Management Association response to New York Times article on biotech medicine costs 0 None
2008-04-18 Sen. Grassley sends letter to Merck requesting explanation of recent JAMA reports 0 None
2008-04-18 Draft legislation aimed at overhauling FDA would require more inspections, change user fees 0 None
2008-04-18 Drug company coalition to push for looser rules on off-label marketing 0 None
2008-04-18 Aida Pharmaceuticals announces development of new anti-cancer drug 0 None
2008-04-17 Interaction networks: the new path to drug discovery 0 None
2008-04-17 Unbiased, comprehensive analysis of drug research from new web site 0 None
2008-04-17 New type of drug shrinks primary breast cancer tumours significantly in just six weeks 0 None
2008-04-17 2nd Alzheimer's vaccine by AFFiRiS 0 None
2008-04-16 Drugs in the pipeline: new therapies that could change treatment strategies 0 None
2008-04-16 Alcon's PATANASE nasal spray approved by FDA for treatment of nasal allergy symptoms 0 None
2008-04-16 Promising Australian cancer drug on show in the U.S. 0 None
2008-04-15 Global Alliance for Pharmacogenomics 0 None
2008-04-15 Popular painkiller Nurofen Plus in danger of becoming a prescription only drug 0 1
2008-04-13 New mucosal vaccine against anthrax effective in early tests 0 None
2008-04-10 Takeda to acquire Millennium for $8.8 billion 0 None
2008-04-09 Over-the-counter sale of child cough medicine for young children to be banned 0 None
2008-04-08 New method to detect fake Tamiflu 0 None
2008-04-07 FDA approves TREANDA (bendamustine hydrochloride) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia 0 None
2008-04-04 FDA approves Rotarix 0 None
2008-04-03 Proteolix's Carfilzomib granted orphan drug designation 0 None
2008-04-02 Prednisone tablets less variable than marketed drugs 0 None
2008-04-01 Naglazyme approved in Japan 0 None


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