Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - June 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-06-30 Watson Pharmaceuticals launches generic version of dronabinol 0 None
2008-06-26 Report finds 32% increase in drug industry lobbying spending in 2007 0 None
2008-06-25 Ranbaxy receives tentative approval to manufacture Valganciclovir hydrochloride tablets 0 None
2008-06-25 Sanofi Pasteur inaugurates high-tech vaccine production facility in France 0 None
2008-06-25 FDA advisory committee recommends approval of Tolvaptan for hyponatremia 0 None
2008-06-25 Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell says state could save $95 million annually by purchasing Medicaid drugs 0 None
2008-06-24 Controversial diet drug Rimonabant now available on the NHS in Britain 0 None
2008-06-24 Drug assistance programs help the medicine go down 0 None
2008-06-24 FDA approves Kinrix - combination vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio diseases in one shot 0 None
2008-06-24 Melior Discovery signs option agreement with Pfizer 0 None
2008-06-24 Barr and Bayer sign agreements for launch of generic Yasmin and Yaz oral contraceptives 2 None
2008-06-24 Apollo acquisition boosts NZ biotech Symansis 0 None
2008-06-23 FDA lifts clinical hold on Genta's Tesetaxel 0 None
2008-06-23 Study shows generics now own 63% of Medicare Part D market 0 None
2008-06-19 Bionomics and Merck Serono to collaborate to discover and develop novel, oral treatment for MS 0 None
2008-06-17 Pharmaceutical companies lobbying States to restrict use of lower-cost generic alternatives 0 None
2008-06-17 Warning about use of psychiatric drugs with the elderly 0 None
2008-06-17 Death rate linked to comtaminated heparin almost doubles 0 None
2008-06-16 ExpIND process speeds Alzheimer's drug research 0 None
2008-06-16 Bionovo discovers new estrogen regulatory elements for breast cancer and osteoporosis drugs 0 None
2008-06-16 Cymbalta approved for fibromyalgia 0 5
2008-06-16 Mylan announces FDA approval for generic Effexor and tentative approval for generic antihypertensive Avalide 0 None
2008-06-16 Antipsychotic drugs get FDA label changes 0 None
2008-06-15 Collaborative effort by FDA and EMEA expected to yield additional safety data when assessing new drugs 0 None
2008-06-11 Bill should be passed allowing terminally ill access to experimental drugs, journal op-ed states 0 None
2008-06-11 Compugen announces discovery of novel drug targets for cancer antibody therapeutics 0 None
2008-06-11 Maxygen receives approval for trial of factor VIIa in UK 0 None
2008-06-11 Hope on the horizon for migraine sufferers 0 None
2008-06-10 Sen. Grassley issues report on conflict-of-interest probe into improper payment disclosures by three Harvard psychiatrists 0 None
2008-06-10 Calls for tougher rules on complementary medicines in Australia 0 None
2008-06-09 Administration proposes additional funding for FDA for fiscal year (FY) 2009 0 None
2008-06-09 Mylan announces final FDA approval for Zaleplon capsules, generic version of Sonata 0 None
2008-06-09 Cancer warning on diabetic ulcer gel 0 None
2008-06-08 Nearly 75% of Medicare drug plan beneficiaries will pay 16% more for coverage this year 0 None
2008-06-08 Boehringer, Gilead freeze antiretroviral prices for some U.S. agencies 0 None
2008-06-08 GlaxoSmithKline Acquires Sirtris Pharmaceuticals 0 None
2008-06-08 FDA announces label changes for Regranex - boxed warning 0 None
2008-06-08 New invaluable tool in drug manufacture 0 None
2008-06-05 Arthritis drugs used in children to be investigated because of cancer link 0 None
2008-06-04 Survey shows Americans regard reducing the cost of prescription drugs as highest health care priority 0 None
2008-06-04 Walgreens to pay $35 million to settle Medicaid prescription drug fraud allegations 0 None
2008-06-04 BN ImmunoTherapeutics starts clinical trials with prostate cancer vaccine 0 None
2008-06-03 Settlements between PBMs, States, indicate need for 'stronger medicine' to address problems, Lazarus writes 0 None
2008-06-03 Most U.S. medical schools do not adequately limit gifts, payments from pharmaceutical industry, report finds 0 None
2008-06-03 Boehringer Ingelheim, Gilead to freeze AIDS drug price 0 None
2008-06-03 Latest drug scare in China sees six dead 0 None
2008-06-02 Biopharmaceutical manufacturing capacity to increase 66% in Europe by 2012, sccording to new report 0 None
2008-06-02 Arana and Greenovation in anti-cancer co-development deal 0 None
2008-06-02 CMS launches campaign to enroll more low-income Medicare beneficiaries in prescription drug assistance program 0 None
2008-06-02 Appeals court decisions in Vioxx lawsuits indicate 'sanity still exists' in legal system, editorial states 0 None
2008-06-02 Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation publishes groundbreaking scientific papers 0 None
2008-06-02 New breast cancer drug combo shrinks aggressive tumours 0 None
2008-06-02 Peregrine Pharmaceuticals updates on Bavituximab breast cancer study 0 None
2008-06-02 Mylan acquires generics businesses of Merck KGaA 0 None
2008-06-02 Oncolytics Biotech announces results for intravenous Reolysin in patients with sarcomas metastatic to the lung 0 None
2008-06-02 Medarex announces preliminary data for investigational anti-PD-1 antibody 0 None
2008-06-02 IDM Pharma presents new data on IDM-2101 in non-small cell lung cancer 0 None
2008-06-02 Watson receives approval of Omeprazole delayed-release capsules 0 None
2008-06-02 BiPar Sciences presents data for novel DNA repair inhibitor 0 None
2008-06-02 Genta announces initial trial results for novel drug for bone disease 0 None


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