Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - December 2010

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2010-12-30 Akorn-Strides joint venture enters purchase agreement with Pfizer for ANDAs 0 None
2010-12-30 Heart researchers find no evidence of toxicity in Longevinex 0 None
2010-12-30 Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce inflammation, disease symptoms and cartilage degeneration 0 None
2010-12-29 FDA approves Impax's ANDA for generic Doryx 75 and 100mg tablets 0 None
2010-12-29 Centocor Ortho Biotech files REMICADE sBLA for ulcerative colitis in pediatric patients 0 None
2010-12-29 FDA approves Endo's FORTESTA Gel for low testosterone 0 None
2010-12-29 FDA stops pain drug trial over safety concerns 0 None
2010-12-29 Santarus, Pharming submit RHUCIN BLA to FDA for treatment of HAE attacks 0 None
2010-12-28 Patients unresponsive to anti-anemia drug have higher risk of cardiovascular disease, death 0 None
2010-12-28 Cephalon receives second FDA Complete Response Letter for NUVIGIL sNDA 0 None
2010-12-28 King Pharmaceuticals resubmits NDA for REMOXY 0 None
2010-12-28 NDA resubmitted for DURECT's ORADUR technology based REMOXY 0 None
2010-12-27 Study sheds light on how bacteria developed resistance to antibiotics 0 None
2010-12-27 Transition, Elan to modify collaboration agreement for development, commercialization of ELND005 0 None
2010-12-24 60% of type 2 diabetics who use insulin would switch to a less expensive biosimilar insulin if available 0 None
2010-12-24 Financial Times examines how Brazil's state-run drug sector is engaging in partnerships at home, abroad 0 None
2010-12-24 Teva receives FDA complete response letter for glatiramer acetate 0.5mL injection sNDA 0 5
2010-12-24 American Regent initiates voluntary recall of Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP 7.5% and 8.4% 0 None
2010-12-24 Alimera receives FDA CRL for ILUVIEN NDA 0 None
2010-12-24 MigreLief releases safe, proven effective supplement for children with migraines 0 5
2010-12-23 AVMA offers DEA guidance on new controls for propofol 0 None
2010-12-23 Janssen files abiraterone acetate NDS with Health Canada for metastatic, advanced prostate cancer 0 None
2010-12-23 Meda gains exclusive marketing and distribution rights for EpiPen Auto-Injector in Europe 0 None
2010-12-23 Herbal pain medication gets fractured runner back running again 0 None
2010-12-23 Immunization with VLP vaccine results in functional, protective immune responses against RSV 0 None
2010-12-23 Pfizer seeks FDA and EMA approval for expanded use of Prevnar 13 for pneumococcal disease 0 None
2010-12-23 Merck announces FDA approval for GARDASIL against HPV-related anal cancer 1 2.5
2010-12-23 Certain drugs may block tumor host interactions but do not destroy cancer cells 0 None
2010-12-23 Amylin, Lilly submit BYETTA sNDA for type 2 diabetes 0 None
2010-12-23 FDA approves Gardasil for prevention of anal cancer 0 None
2010-12-23 FDA approves Novartis' Amturnide for treatment of high blood pressure 0 1
2010-12-22 FDA approves Watson's novel oral contraceptive 0 None
2010-12-22 New era for anticoagulant therapy 0 None
2010-12-22 New cough suppressant from cocoa 0 5
2010-12-22 Arena, Eisai complete lorcaserin NDA end-of-review meeting with FDA 0 None
2010-12-22 Delcath completes NDA submission for chemosaturation system 0 None
2010-12-22 FDA issues CRL to Cumberland's Acetadote sNDA for non-acetaminophen acute liver failure 0 None
2010-12-22 Intellipharmaceutics announces delay of patent approvement to market Protonix drug 0 None
2010-12-22 LFB receives positive review feedback for closing of Willfact 1000 IU Mutual Recognition Procedure 0 None
2010-12-22 Maternal prenatal supplements boost child's intellectual and motor function 0 None
2010-12-22 Biogen Idec, Elan propose updated product labeling for TYSABRI to FDA and EMA 0 None
2010-12-22 Poison centers raise concern over dangerous substance marketed as bath salts 0 None
2010-12-22 Takeda completes settlements in patent litigation over generic ACTOS, ACTOplus met, and duetact ANDAs 0 None
2010-12-22 Spinal Botox injection reduces pain 1 None
2010-12-22 Prenatal iron-folic acid supplementation increases intellectual, motor function in children 0 None
2010-12-22 CHMP recommends to grant marketing authorization for Espriet drug against PF to CPF 0 None
2010-12-22 Genmed obtains marketing authorization license for paracetamol in Europe 0 None
2010-12-22 3M sues Andover for patent infringement over two layer compression bandage systems 0 None
2010-12-22 Exercise and Vitamin D supplementation most effective in reducing fall among seniors 0 None
2010-12-21 Today's Opinions: The collective benefits of the new health law; Patient safety; Legalizing marijuana 0 None
2010-12-21 AIDS Healthcare Foundation sues AIDS drug maker for overcharging 0 None
2010-12-21 UCB's Cimzia and Centocor's Simponi penetrate first line biologic position in RA 0 2
2010-12-21 Genzyme provides information on peak sale of alemtuzumab for multiple sclerosis 0 None
2010-12-21 BioInvent, Japanese pharmaceutical extends partnership for therapeutic candidate development 0 None
2010-12-21 Gilenya offers more benefits for MS therapy than previously realized 0 5
2010-12-21 Researchers develop new malaria vaccine strategy based on ingestion of genetically modified starch 0 None
2010-12-21 Auspex, Teva Pharmaceutical to develop deuterium-containing drug 0 None
2010-12-21 New predictive medicine product for hereditary pancreatic and related cancers 0 None
2010-12-21 EpiCept receives Israeli Ministry of Health approval for Ceplene 0 None
2010-12-21 PharMEDium introduces pre-labeled, ready-to-use Propofol in tamper evident syringe admixture system 0 None
2010-12-21 Hemispherx to manufacture and supply Alferon N Injection to GP Pharm in Argentina 0 None
2010-12-20 Lilly completes acquisition of Avid 0 None
2010-12-20 Brilinta – AstraZeneca’s new blood thinner faces FDA hurdle 0 1.5
2010-12-20 Forest acquires all rights held by Gruenenthal for colistin 0 None
2010-12-20 Isotechnika, Paladin receive screening acceptance for Voclera for approval in Canada 0 None
2010-12-20 OXIS International files patent application to strengthen Ergothioneine intellectual property portfolio 0 None
2010-12-20 King submits ACUROX NDA to FDA 0 None
2010-12-20 VIVUS seeks marketing approval of QNEXA in the EU 0 None
2010-12-20 Novartis' Gilenya uptake to increase 0 5
2010-12-20 FDA moves to curb Avastin's approval for breast cancer 0 None
2010-12-20 InterMune's MAA for Esbriet receives positive CHMP opinion 0 None
2010-12-20 EpiTherapeutics, Abbott to develop new anti-cancer drugs 0 None
2010-12-20 RXi's dermal anti-scarring candidate selected to advance into development 0 None
2010-12-20 Scientists suggest targeting ion channels could offer effective pain relief 0 None
2010-12-17 Mylan confirms lawsuit by Shionogi Pharma and CIMA LABS relating to generic Orapred ODT ANDA 0 None
2010-12-17 Taiho receives CHMP positive opinion on Teysuno in combination with cisplatin for advanced gastric cancer 0 None
2010-12-17 InterMune granted EMA CHMP positive opinion for Esbriet marketing authorization 0 None
2010-12-17 FDA's decision on Avastin will take away choice for many patients, says 0 None
2010-12-17 Antidepressants may have adverse effect on elders when prescribed for the first time 0 None
2010-12-17 Genentech confirms EMA, FDA updates on Avastin for metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2010-12-17 AFFiRiS AG receives 475,000 MJFF grant for Parkinson vaccine development 0 None
2010-12-17 Bayer's SAFYRAL oral contraceptive receives FDA approval 0 None
2010-12-17 FDA recommends removal of breast cancer indication from Avastin label 0 None
2010-12-16 Researchers discover allium vegetable consumption may lower hip osteoarthritis 0 None
2010-12-16 FDA issues CRL for AstraZeneca's ticagrelor NDA 0 None
2010-12-16 Watson, PregLem enter licensing agreement to develop, market Esmya in the U.S. and Canada 0 None
2010-12-16 Generex's buccal drug delivery platform technologies receive new patent 0 None
2010-12-16 NIH grants $7.5 million for researchers to develop novel compounds in treating nicotine addiction 0 None
2010-12-16 Synthetic derivative of curry spice can be effective neuroprotective for stroke and TBI 0 None
2010-12-16 Study confirms Carrageenan as effective antiviral against H1N1 influenza strain 0 None
2010-12-15 MDMA produces friendliness, playfulness, and loving feelings in laboratory setting 0 5
2010-12-15 Global Fund to draw up action plan against drug theft, invites stakeholders to participate 0 None
2010-12-15 Naltrexone may help treat alcoholism 0 3.5
2010-12-15 New skincare product with cellular activators 0 None
2010-12-15 Illegal online drug sellers prey upon 36 million Americans 0 None
2010-12-15 Leeds scientists develop new vaccine to eliminate polio disease 0 None
2010-12-15 China Nuokang receives SFDA manufacturing license for Dipyridamole Aspirin 0 None
2010-12-15 CRI introduces new model of philanthropic investment to improve cancer patient care 0 None
2010-12-15 Inhaled corticosteroids may cause diabetes 0 None
2010-12-15 Accidental ingestion of Tessalon could be dangerous for young children, FDA warns 0 None
2010-12-15 IOM reconfirms the importance of calcium and vitamin D intake 0 None
2010-12-14 Watson files generic Exalgo ANDA, confirms patent challenge from Mallinckrodt 0 None
2010-12-14 Bohai to acquire rights to 14 approved Traditional Chinese Medicines for $7,200,000 0 None
2010-12-14 FDA accepts for filing Pacira's EXPAREL NDA for postsurgical pain management 0 None
2010-12-14 ProJect Pharmaceutics opens laboratory facilities in Martinsried, Munich 0 None
2010-12-14 UnitedHealthcare's care management solution will improve diabetes prescription drug adherence: Study 0 None
2010-12-14 Pruritic nodules and aluminium allergy arise after vaccinations or treatments for allergies 0 None
2010-12-14 Clinical trail shows 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine safe and effective in asthma patients 0 None
2010-12-14 EU, India talks end with resolution on drug seizures, little progress on free trade agreement 0 None
2010-12-14 New osteoporosis drug appears to reduce bone loss in mice with oral cancer 0 None
2010-12-13 Majority of brain tumor patients use alternative therapies 0 None
2010-12-13 Reuters: Supreme Court to decide generic drug labeling issue 0 None
2010-12-13 Zogenix's SUMAVEL DosePro Needle-free Delivery System wins 2010 Most Innovative Product award 0 None
2010-12-13 Lubricants associated with higher rating of sexual pleasure 0 None
2010-12-13 Infinity extends global strategic alliance with Mundipharma for development, commercialization of IPI-926 0 None
2010-12-13 Santen launches DIQUAS Ophthalmic Solution in Japan 0 3.2
2010-12-13 Prevenar 13 launched in first childhood immunization program for PD in Nicaragua 0 None
2010-12-13 ORNL's software scans molecular databases, may help scientists to develop new drug treatments 0 5
2010-12-13 Man Up Now capsules can dangerously lower blood pressure 0 None
2010-12-13 Exemestane may provide post-surgery option for postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer 0 None
2010-12-13 Combination therapy improves tumor response in HER2-positive breast cancer patients 0 None
2010-12-13 Denosumab delays skeletal-related side effects in patients with breast cancer and bone metastases 0 5
2010-12-12 Depression drug appears effective in reducing pain associated with breast cancer treatment 0 None
2010-12-10 New challenges to FDA's 'no risk' classification of mercury fillings 0 5
2010-12-10 Pfizer withdraws Thelin for treatment of PAH, discontinues global clinical studies 0 None
2010-12-10 FDA approves Mylan's generic Adalat CC Tablets ANDA 0 None
2010-12-10 PLD/carboplatin to replace paclitaxel/carboplatin as gold-standard treatment for platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer 0 None
2010-12-10 Pisgah's technology imparts abuse deterrence to commonly abused prescription drugs 0 None
2010-12-10 Serodus licenses selective serotonin-4 antagonist for potential heart failure treatment from Roche 0 None
2010-12-10 Using buprenorphine to treat opioid-dependent pregnant women may result in healthier babies 0 None
2010-12-10 McNeil recalls ROLAIDS Ultra Strength SoftChews and SoftChews plus Gas Relief in Canada 0 None
2010-12-10 PharmaDirections congratulates Orexigen on FDA Advisory approval for Contrave 0 None
2010-12-10 News outlets report on polio outbreaks in Central, East Africa 0 None
2010-12-10 FDA grants approval to manufacture Collagenase SANTYL Ointment at DPT Laboratories' facility 0 1
2010-12-09 New three-drug combination may be effective for newly diagnosed blood cancer patients: Study 0 None
2010-12-09 Warfarin may not be beneficial to some patients with atrial fibrillation: Researchers 0 5
2010-12-09 OpEds: How debt panel 'punted' on health costs; Sustainable 'doc fix;' Arizona 'death panel;' Sebelius on flu vaccine 0 None
2010-12-09 Hemispherx amends Ampligen agreement with GP Pharm to include Mexico 0 5
2010-12-09 Nacalai to distribute Techulon's Glycofect Transfection Reagent platform products in Japan 0 None
2010-12-09 Genetic Immunity to present DermaVir and DermaPrep transdermal delivery system at HIV DART 2010 conference 0 None
2010-12-09 Enbrel outperforms Humira in treating newly diagnosed RA patients: Report 0 None
2010-12-09 Medisafe 1 Technologies demonstrates syringe locking device at Israel's National Ministry of Health 0 None
2010-12-09 Media examines efforts to protect patients in Africa from counterfeit medications 0 None
2010-12-09 VIRxSYS presents study results of VRX1116 at HIV DART 2010 0 None
2010-12-09 New objective criteria for evaluating hemostatic efficacy in treatment of VWD 0 None
2010-12-09 DPT granted FDA approval to manufacture Collagenase SANTYL Ointment for wound care 0 None
2010-12-09 India, EU trade agreement will not restrict ability for India's pharmaceutical firms to export generic drugs, official says 0 None
2010-12-09 Three drug companies to pay $421 million in fraud settlement 0 None
2010-12-08 Smoking cessation products available on PBS 4 1
2010-12-08 TOS, OAC call on FDA to address urgent need for obesity treatments 0 None
2010-12-08 UBC's new formulation of Amphotericin B for Visceral Leishmaniasis remains stable in tropical climates 0 None
2010-12-08 Golden Living establishes in-house consulting pharmacy company 0 None
2010-12-08 European Commission must stop attacking generic medicines, says ITPC 0 None
2010-12-08 Financial Times contrasts 'bottom up' and 'top down' approaches to developing country drugs 0 None
2010-12-08 CML patients treated with dasatinib associated with better treatment adherence, lower health costs: Study 0 5
2010-12-08 Cardinal Health continues agreement with Walgreens to supply pharmaceuticals 0 None
2010-12-08 FDA advisory committee's approval of Contrave for obesity encourages OAC, TOS, ASMBS 0 None
2010-12-08 Cephalon, Mesoblast to develop, commercialize novel adult MPC therapeutics 0 None
2010-12-08 Alexza Pharmaceuticals to meet with FDA to discuss CRL regarding its NDA for AZ-004 0 None
2010-12-08 Concentrated nicotine in E-cigarattes poses unknown risks to consumers 0 None
2010-12-07 Contrave, new weight loss pill gets FDA panel nod 0 5
2010-12-07 Orthovita granted FDA marketing clearance for Vitoss Bioactive Foam-2X Bone Graft Substitute 0 None
2010-12-07 Inergetics, Muscle Maker Grill sign Product Development Agreement 0 None
2010-12-07 Zogenix, Desitin receive MAA approval for SUMAVEL DosePro needle-free delivery system in Denmark 0 None
2010-12-07 Matrix's NDA for Abacavir Sulfate receives tentative FDA approval under PEPFAR 0 None
2010-12-07 OXIS introduces ErgoFlex for relief of joint pain 0 None
2010-12-07 Watson, Natco confirm development agreement for generic Revlimid 0 None
2010-12-07 Breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen anxious to have CYP2D6 genetic test 0 4
2010-12-07 Intellipharmaceutics files generic 30 mg Focalin XR ANDA with FDA 0 None
2010-12-07 Idis to manage ViroPharma's named patient program 0 None
2010-12-07 Low dose of aspirin reduces occurrence of several common cancers: Study 0 5
2010-12-07 ADHD drug market will decrease from $5 billion in 2009 to $4.1 billion in 2019: Report 0 None
2010-12-07 Cylene Pharmaceuticals to present data on CK2 inhibitor at ASH Annual Meeting 0 None
2010-12-07 NIH scientists consider prospects for universal influenza vaccine 0 None
2010-12-07 Campaign to inoculate millions across Africa against meningitis kicks off in Burkina Faso 0 None
2010-12-07 Study: Mixing exenatide with insulin provides better blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes patients 0 None
2010-12-07 New drug appears to help patients with chronic myeloid leukemia 0 None
2010-12-07 Boceprevir drug may cure hepatitis C 0 None
2010-12-07 Drug prescribed for Parkinson's disease may also treat restless leg syndrome: MCG researchers 0 None
2010-12-07 Researchers develop new drugs to prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome 0 None
2010-12-07 Champions Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Industries sign Master Service Agreement 0 None
2010-12-07 Ancora receives two federal grants to develop vaccine for malaria, staphylococcus aureus 0 None
2010-12-07 No evidence of toxicity in hemophilia B patients enrolled in gene therapy trial 0 None
2010-12-07 Experimental flu vaccine triggers immune response, protects against flu 0 None
2010-12-06 One shot, cheap meningitis vaccine now available in Africa 0 None
2010-12-06 NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Galderma expand their multi-year collaboration agreement 0 None
2010-12-06 MenAfriVac to help health workers eliminate meningococcal A epidemics 0 None
2010-12-06 HP, mPedigree Network introduce life-saving service to fight counterfeit drugs in Africa 0 None
2010-12-06 Oral levetiracetam may be effective in stopping neonatal seizures 0 5
2010-12-04 UNICEF spearheads polio immunization campaign across Abkhazia 0 None
2010-12-04 Access adds patient experience testimonial video to MuGard website 0 None
2010-12-04 Wide-scale study of flu vaccine's effectiveness in European children needed 0 None
2010-12-04 IOM releases new dietary recommendations for calcium, vitamin D intakes 0 3
2010-12-04 Sermo releases report on potential replacements for warfarin 0 None
2010-12-04 IDRI awarded $1.8M contract to develop adjuvant formulations for pandemic influenza 0 None
2010-12-04 NFID supports CDC's National Influenza Vaccination Week 0 None
2010-12-04 Health experts discuss how to prepare for future dengue immunization programs 0 None
2010-12-04 New standard treatment for early stage breast cancer 0 4
2010-12-04 ProPublica: Drug Co. used ghostwriters to pen work bylined by academics 0 None
2010-12-03 Impax confirms challenge of patents in connection with INTUNIV 0 None
2010-12-03 FDA Advisory Panel recommends approval of Solesta for bowel incontinence 0 None
2010-12-03 Cell Therapeutics submits pixantrone NDA application to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 0 None
2010-12-03 IP-K signs agreement to continue NITD research deal for new drug candidates 0 None
2010-12-03 Sagent launches chemotherapy agent topotecan hydrochloride for injection 0 None
2010-12-03 IP-K signs agreement with sanofi-aventis to identify new medicines 0 None
2010-12-03 More Coloradans lose Medicare Advantage plans, Missouri lawmakers push for doctor's order to buy common cold and allergy meds 0 None
2010-12-03 Doctors still prescribe higher-dose menopausal hormone therapy pills 0 None
2010-12-03 Teva comments on Lovenox’s patent infringement lawsuit 0 None
2010-12-03 SAGE launches two new journals in Drug Safety, Hematology 0 None
2010-12-02 AstraZeneca announces FDA Advisory Committee meeting outcome for vandetanib NDA 0 None
2010-12-02 FDA approves Sagent's general anesthetic midazolam 0 None
2010-12-02 FDA approves IDE application to initiate Tryton Side Branch Stent System for coronary artery disease 0 None
2010-12-02 FDA panel rejects expansion of drug label 0 None
2010-12-02 FDA approves Abiomed to begin MINI-AMI trial to evaluate Impella 2.5 0 None
2010-12-02 ROCHE, Baylor Research Institute partner in human immunology research 0 None
2010-12-02 Hybrigenics receives EUR 800,000 payment from Oseo 0 None
2010-12-02 Denmark grants marketing authorization for SUMAVEL DosePro Needle-Free Delivery System 0 5
2010-12-02 Research: Environmental bacteria compromises effectiveness of BCG vaccine 0 None
2010-12-02 European Commission approves Pfizer's SUTENT for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors 0 1
2010-12-02 JAMA: OTC medications' dosing instructions for children adhere poorly to FDA guidelines 0 None
2010-12-02 Study finds inconsistency in OTC medications for children 0 None
2010-12-02 Patients with chronic constipation prefer Kristalose oral solution 1 None
2010-12-02 Aspirin decreases plaque formations that cause heart attacks and strokes 0 None
2010-12-02 CSC files IND application to commence Phase I study for Spinal Muscular Atrophy 0 5
2010-12-02 Baxter licenses Vero cell-based influenza vaccine technology to Takeda 0 None
2010-12-02 DOD awards $2.24 million grant to study keratin gel in peripheral nerve regeneration 0 None
2010-12-02 CareFusion to showcase Pyxis closed-loop medication management system at ASHP Exhibition 0 None
2010-12-02 FDA advisory committee votes against Avodart sNDA for prostate cancer risk reduction 0 None
2010-12-02 International trial confirms long-term benefits of anastrozole to stop breast cancer 0 1
2010-12-02 GSK and Valeant receive FDA Complete Response letter for ezogabine 0 None
2010-12-02 FDA approves CUBICIN 2-minute IV injection for MRSA skin infections, bacteremia 0 None
2010-12-01 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $6M grant to NanoBio to develop intranasal vaccine for RSV 0 None
2010-12-01 High levels of variability, inconsistencies found in children's medication labeling and measuring devices 0 None
2010-12-01 Research reveals tricyclic anti-depressants increase risk of CVD 0 None
2010-12-01 Research shows anti-microbial medications lead to acute liver failure 0 None
2010-12-01 Elorac's naloxone lotion receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for pruritus associated with mycosis fungoides 1 None


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