Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - July 2009

Date Title Comments Rating
2009-07-31 U.S. decision on use of adjuvants could reduce world supply of H1N1 vaccine, says Lancet editorial 0 None
2009-07-31 Industry lobby wars heighten as reform efforts progress 0 None
2009-07-31 Medicago announces positive results for H1N1 pandemic vaccine candidate 0 None
2009-07-30 New guidelines issued for H1N1 vaccine campaign by Federal Advisory Committee 0 None
2009-07-30 Colchicine approved for acute gout, Mediterranean fever 1 None
2009-07-30 Covance enters strategic genomic services agreement with Merck 0 None
2009-07-29 Malaria vaccine in the pipeline 0 None
2009-07-29 Swine Flu - getting drugs to the market more rapidly 0 None
2009-07-28 Children needed for Australian swine flu vaccine trial 1 None
2009-07-28 World's first genetically-modified strain of malaria parasite 0 None
2009-07-28 Amgen and GlaxoSmithKline to collaborate on Denosumab for postmenopausal osteoporosis 0 None
2009-07-27 Age-prioritized use of antivirals during an influenza pandemic 0 None
2009-07-26 Merck reports proposed settlement involving merger with Schering-Plough 0 None
2009-07-24 Global health officials working to prevent H1N1 spread 0 None
2009-07-24 Schering-Plough reports proposed settlement in planned merger with Merck 0 None
2009-07-22 New drug may reduce heart attack damage 0 None
2009-07-22 Costly biologics drugs prompt exclusivity debate 0 None
2009-07-22 Some health groups increase lobbying spending, but only a slight rise overall 0 None
2009-07-22 H1N1 death toll doubles over last month; first vaccine trial begins 0 None
2009-07-22 Swine flu vaccine trials begin in Australia as death toll tops 700 0 None
2009-07-20 New drug compound Salirasib brings hope to pancreatic cancer patients 0 2
2009-07-20 Mylan receives FDA approval for additional strengths of antipsychotic Haloperidol 0 None
2009-07-20 FDA approves vaccine for 2009-2010 flu season 3 1
2009-07-16 Genome sequencing of schistosomiasis parasites could promote drug development 0 None
2009-07-16 Mylan receives FDA approval for generic version of thyroid deficiency treatment Cytomel 0 3
2009-07-16 FDA approves Onsolis pain reliever for cancer patients 0 None
2009-07-15 Scientists report new process for producing potentially safer form of acetaminophen 0 None
2009-07-15 Bio manufacturers poised to follow Senate victory with house win 0 None
2009-07-15 GlaxoSmithKline pledges $97 million investment in AIDS drugs for Africa, allows South African drugmaker to produce generic second-line treatment 1 None
2009-07-15 Review of Brazil's HIV/AIDS treatment programs shows importance of generic drugs, researchers say 0 None
2009-07-15 Prevalence of artemisinin monotherapies raising risk of resistence 0 None
2009-07-15 Watson confirms new drug application for generic Sanctura XR 0 None
2009-07-15 New drug blocks common cancer pathway 1 5
2009-07-15 HELP Committee approves protection for high tech drug companies from generics 0 None
2009-07-15 WHO recommends vaccine makers move forward in mass production of H1N1 vaccine 0 None
2009-07-14 Survey: Illinois seniors delay buying prescription drugs 0 None
2009-07-13 FDA issues draft guidance on drug anticounterfeiting 0 None
2009-07-13 Too many Australians abusing prescription drugs 3 3.2
2009-07-12 Two drug-related legislative plans pose problems for stakeholders 0 None
2009-07-12 WHO approves second HPV vaccine 0 None
2009-07-12 Largest-ever study looks at safety of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) 0 None
2009-07-12 FDA approves Effient (prasugrel) for heart attack in angioplasty patients 0 None
2009-07-08 White House reassures drug CEOs: reimportation could be 'unnecessary' 0 None
2009-07-07 Multaq approved for atrial fibrillation by FDA 2 None
2009-07-07 NDA for Exenatide once weekly accepted for FDA review 0 None
2009-07-07 WSJ examines pharmaceutical companies expansion into developing countries 0 None
2009-07-07 Shire files treatment protocol for Velaglucerase Alfa for Gaucher’s disease 0 None
2009-07-06 FDA approves Alimta (pemetrexed) for advanced lung cancer 0 5
2009-07-05 Warnings about ‘over-use’ of paracetamol 1 4
2009-07-02 Question marks on credibility of some published clinical trials 0 4.5
2009-07-02 FDA approves Multaq tablets (dronedarone) to treat atrial fibrillation 1 2.5
2009-07-01 Chantix and Zyban to get boxed warnings on serious mental health events 0 None


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