Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - August 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-08-31 Study reveals how pharmaceutical managers can maximize the return on marketing investments 0 None
2011-08-31 SAIC awards Selecta a subcontract to develop synthetic nanoparticle vaccine for malaria 0 None
2011-08-31 Research shows numerous health benefits of Modified Citrus Pectin 0 None
2011-08-31 Comprehensive review on non-drug interventions for treatment of high blood pressure 0 None
2011-08-31 Cost of second-line ARVs a 'huge barrier to care' in resource-poor countries 0 None
2011-08-31 Insight Pharmaceuticals announces acquisition of MONISTAT business from McNEIL-PPC 0 None
2011-08-31 Perrigo's ANDA for Ketoconazole Foam, 2% receives final FDA approval to treat seborrheic dermatitis 0 5
2011-08-30 FDA accepts Salix and Progenics' sNDA filing for RELISTOR to treat opioid-induced constipation 0 None
2011-08-30 AAMPS, ChromaDex sign exclusive marketing agreement for African Herbal Pharmacopoeia 0 None
2011-08-30 DNA sequencing pioneer, two pharmaceutical researchers recognized as ACS 'Heroes of Chemistry' 0 None
2011-08-30 Vitamin A supplements could save the lives of 600,000 children a year, researchers say 0 None
2011-08-30 AstraZeneca: BRILIQUE receives Class I recommendation from ESC 0 None
2011-08-30 Everolimus-eluting stent reduces incidence of stent thrombosis 0 None
2011-08-30 Ipsen, Inspiration partner to launch hemophilia product portfolio in Europe 0 None
2011-08-30 Vitamin C supplementation might benefit children with asthma 0 None
2011-08-30 High risk of serious complications or death in children with SP-HUS 0 None
2011-08-30 Study indicates large gap in use of proven therapies for heart attack or stroke 0 None
2011-08-30 Ivabradine reduces heart volume among patients with cardiac insufficiency 0 None
2011-08-29 Pfizer receives FDA approval of XALKORI for ALK-positive NSCLC 0 None
2011-08-29 UCLA-Harvard medication study highlights 3 types of confusing outcome measures 0 None
2011-08-29 Health Canada approves Bayer's STAXYN for treatment of erectile dysfunction 1 3
2011-08-29 Infrared Systems completes several internal projects, discusses corporate strategies 0 None
2011-08-29 Researchers use metformin to effectively starve cancer cells 0 5
2011-08-29 Leucine may help people burn fat during periods of food restriction 0 None
2011-08-29 One in three AF patients at high risk of stroke are not being prescribed VKA therapy 0 None
2011-08-29 Pfizer's Xalkori receives FDA approval to treat late-stage NSCLC patients with abnormal ALK gene 0 None
2011-08-29 LUNGevity Foundation applauds FDA's recent approval of XALKORI lung cancer drug 0 None
2011-08-29 Astellas seeks regulatory approval for mirabegron to treat overactive bladder in the U.S., Europe 0 2
2011-08-29 Researchers identify molecule that can stop the formation of amyloid fibrils 0 None
2011-08-29 Pfizer receives FDA approval for XALKORI capsules to treat ALK-positive NSCLC 0 5
2011-08-26 Nurofen mix up with Seroquel schizophrenia drug warns MHRA 0 None
2011-08-26 Autism link to vaccines dispelled by a large review of studies 1 5
2011-08-26 Rotavirus vaccine still effective in reducing diarrhea-related deaths in Mexico, researchers say 0 None
2011-08-26 Viewpoints: Drug shortages = rationing; Changing forces in health marketplace; Birth control mandate 0 None
2011-08-26 IOM report: Few health problems are clearly associated with vaccines 0 None
2011-08-26 Yale scientists synthesize huperzine A to combat Alzheimer's 0 None
2011-08-26 Google pays $500 million settlement in pharmacy ad probe 0 None
2011-08-26 Neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to surgery can benefit women with lobular breast cancer 0 None
2011-08-26 Researchers develop single vaccines to prevent rabies, Ebola infection 0 None
2011-08-26 IOM issues new report on evidence and causality of vaccine harms 0 None
2011-08-26 Firazyr receives FDA approval for treatment of HAE acute attacks 0 None
2011-08-26 Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly receive EU approval for linagliptin to treat type 2 diabetes 0 4
2011-08-26 Shire receives FDA marketing approval for FIRAZYR to treat acute attacks of HAE 0 None
2011-08-25 Antidepressant alert – Citalopram associated to heart rhythm disturbances 0 None
2011-08-25 Allergan gets FDA nod for use of Botox in urinary incontinence 0 None
2011-08-25 Simcere receives Chinese SFDA approval for Iremod to treat active rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2011-08-25 Removal of OTC drugs for toddlers from the market reduces therapeutic errors 0 5
2011-08-25 AHF shares The Lancet's concerns over use of Gilead's Truvada as HIV prevention pill 0 None
2011-08-25 Redesigned vancomycin can kill deadliest antibiotic-resistant bacteria 0 None
2011-08-25 Webinar on Prescription Drug Abuse in Workers' Comp 0 None
2011-08-25 Foreign drug manufacturing, testing raise regulatory and ethical concerns 0 None
2011-08-25 Researchers discover how antipsychotic drugs manage symptoms of schizophrenia 0 5
2011-08-25 Allergan receives FDA approval for Botox to treat specific form of urinary incontinence 0 None
2011-08-25 NMS Labs develops substance identification tests for nine 'bath salts' compounds 0 5
2011-08-25 USPTO issues Notice of Allowance for Cortex AMPAKINE molecules to treat respiratory depression 0 None
2011-08-25 FDA approves Allergan's BOTOX to treat specific form of urinary incontinence 0 None
2011-08-24 Mylan subsidiary to exclusively offer EpiPen 2-Pak and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak Auto-Injector 0 None
2011-08-24 A pain-free way of tackling dental decay 0 None
2011-08-24 Call for open challenges in nanomedicine 0 None
2011-08-24 FDA grants fast track designation for Pharmasset's PSI-938 to treat chronic HCV infection 0 None
2011-08-24 New invasive procedures may help patients with chronic refractory headache 0 1
2011-08-24 New Pressurized Olfactory Device shows direct CNS effect of morphine 0 None
2011-08-24 First international conference on developmental, translational and clinical pharmacogenomics 0 None
2011-08-24 Health Canada accepts Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada's lurasidone NDS for review 0 None
2011-08-24 Research may help explain why live attenuated influenza vaccine elicits protection 0 None
2011-08-24 Daily exercise can work as well as second antidepressant drug 0 None
2011-08-24 Simvastatin may reduce spinal cord damage from ischemia/reperfusion injury 0 None
2011-08-24 Only 20.6% of Medicaid-covered Ohio youths complete full six month antidepressant treatment 0 None
2011-08-23 Trophos awarded US patent covering use of novel cardioprotective compound 0 None
2011-08-23 Seattle genetics new blood cancer drug Adcetris comes with a hefty price tag 0 None
2011-08-23 Kerr, Family Health Network partner to reduce medication non-adherence 0 None
2011-08-23 Prescription drug shortages forcing docs, pharmacists to scramble 0 None
2011-08-23 Radium-223 chloride granted FDA Fast Track designation for treatment of CRPC 0 None
2011-08-23 Research into TB medication may shorten treatment regimen 0 None
2011-08-23 Santarus, Depomed enter new commercialization agreement for GLUMETZA 0 None
2011-08-23 CTI responds to EMA's Day 120 letter for pixantrone MAA 0 None
2011-08-23 New report on the immunomodulators market outlook to 2016 0 3
2011-08-23 NovaDel, Rechon enter license and distribution agreement for Zolpimist 0 None
2011-08-23 Isconova expands Matrix M collaboration with Genocea to treat infectious diseases 0 None
2011-08-23 AstraZeneca announces availability of BRILINTA tablets in the U.S. pharmacies 0 None
2011-08-23 Vertex receives Health Canada approval for INCIVEK to treat hepatitis C 0 None
2011-08-22 Drug co. executive gives pharma a sunny forecast 0 None
2011-08-22 Modified Ecstasy could be effective against cancer: Study 0 5
2011-08-22 New technique can detach sugars from carrier molecule, reattach them to drugs 0 None
2011-08-22 Decline in HT use could lead to lower mammogram rates among women 0 None
2011-08-20 AHF: Gilead's campaign for FDA approval of Truvada leads to black marketing in Florida 0 None
2011-08-20 VOA News examines new drug compound that shows broad-based efficacy in lab tests 0 None
2011-08-20 FDA accepts Alexza ADASUVE NDA, assigns PDUFA action date 0 None
2011-08-20 EBD Group, MassBio announce plenary sessions program for BioPharm America 2011 0 None
2011-08-20 Statin therapy may not be appropriate for certain patients at risk for stroke 0 None
2011-08-20 Scientists shed light on the dark secret of Queen Hatshepsut's deadly medication 0 None
2011-08-20 Combination of exercise and metformin less effective for people with diabetes 0 None
2011-08-20 FDA approves Seattle Genetics ADCETRIS drug to treat Hodgkin lymphoma, ALCL 0 None
2011-08-20 Seattle Genetics receives FDA approval for Adcetris to treat Hodgkin lymphoma, ALCL 0 None
2011-08-19 High levels of calcium in coronary arteries increase risk of stroke, heart attack 0 None
2011-08-19 Study confirms tamoxifen is superior to fulvestrant in blocking estrogen 0 None
2011-08-19 Cannabis Science enters distribution agreement with PVM for marijuana dispensing machines 0 None
2011-08-19 Only 15 U.S. pharmaceutical ads adhere to FDA Prescription Drug Advertising Guidelines 0 None
2011-08-19 Dissimilar interaction of opioid receptors may explain why men, women experience pain differently 0 None
2011-08-19 ASA launches new video that highlights need for responsible use of pain medication 0 None
2011-08-19 H1N1 vaccine safe, effective for hemodialysis and kidney transplant patients 0 None
2011-08-19 Powerful X-rays help develop new drug treatment for malignant melanoma 0 None
2011-08-19 High blood phosphate levels can set CKD patients on a rapid path to kidney failure 0 None
2011-08-19 Study: U.S. health care workers often use complementary and alternative medicine 0 None
2011-08-18 NPS submits NDA CMC section to FDA for GATTEX 0 None
2011-08-18 Lucentis receives Health Canada approval for treatment of retinal vein occlusion 0 1
2011-08-18 EMA accepts Merck and ARIAD's MAA for ridaforolimus to treat metastatic bone sarcomas 0 None
2011-08-18 IU scientist to investigate salubrinal drug against osteoporosis 0 None
2011-08-18 SAMHSA-funded project to develop a Prescriber's Clinical Support System 0 None
2011-08-18 Winner Medical receives CCI's COTTON USA Mark license 0 None
2011-08-18 Herbal supplements may weaken the effect of chemotherapy drugs 0 None
2011-08-18 Positive link between fish oil supplements and cognitive function 0 None
2011-08-18 ACS honors MIT professor with Priestley Medal for controlled-release drug discovery 0 None
2011-08-18 Unexplained hospital factors have impact on radioactive iodine use for thyroid cancer: Study 0 None
2011-08-18 Scientists turn drug-disease match makers 0 None
2011-08-18 FDA approves Zelboraf (vemurafenib) for advanced skin cancer 0 3
2011-08-18 EMA accepts Pfizer's regulatory submissions of two investigational cancer drugs for review 0 None
2011-08-18 Syndax receives European patent allowance for entinostat to treat metastatic breast cancer 0 None
2011-08-18 Roche receives FDA approval for Zelboraf to treat BRAF mutation-positive metastatic melanoma 0 None
2011-08-17 New gout drug may help severely affected: Study 0 None
2011-08-17 Zelboraf receives FDA approval for treatment of metastatic melanoma 0 None
2011-08-17 FDA accepts Protalix taliglucerase alfa NDA resubmission for review 0 None
2011-08-17 Mylan confirms Frova patent challenge 0 None
2011-08-17 FDA, USP co-sponsors OTC drug products workshop 0 None
2011-08-17 PAREXEL recognized as Company of the Year for the Pharmaceutical Industry 0 None
2011-08-17 Bayer Healthcare to provide over 600,000 moxifloxacin tablets to fight MDR-TB in China 0 None
2011-08-17 Study finds broadest immune response from LAIV nasal spray vaccines for children 0 None
2011-08-17 FDA approves two new strengths of Lupron Depot-PED for central precocious puberty 0 None
2011-08-16 Inflammation linked with RA increases patients risk of heart disease 0 None
2011-08-16 Scientists demonstrate how Modified Citrus Pectin enhances immune function 0 None
2011-08-16 AHRQ's new Spanish-language guide on heart medications 0 None
2011-08-16 Combination immunotherapy more effective for patients with Sezary Syndrome 0 None
2011-08-15 Starpharma starts bacterial vaginosis prevention study of VivaGel 1 None
2011-08-12 NAI reaches settlement with VPX over beta-alanine patent litigation 0 None
2011-08-12 Thorne acquires global rights to Q-Cell, an advanced formulation Coenzyme Q10 0 None
2011-08-12 Fibrate drugs may not prevent heart attacks in diabetes patients with elevated cholesterol 0 None
2011-08-12 Benefits of nanoparticle sunscreens outweigh risks 0 3.7
2011-08-12 Advaxis completes ADXS-PSA prostate cancer construct pre-IND meeting with the FDA 0 None
2011-08-12 Pyrazinamide inhibits trans-translation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis 0 None
2011-08-12 Mylan introduces generic version of Uroxatral for benign prostatic hyperplasia 0 None
2011-08-12 G-CSF therapy does not induce chromosomal instability in healthy stem cell donors 0 2
2011-08-12 NSAIDs like ibuprofen slow the spread of breast cancers 0 None
2011-08-12 Endothelial progenitor cells may repair leaky blood-brain barrier 0 None
2011-08-12 Pregnant women lack enough vitamin D despite use of prenatal supplements 0 None
2011-08-12 Researchers discover key reason why pyrazinamide shortens duration of TB therapy 0 1
2011-08-12 FDA assigns PDUFA action date for review of Affymax peginesatide NDA 0 None
2011-08-12 Nephros submits new 510(k) application with FDA for clearance of hemodiafiltration system 0 None
2011-08-11 Anticoagulation service improves quality of care for patients treated with warfarin 0 None
2011-08-11 Higher protein intake helps postmenopausal obese women lose more weight 0 None
2011-08-11 PUFA intake linked to reduced risk of heart failure, kidney disease and preterm delivery 0 None
2011-08-11 BCG vaccine can help immune system recognise cancer cells as 'foreign' 0 4.8
2011-08-11 Merck receives Oliver Wight Class A certification 0 None
2011-08-11 Pharma IQ to launch Compound Management and Integrity Online event 0 None
2011-08-11 Caffeine can treat postdural puncture headaches 0 5
2011-08-11 Study: AAKG supplementation has no significant impact on increased blood flow 1 2.7
2011-08-11 Paper outlines anticancer drug curaxins' mechanism of action 0 None
2011-08-11 Herbal remedies fail to provide safety information on labels 0 None
2011-08-11 FDA approves Gilead's Complera for treatment of HIV-1 infection 1 None
2011-08-11 Once daily HIV ‘combo’ drug approved in U.S. 0 None
2011-08-11 Neoprobe seeks FDA marketing approval of Lymphoseek for use in ILM oncology procedure 0 None
2011-08-10 FDA acceptance of peginesatide NDA triggers $10M milestone payment to Affymax 0 None
2011-08-10 Patients receive inadequate medical monitoring for prescribed drugs in psychiatric settings 1 None
2011-08-10 YASOO Health launches grape flavored liquid iron supplement for children 0 None
2011-08-10 Acorda Therapeutics receives U.S. patent allowance for aminopyridine compositions 0 None
2011-08-10 Moberg Derma receives first order for Emtrix from Walmart 0 None
2011-08-10 Erythromycin can prevent and treat aseptic loosening of total joint replacement 0 None
2011-08-10 Medications can be harmed by excessive heat 0 2
2011-08-09 Akela announces new corporate focus on PharmaForm 0 None
2011-08-09 New preclinical approach can guide more efficient drug development for brain-related conditions 0 None
2011-08-09 EPO issues European patent for Rexahn's neurotherapeutic compositions 0 None
2011-08-08 Covalon to showcase latest line of innovative wound care and coating products at FIME Expo 0 None
2011-08-08 FDA accepts Teva's NDA for BDP Nasal HFA to treat allergic rhinitis 0 None
2011-08-08 Pre-emptive insulin therapy reduces risk of diabetes mellitus after kidney transplantation 0 None
2011-08-08 U.S. District Court rules in favor of POZEN in Treximet patent litigation 0 None
2011-08-08 Medicare prescriptions premiums expected to decrease for seniors 0 None
2011-08-06 USDA scientists develop new food aid product 0 None
2011-08-06 Intralipid may protect patients from heart attacks 0 None
2011-08-06 Simcyp extends application in areas of PD modelling and drug distribution within CNS 0 None
2011-08-05 Scientists confirm feasibility of new battery-powered skin patch drug delivery system 0 None
2011-08-05 First anti-venom for scorpion bites approved by FDA 2 None
2011-08-05 New polymer effectively captures nicotine molecules and analogues 0 None
2011-08-05 Study stresses importance of broad-spectrum sunscreen to help prevent skin cancer 0 None
2011-08-05 Health Affairs report describes ground-breaking effort that aims to prevent opioid abuse 0 None
2011-08-05 Levels of body chemical PCT influence duration of antibiotic use 0 None
2011-08-05 PharmOut creates online database of Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines 0 None
2011-08-05 FDA approves first scorpion antivenom 0 None
2011-08-04 Boston Therapeutics files chewable metformin ANDA with FDA to treat diabetes 0 None
2011-08-04 Scientists say antibiotic-resistant salmonella strain may spread worldwide 0 None
2011-08-04 U.S. PTO to reissue two patents for Dey Pharma's Perforomist Inhalation Solution 0 None
2011-08-04 SynCo Bio commences release of drug products after expansion of Class A zone 0 None
2011-08-04 New research highlights urgent need to develop specific guidelines for HIV-infected children 0 None
2011-08-04 Avaxia receives BARDA contract to develop new radiation mitigation drug 0 None
2011-08-04 NIH, NanoBio sign licensing agreement to develop vaccine against RSV infections 0 None
2011-08-04 ImmunoCellular receives new patent for ICT-69 to treat multiple myeloma, ovarian cancer 0 None
2011-08-04 ICORE Healthcare receives URAC Accreditation for Specialty Pharmacy 0 None
2011-08-04 Instituto Bioclon receives FDA approval for Anascorp to treat Centruroides scorpion sting 0 None
2011-08-03 Incyte announces FDA acceptance of NDA filing for ruxolitinib to treat myelofibrosis 0 None
2011-08-03 Researchers discover biological mechanism behind sarcopenia 0 None
2011-08-03 Biomoda to receive European patent for porphyrin-based compound to detect cancer 0 None
2011-08-03 Biotica acquires full rights to rapamycin analogue program from Pfizer 0 5
2011-08-03 New alternative to immunosuppressive treatment after kidney transplants without severe side effects 0 4
2011-08-03 New generation antidepressants may increase risk of adverse outcomes in elderly 0 None
2011-08-03 Needle-free nanopatch vaccine delivery system 1 4.8
2011-08-02 Lipid nanocarriers in cancer diagnosis and therapy: New book 0 None
2011-08-02 Smokers taking multivitamins offset their healthy behaviour by smoking more cigarettes 0 None
2011-08-02 FDA accepts MAP Pharmaceuticals' LEVADEX NDA for filing 0 None
2011-08-02 Race and the personalized medicine debate 0 None
2011-08-02 Teva's ZOELY oral contraceptive receives EU Marketing Authorization 0 3.8
2011-08-02 Azithromycin may predispose cystic fibrosis patients to mycobacterial infection 0 None
2011-08-02 Methamphetamine use can fuel HIV infection risk among young MSM 0 None
2011-08-02 To eliminate germs in contact lens, 'rub and rinse' works best 0 None
2011-08-02 FDA warns U.S. consumers not to use Evital emergency birth control medicine 0 None
2011-08-02 Nicotine protects against Parkinson's disease 0 5
2011-08-02 Taxoxifen combined with dasatinib reverses chemo-resistance in breast cancer cells 0 None
2011-08-02 Statins may help protect young people from future strokes 0 None
2011-08-02 Merrimack receives FDA orphan drug status for MM-398 to treat pancreatic cancer 0 5
2011-08-02 Ursodeoxycholic acid could help prevent disturbances in heart's normal rhythm 0 None
2011-08-02 FDA clears Derma Sciences' MEDIHONEY Hydrogel Wound and Burn Dressing 0 None
2011-08-01 Fera adds four ointments to ophthalmic product portfolio 0 None
2011-08-01 FDA approves Covidien's morphine sulfate oral solution for chronic pain in opioid-tolerant patients 0 None
2011-08-01 Vanda, Biotoscana Farma partner to commercialize Fanapt in Argentina 0 None
2011-08-01 Merck submits ridaforolimus MAA with EMA for treatment of metastatic soft-tissue, bone sarcomas 0 None
2011-08-01 Fischer retains TransMedia to launch Israel's most popular sunscreen in the U.S. 0 None


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