Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - December 2011

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2011-12-31 FDA approves Prevnar 13 pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for adults 50 and older 0 None
2011-12-31 HimalayaUSA recalls two batches of Organique by Himalaya Nourishing Night Cream 0 None
2011-12-31 ProStrakan announces FDA approval for Transmucosal Immediate Release Fentanyl REMS Access program 0 None
2011-12-31 ARCA biopharma extends pharmacogenetic intellectual property protection around bucindolol 0 None
2011-12-31 FDA approves Pfizer's Prevnar 13 pneumococcal conjugate vaccine as a single dose for adults 0 None
2011-12-31 Patented ribose for food, beverage and supplement applications 0 None
2011-12-31 No Cronobacter detected in Mead Johnson products 0 None
2011-12-30 Single shared REMS for TIRF products receives FDA approval 0 None
2011-12-29 Avastin fails to live up to expectations for extending survival in ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-12-29 Bevacizumab delays disease progression in ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-12-28 Powerful painkiller on its way to the market: Experts worry about addiction woes 3 4
2011-12-28 Mylan receives final FDA approval for Levetiracetam ER Tablets ANDA 0 None
2011-12-28 Mylan receives final FDA approval for Eprosartan Mesylate ANDA 0 5
2011-12-27 Perrigo receives final approval from FDA for Desloratadine ANDA 0 None
2011-12-26 Eisai resubmits NDA for perampanel to treat epilepsy-associated seizures 0 None
2011-12-26 Synthetic drugs treat Crohn's disease in mice 0 4
2011-12-26 AJHP examines pharmacists' prescribing medications in current issue 0 None
2011-12-26 Wolters Kluwer sells pharma-related business to Springer Science+Business Media 0 None
2011-12-26 FDA accepts Gilead's Quad HIV regimen NDA for review 0 None
2011-12-26 TheraBiogen launches Social Media campaign 0 None
2011-12-26 Researchers report how sildenafil can alleviate heart problems 0 None
2011-12-26 FDA EMDAC schedules to review VIVUS' Qnexa NDA for treatment of obesity 0 None
2011-12-23 Researchers report how sildenafil can alleviate heart problems 0 None
2011-12-23 ARV drugs can prevent transmission of HIV 0 3
2011-12-23 N.Y. Times review finds misuse of psychotropic drugs in disabled patients 0 None
2011-12-23 Injected meth users at greater risk of attempting suicide 0 None
2011-12-23 Veloxis, Athena partner to establish competitive presence for AtorFen in emerging markets 0 None
2011-12-23 BBC News Magazine examines antiviral drug research 0 None
2011-12-23 Anti-cancer drugs may also fight antibiotic resistance 0 None
2011-12-23 Researchers reveal what cells respond to anesthesia in C. elegans 0 None
2011-12-23 Walgreen expecting sharp drop in prescription business 1 None
2011-12-23 Religious leaders should come together to ensure access to NTD medicines for world's poorest 0 None
2011-12-23 First study to explore impact of crowding on children with fracture-related pain 0 None
2011-12-23 Russia will not use HIV spending to fund needle exchange, methadone therapy, Reuters reports 0 None
2011-12-23 Momenta, Baxter partner to develop and commercialize biosimilars 0 None
2011-12-23 Oak Pharmaceuticals acquires three Lundbeck hospital-based injectables 0 None
2011-12-23 Botox can have unsuspected 'systemic' effects on muscles 0 None
2011-12-23 ThromboGenics submits ocriplasmin BLA with FDA to treat symptomatic VMA 0 3
2011-12-22 New way to awaken paternal Ube3a allele linked with Angelman syndrome 0 5
2011-12-22 Effects of allopregnanolone in women with severe pre-menstrual syndrome 0 5
2011-12-22 Drugmaker Merck to pay $24M to settle Medicaid case 0 None
2011-12-22 HPV vaccine support by GAVI example of 'equity in health' 0 None
2011-12-22 New silk-based microneedle system for controlled-release drug delivery 0 None
2011-12-22 JAMA commentary argues that vitamin therapy still plays a role in reducing stroke 0 None
2011-12-22 FDA approves Merck's Isentress to treat HIV-1 infection in children, adolescents 0 None
2011-12-22 ACTF, Merck announce new HIV initiatives 0 None
2011-12-22 Impax submits IPX066 NDA to FDA for treatment of Parkinson's 0 None
2011-12-22 Leishmania parasite develops combined resistance against drug, human immune system 0 None
2011-12-21 Malaria vaccine shows early success 0 None
2011-12-21 CutisPharma introduces FIRST - Mouthwash Kits 0 None
2011-12-21 Actavis enters LOI with QRxPharma to commercialize MoxDuo IR in the U.S. 0 None
2011-12-21 Optical imaging can visualize cultured cancer cells' response to particular drug 0 None
2011-12-21 Low-income neighborhoods often misinformed about emergency contraception access 0 None
2011-12-21 Ranbaxy signs consent decree with U.S. FDA 0 None
2011-12-21 FDA accepts Pfizer's tofacitinib NDA for review 2 None
2011-12-21 University of Oxford scientists develop new candidate malaria vaccine 0 None
2011-12-21 Takeda receives FDA approval for EDARBYCLOR to treat hypertension 0 None
2011-12-20 Amgen and Watson to collaborate on biosimilar anti-cancer drugs 0 None
2011-12-20 Drug prices may fall by up to 82 percent in Australia 0 None
2011-12-20 WHO approves three Mylan ARV therapies to treat HIV/AIDS 0 None
2011-12-20 MacroGenics to receive milestone payment from Boehringer Ingelheim 0 None
2011-12-20 Immunosuppressant combination improves survival of human spinal stem cells in ALS rat model 0 None
2011-12-20 SCYNEXIS, MMV assemble Malaria Box of 400 compounds with antimalarial activity 0 None
2011-12-20 Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline to increase sales of pneumococcal vaccines through GAVI 0 None
2011-12-20 Three-dose artesunate therapy effective in treating children with malaria 0 None
2011-12-20 Eculizumab protects children from severe Shiga toxin-associated HUS 0 None
2011-12-20 Lostartan can reduce cigarette smoke-induced lung injury 0 None
2011-12-20 EETs promote primary tumor growth and metastasis in mouse models of cancer 0 None
2011-12-20 Routine criminal prosecutions for HIV nondisclosure should be abolished, say experts 0 None
2011-12-19 Weight loss pill without major side effects coming soon 1 None
2011-12-19 Yissum introduces novel technology for manufacturing an anti-malaria drug in tobacco 0 None
2011-12-19 Bloomberg TV to air segment on Antigen Express' immunotherapeutic breast cancer vaccine 0 None
2011-12-19 EMA CHMP recommends approval for BioMarin's Novato manufacturing facility expansion 0 None
2011-12-19 Fluoride supplements not found to be safe or effective 0 None
2011-12-19 HA fillers will see highest growth among facial injectable products in 2013 rebound 0 None
2011-12-19 Affordable artemisinin using tobacco plants 0 None
2011-12-19 arGEN-X to advance SIMPLE Antibody platform for treatment of autoimmune disorders 0 None
2011-12-17 Baxter receives FDA approval for ADVATE to prevent hemophilia A 0 None
2011-12-17 Pfizer enters Prevenar 13 supply agreement to protect children from pneumococcal disease 0 None
2011-12-16 Research reveals role of government funding in pharmaceutical R&D 0 None
2011-12-16 First reliable method to predict whether SSRIs work on depressed patients 0 None
2011-12-16 Drugmakers get more time to record gifts to doctors 0 None
2011-12-16 Vaginal progesterone decreases odds of premature delivery in women 0 None
2011-12-16 Major metropolitan areas show variation in rates of drug-related ED visits 0 None
2011-12-16 Glucocorticoid inhalation during pregnancy does not increase risk of diseases in offspring 0 None
2011-12-16 Almost two-thirds of pregnant women in B.C. consume prescription drugs 0 None
2011-12-16 IQWiG publishes report on Esbriet benefit assessment for treatment of IPF 0 None
2011-12-16 FDA accepts Vertex KALYDECO NDA for six-month Priority Review 0 None
2011-12-16 Antimalarial drugs administered during pregnancy safer than contracting malaria, study suggests 0 None
2011-12-15 Study: Many prescription drugs use phthalates as inactive ingredients 0 None
2011-12-15 ONC gives gift with vision to reduce blindness and mortality among children 0 None
2011-12-15 Roundtable discussion about caffeine and physical performance 0 None
2011-12-15 MTF survey shows large decline in teen smoking 0 None
2011-12-15 New drug candidate may halt mental decline of Alzheimer's 0 None
2011-12-15 GeneKey launches personalized medicine service for cancer patients 0 None
2011-12-15 FDA approves modernized labeling for ViroPharma's Vancocin Capsules 0 None
2011-12-15 Experts warn expectant moms about dangers of common cold medicines during pregnancy 0 None
2011-12-15 Scientists evaluate toxicity of Peruvian plant species in traditional medicine 0 None
2011-12-15 Nitroglycerin can boost body's natural immune response to cancer 0 None
2011-12-14 Salix submits Crofelemer NDA to FDA for treatment of HIV-associated diarrhea 0 None
2011-12-14 Hydrogel regenerates healthy, scar-free tissue on skin damaged by severe burns 0 None
2011-12-14 Researchers discover how statins promote breakdown of plaque in arteries 0 None
2011-12-14 People in Swaziland protesting shortages of ARVs amid government financial crisis 0 None
2011-12-14 With federal court action looming, Sebelius says Plan B decision 'not about politics' 0 None
2011-12-14 Researchers create vaccine that reduces tumors in mice 0 None
2011-12-14 Study finds underutilization of warfarin among Kentucky women with AF 0 None
2011-12-14 Study reveals key role of melatonin receptor in sleep regulation 0 None
2011-12-14 Individuals with mood and anxiety disorders may be more likely to abuse opioids 0 None
2011-12-14 Statins linked with reduced risk of death among hospitalized flu patients 0 None
2011-12-13 Research describes advantages of new vaccine adjuvant 0 None
2011-12-13 Drug users with HIV infection have 74% higher risk of overdose 0 None
2011-12-13 Plant world has great potential as a source of new medicines, says NYBG scientist 0 None
2011-12-13 Scientists create antigenic myeloma peptide 'cocktail' 0 None
2011-12-13 Quintiles launches Kun Tuo to service unique needs of biopharma companies in China 0 None
2011-12-13 Supply chain map could help improve access to anti-malarial drugs 0 None
2011-12-13 Consistent asthma medication use could prevent severe attacks 0 None
2011-12-13 KPT-SINE shows promise against CLL 0 None
2011-12-13 FDA approves Lannett's ANDA for Triamterene with Hydrochlorothiazide Capsules 0 None
2011-12-12 ADHD drugs not bad for the heart: Study 0 None
2011-12-12 Parents blame swine flu vaccine for son’s narcolepsy 0 None
2011-12-12 Bone drug effective in improving breast cancer survival 0 None
2011-12-12 Neutra begins to test new proprietary nutrient formulas 0 None
2011-12-12 Reata, Abbott partner to develop and commercialize AIMs for chronic diseases 0 None
2011-12-12 Immunomodulators show promise against multiple myeloma 0 None
2011-12-12 BioInvent announces new BI-505 preclinical data on multiple myeloma 0 None
2011-12-12 Suppressing STARD9 protein could be a novel strategy to fight cancers 0 None
2011-12-12 Onyx receives FDA Standard Review designation for carfilzomib NDA to treat RRMM 0 None
2011-12-12 HER2 proteins do not predict breast cancer patient's outcome after Herceptin treatment 0 None
2011-12-12 Many postmenopausal women quit breast cancer drugs early because of side effects 0 5
2011-12-12 Study describes miR-124 can prevent and treat liver cancer 0 None
2011-12-11 Positive data from Aeterna Zentaris AEZS-131 preclinical study on TNBC 0 None
2011-12-11 FDA panel supports birth control Yaz but advises labeling changes 0 None
2011-12-09 Signal Genetics to launch second generation Myeloma product, MyPRS Plus 0 None
2011-12-09 Obama defends limit on morning-after pill 0 None
2011-12-09 New pediatric formula for Chagas disease treatment developed in Brazil 0 None
2011-12-09 FDA panel: Some birth control pills should carry stronger warning labels 0 None
2011-12-09 The contraceptive pill could reduce risk of ovarian and uterine cancer in nuns 0 None
2011-12-09 Trastuzumab improves long-term outcomes in obese patients with HER2-positive breast cancer 0 None
2011-12-09 ZEN bust-enhancing supplements may increase risk of breast cancer 0 None
2011-12-09 First Edition: December 9, 2011 0 None
2011-12-09 Sebelius overrules FDA on 'morning after' pill's OTC availability 0 None
2011-12-09 Experimental sublingual vaccine shows promise against influenza infection 0 None
2011-12-09 Dramatic rise in substance abuse treatment admission rates from 1999-2009 0 None
2011-12-09 Paper calls for strong steps to control global crisis of antibiotic-resistant infections 0 None
2011-12-09 Gilead Sciences to donate $8M in visceral leishmaniasis drug to WHO 0 None
2011-12-09 caprotec's CCMS technology identifies novel co-targets of three anti-cancer drugs 0 None
2011-12-09 The Hormone Foundation publishes fact sheet about harmful hCG diet 1 None
2011-12-09 Menarini, Moberg Derma partner to distribute Emtrix in Italy 0 None
2011-12-09 Pharmaceutical spam leads patients to seek out online information about prescription drugs 0 None
2011-12-09 Combination of MEK inhibitors and nilotinib can overcome CML resistance to targeted drug 0 5
2011-12-09 USPTO issues Diabetes Patent to Omni Bio 0 None
2011-12-09 Pharmacyclics, Janssen partner to develop and market PCI-32765 anti-cancer compound 0 None
2011-12-08 FDA advisory panel OKs anemia drug peginesatide 0 None
2011-12-08 Zoledronic acid increases bone mineral density, reduces recurrence in postmenopausal breast cancer 0 None
2011-12-08 Ixabepilone-sunitinib combination holds potential against chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-12-08 BCX4945 proves effective at clearing malaria infections 0 None
2011-12-08 Ecstasy drug associated with chronic changes in human brain 0 5
2011-12-08 Euthymics presents EB-1020 preclinical data on ADHD at ACNP annual meeting 0 None
2011-12-08 Study shows how mothering can strengthen offspring's immune system in brain 0 None
2011-12-08 Janssen Biotech, Molecular Partners collaborate to develop DARPins for immunological diseases 0 None
2011-12-08 Watson introduces Amethia Lo and ethinyl estradiol tablets 0 None
2011-12-07 Vaccine against Ebola developed 0 5
2011-12-07 FDA approves changes to REMS for Nplate and Promacta 0 None
2011-12-07 Antenatal corticosteroids reduce risk of death in extremely preterm infants 0 None
2011-12-07 AmLactin can help the skin through menopause 0 None
2011-12-07 Ampio awarded composition of matter patent for Ampion in Europe 0 None
2011-12-07 Relaxin improves poor blood flow and kidney function in a rat model of PKD 1 4
2011-12-07 AFECTAIR may be an effective alternative to SoC for delivery of inhaled nitric oxide 0 None
2011-12-07 Future of drug discovery and development to be highlighted at 2011 BPS Winter Meeting 0 None
2011-12-07 Combination of cannabinoids and opiates could help reduce chronic pain 0 4.5
2011-12-07 Pretreatment fasting glucose could block breast cancer progression 0 None
2011-12-07 Health Alliance, Bayer sign outcomes-based contract to support MS patients 0 None
2011-12-07 Vietnam should shut compulsory rehab centers for drug users, sex workers, U.N. expert says 0 None
2011-12-07 New method improves accuracy of AF risk assessments 0 None
2011-12-07 Fake, poor-quality drugs boosting malaria drug resistance in Southeast Asia, U.S. experts say 0 None
2011-12-07 INT-777 shows promise against metabolic syndrome 0 5
2011-12-06 Ranbaxy introduces Atorvastatin-Amlodipine besylate tablets in the U.S. 0 None
2011-12-06 Combination of metformin and exercise can prevent Type 2 diabetes 0 None
2011-12-06 FDA assigns CTIs' pixantrone NDA new PDUFA action date 0 None
2011-12-06 Prenatal exposure to valproate may increase risk of autism in children 0 None
2011-12-06 Fetal exposure to valproate impairs IQ till age six 0 None
2011-12-06 MorphoSys unveils next-generation antibody technology Ylanthia 0 None
2011-12-06 Bold move by Astra Zeneca to share 22 early stage potential drugs with MRC 0 None
2011-12-06 Aspirin decreases risk of major complications from cardiac surgery 0 None
2011-12-05 Biogen, Samsung partner to develop and market biosimilars 0 None
2011-12-05 Converting patients to lamotrigine extended-release for epilepsy treatment found effective and safe 0 None
2011-12-05 Spectrum seeks FDA IND approval for SPI-014 to treat hyperphosphatemia 0 None
2011-12-05 CTI seeks license to market Pixuvri in the E.U. for treatment of NHL 0 None
2011-12-05 Bromide shows promise against SCN1A-associated Dravet syndrome with intractable seizures 0 None
2011-12-03 Latin American, Caribbean national rotavirus immunization campaigns show success, CDC report says 0 None
2011-12-03 FDA approves Mylan's Tranexamic Acid Injection ANDA 0 None
2011-12-03 MK 1775 shows promise against sarcomas 0 None
2011-12-02 Mylan's NDA for Atazanavir Sulfate and Ritonavir Tablets receives tentative FDA approval through PEPFAR 0 1
2011-12-02 Assembly Bill 5502-B would raise cost of many prescriptions in NY by 10% 1 1
2011-12-02 New insight into why aminoglycoside antibiotics cause deafness 0 5
2011-12-02 U.S. Marshals seize all Syntec's dietary supplements for false claims 0 None
2011-12-02 The Lipitor story: Drug companies brace for losses as patents expire on this and other popular medications 0 None
2011-12-02 Mylan confirms generic Generess Fe patent challenge 1 None
2011-12-01 EGCG may prevent HCV reinfection after liver transplantation 0 None
2011-12-01 Government inspectors to lawmakers: More must be done to stop prescription of powerful psych drugs to nursing home patients 0 None
2011-12-01 Botulism toxins could be re-engineered for treating RA, asthma, psoriasis 0 None
2011-12-01 Lipitor going generic, Pfizer making deals to keep consumers 0 None
2011-12-01 Treatment cost savings under PEPFAR can be re-invested to increase ARV reach 0 None
2011-12-01 Taking sleep medication or drinking alcohol does not benefit people with insomnia 0 None
2011-12-01 Santaris Pharma wins two LNA patent re-examination cases in the U.S. 0 None
2011-12-01 Harvard SEAS, BASF to co-host symposium on pharmaceutical nanoformulations 0 None
2011-12-01 Ranbaxy receives FDA approval to manufacture and market generic Lipitor 0 None
2011-12-01 Neuropharmacology to publish Nutra Pharma's Alpha-Cobratoxin mechanism study on chronic pain 0 None
2011-12-01 Ranbaxy and Teva announce generic Lipitor agreement 0 3
2011-12-01 Oral ingestion of apple polyphenols can prevent colitis in mice 0 5


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