Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - September 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-09-29 A control dashboard for the pharmaceuticals industry 0 None
2008-09-29 Arana files U.S. IND for lead anti-Inflammatory 0 None
2008-09-29 Senate passes bill to aid low-income seniors pay Medicare premiums 0 None
2008-09-29 Average monthly premium for stand-alone Medicare prescription drug coverage will increase by 24% in 2009 to $37, according to report 0 None
2008-09-29 PEPFAR suspends funding for three Ranbaxy AIDS drugs banned by FDA 0 None
2008-09-25 CytRx to present new data on molecular chaperone drug discovery technology 0 None
2008-09-22 House members send letter to Condoleezza Rice requesting information on antiretrovirals supplied to PEPFAR by Ranbaxy 0 None
2008-09-22 Pharmacy benefits managers promote low-cost generics, adherence to drug plans 0 None
2008-09-22 Utah preferred prescription drug list savings less than projected 0 None
2008-09-22 Supreme Court prepares to hear pre-emption case that could give pharmaceutical companies protection against liability 0 None
2008-09-22 Advisers to Presidential candidates discuss positions on reimportation, generics, biotechnology medications 0 None
2008-09-22 Brazil to produce generic version of Merck's antiretroviral Efavirenz 0 None
2008-09-18 Review of drug delivery market 1 5
2008-09-16 GlaxoSmithKline and XenoPort submit NDA for Solzira for restless legs syndrome 0 None
2008-09-16 Mylan receives FDA approval for generic version of Risperdal 0 None
2008-09-16 AIDS Healthcare Foundation says "shame on Abbott" 0 None
2008-09-16 FDA warns Ranbaxy Labs and issues import alert 0 None
2008-09-16 CMS to suspend competitive acquisition program for medications covered under Medicare Part B 0 None
2008-09-16 FDA grants priority review status to Novartis' ACT Coartem 0 None
2008-09-15 FDA grants approval to Talecris Biotherapeutics for Gamunex for neurological disorder CIDP 0 None
2008-09-15 Pathways to clinical goals speeds cancer therapy approval 0 None
2008-09-15 European disparities in access to cancer drugs 0 None
2008-09-15 Lawmakers warn federal officials to fix problems with Medicare information phone line 0 None
2008-09-15 New cannabis-like drugs could block pain without affecting brain 0 None
2008-09-15 Keppra XR approved in the U.S. for partial onset seizures 0 None
2008-09-14 FDA approves expanded uses for Gardasil for vaginal and vulvar cancer caused by HPV 0 None
2008-09-14 FDA approves Gamunex for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy 0 1
2008-09-11 Untapped potential of antidepressants for cancer 0 None
2008-09-11 Starpharma, SSL International reach marketing agreement over VivaGel condoms 0 None
2008-09-10 Schering-Plough launches Bridion (sugammadex) in Europe 0 None
2008-09-10 AP/Houston Chronicle examines telepharmacies in North Dakota 0 None
2008-09-10 Counterfeit drugs for malaria, other diseases threaten public health, WHO Director-General Chan says 0 None
2008-09-10 The Hill examines Presidential candidates' positions on prescription drug issues 0 None
2008-09-10 GlaxoSmithKline and Cellzome announce major strategic alliance 0 None
2008-09-09 Pfizer to withdraw global marketing applications for Dalbavancin to conduct a new trial 0 None
2008-09-09 Supreme Court to consider whether to bar liability lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies 0 None
2008-09-09 FDA posts names of prescription drugs being investigated for potential safety problems 0 None
2008-09-09 VivaGel coated condoms - Starpharma and SSL International in business 0 None
2008-09-08 Orexo and Boehringer Ingelheim extend collaboration 0 None
2008-09-07 About 85% of insurers' marketing materials for prescription drug plans do not meet Medicare guidelines, audit finds 0 None
2008-09-07 Simple hardness test detects fake medicines 0 None
2008-09-07 FDA to post quarterly report of potential drug safety issues 0 None
2008-09-07 Free drug samples may end up costing uninsured more 0 None
2008-09-05 FDA forces manufacturers of TNF-blockers to highlight risk of fungal infections 0 None
2008-09-04 Nanotherapeutics files INDA for NanoDOX hydrogel to treat type of diabetic ulcers 0 None
2008-09-04 Unsuccessful drug against anxiety opens a novel gateway for the treatment of cancer 0 1
2008-09-04 FDA 'fast track' granted to BioMS Medical for lead drug, dirucotide for the treatment of multiple sclerosis 0 None
2008-09-04 FDA assigns priority review to ATryn from GTC Biotherapeutics 0 None
2008-09-04 Celgene receives FDA 'fast track' for Amrubicin in small cell lung cancer after first-line chemotherapy 0 None
2008-09-04 Anadis to commercialise "BioGard" adjunctive therapy for HIV/AIDS 0 None
2008-09-04 Merck Serono and Ablynx to jointly develop nanobodies 0 None
2008-09-03 Vimpat (lacosamide) approved in Europe 0 None
2008-09-03 Biovail files abbreviated new drug application for Fenofibrate tablets 0 None
2008-09-03 Concern raised again about heart drugs Zetia and Vytorin 0 None
2008-09-02 Spinifex secures major investment to develop pain drug 0 None
2008-09-01 Economic pressures lead some uninsured to stop medications, cut doses 0 None
2008-09-01 WSJ examines drugmakers' use of 'unbranded product advertising' to promote disease awareness, treatment options 0 None
2008-09-01 Antiangiogenic and anti-inflammatory drugs: are they safe? 0 None


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