Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - September 2011

Date Title Comments Rating
2011-09-30 Galectin posts new corporate video on galectin-inhibiting therapeutics to treat fibrosis and cancer 0 None
2011-09-30 FDA, other regulatory and international partners complete International Internet Week of Action 0 None
2011-09-30 MU researchers examine use of propranolol to improve primary traits linked with autism 0 None
2011-09-30 Study highlights importance of prior planning before introduction of new vaccines 0 None
2011-09-30 Patients with chronic hepatitis C less likely to take medications over time 0 None
2011-09-30 APhA encourages patients to discuss with pharmacist about pain and medications 0 None
2011-09-30 Survey: 25% of employers have little or no understanding of specialty pharmacy, costs 0 None
2011-09-30 Resveratrol inhibits proliferation of hormone resistant breast cancer cells 0 None
2011-09-30 Cocaine use linked to increased risk of open-angle glaucoma 0 None
2011-09-30 Oral steroid users twice as likely to have severe vitamin D deficiency 0 None
2011-09-30 Invida, Sinclair IS launch two dermatology products in seven Asia-Pacific markets 0 None
2011-09-30 AstraZeneca settles SEROQUEL XR patent infringement litigation 0 None
2011-09-30 Beta-blockers can prevent breast cancer metastasis and improve survival 0 None
2011-09-29 Circadian files IND with FDA for VGX-100 for the treatment of cancer patients with solid tumors 0 None
2011-09-29 Bulgaria’s decades old anti-smoking pill could be a cheap and effective answer to smoking cessation 0 5
2011-09-29 FDA CDER assigned for pre-market review of CorMedix's Neutrolin 0 None
2011-09-29 Almirall seeks European approval for linaclotide to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation 0 None
2011-09-29 Oral tenofovir discontinued in HIV clinical trial 0 None
2011-09-29 Public lecture on children's medicines to be launched on October 5 0 None
2011-09-29 SIS becomes an Industry Supporter of ASA 0 None
2011-09-29 New report finds little evidence to support off-label use of atypical antipsychotics 1 None
2011-09-29 AASLD publishes updated practice guidelines on hepatitis C 0 None
2011-09-29 Prototype drug shows promise against chronic lymphocytic leukemia 0 5
2011-09-29 Acetyl-L-carnitine likely to improve outcomes and recovery for individuals with SCI 0 None
2011-09-29 Johns Hopkins researchers discover oxaliplatin-based nerve damage 0 None
2011-09-28 Valeant's colesevelam New Drug Submission for hypercholesterolemia receives Canadian approval 0 None
2011-09-28 FDA: Study suggests increased risk of blood clots from drospirenone-containing contraceptives 0 None
2011-09-28 'Urgent action' needed to prevent resistance to antiretroviral therapy 0 None
2011-09-28 Americans cutting back on health spending by skipping prescriptions, procedures 0 None
2011-09-28 Postmenopausal HRT linked with increased risk of asthma hospitalisations in women 0 None
2011-09-28 UCI professor wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers 0 None
2011-09-28 Stimulant prescription use for ADHD has increased steadily from 1996-2008 0 None
2011-09-28 Transcept announces resubmission of NDA for Intermezzo to FDA 0 None
2011-09-28 Benefits and harms vary among atypical antipsychotics for off-label use 0 None
2011-09-28 DMARDs appear to be more effective for children with arthritis 0 None
2011-09-28 Asians struggling with alcoholism may benefit from naltrexone 0 None
2011-09-28 Study sheds light on when to start antiretroviral therapy 0 None
2011-09-27 Photocure, Ipsen partner to commercialise Hexvix for diagnosis of bladder cancer 0 None
2011-09-27 MSU creates new malaria vaccine with immune-stimulating gene 0 None
2011-09-26 Link between changes in malaria parasite and absorption of pharmaceutical compounds 0 None
2011-09-26 New insights into actions of NSAIDs 0 None
2011-09-26 Vaxent, PREVENT sign license agreement to develop and commercialize Strep-A vaccine 0 None
2011-09-26 Isis files patent infringement lawsuit against Santaris for antisense drugs 0 None
2011-09-26 Cannabidiol may help prevent paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy 1 None
2011-09-26 No link between duration or depth of general anesthesia and subsequent cancer risk 0 None
2011-09-26 Self-reported mental health disability more prevalent among U.S. adults 0 None
2011-09-26 Sodium Stibogluconate & Paromomycin combination treatment for Kala azar 0 1
2011-09-26 Rotavirus vaccine saved 65,000 hospitalizations and $278 million in healthcare costs: Study 0 None
2011-09-26 Primatene inhalers to be phased out this December: FDA 2 None
2011-09-26 EMA CHMP adopts positive opinion for Optimer's DIFICLIR to treat C. difficile infection 0 1
2011-09-26 CytoDyn files provisional patent application for humanized version of Cytolin to treat HIV 0 None
2011-09-26 Janssen Biotech receives FDA approval for Remicade to treat UC in children 0 None
2011-09-26 Alexion receives FDA approval for Soliris to treat atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome 0 None
2011-09-23 EMA CHMP adopts positive opinion for Soliris to treat atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome 0 None
2011-09-23 Gilead announces EMA CHMP positive opinion for HIV-1 drug, Eviplera 0 None
2011-09-23 Drug shortages fuel increases in cost of care, poor outcomes 0 None
2011-09-23 FDA denies FOIA regarding Gilead Sciences' Truvada correspondence, AHF sues 0 None
2011-09-23 Bachmann, Perry wrestle over HPV issue 0 None
2011-09-23 Momenta, Sandoz file patent suit against Amphastar and Watson over Enoxaparin Sodium Injection 0 None
2011-09-23 Study identifies genetic mutations that affect immune response to measles vaccination 0 None
2011-09-23 IU professor to study factors influencing young women's adoption of HPV vaccine 0 None
2011-09-23 CoPlex, Hawthorn sign license agreement for hawAD14 Alzheimer's drug 0 None
2011-09-23 Adamis receives patents for APC-200 prostate cancer drug in South Africa, Singapore 0 None
2011-09-23 Shire announces update on approval status and availability of ProAmatine SOH drug 0 5
2011-09-23 Bortezomib drug may also treat pulmonary fibrosis or scleroderma 0 None
2011-09-23 Study: Opioid drugs can increase risk of pneumonia in older adults 0 None
2011-09-23 USPTO issues patent for Lixte's LB-100 to treat cancer 0 None
2011-09-22 Anti-obesity drug Contrave may get another chance to prove itself 0 None
2011-09-22 Jefferson experts review most commonly used CAM practices for mood disorders 0 None
2011-09-22 New portable test can quickly and economically detect adulterated heparin 0 None
2011-09-22 Early ART cost effectiveness in resource-poor settings 0 None
2011-09-22 Humour therapy as effective as antipsychotic drugs in managing agitation in dementia patients 0 None
2011-09-22 Cannabinoids may block development of PTSD symptoms after traumatic experience 0 None
2011-09-22 Methylphenidate drug may induce arousal from general anesthesia 0 None
2011-09-22 Early ART can be cost-effective and decrease mortality in HIV patients 0 None
2011-09-22 Digna Biotech receives FDA Orphan Drug status for cardiotrophin-1 to treat ALF 0 None
2011-09-22 Ariel Pharmaceuticals in-licenses AP-1531 from BTG for acute migraine attacks 0 None
2011-09-22 Hoffman La Roche, Mylan enter settlement and license agreement for XELODA Tablets 0 None
2011-09-22 Peptide receptor radiolabeled therapy shows promise against neuroendocrine tumors 0 None
2011-09-22 NIH to honor IGB faculty member with innovator award 0 None
2011-09-21 Combination of SRIs and cognitive behavior therapy reduces pediatric OCD symptoms 0 None
2011-09-21 Long-term immunosuppressants improve survival for lupus patients with ESKD 0 None
2011-09-21 Influential leaders hold high-level discussions on biomedical S&T initiatives 0 None
2011-09-21 New FDA-approved antiviral drugs offer treatment hope for hepatitis C 0 None
2011-09-21 St. Jude Medical pledges $100,000 to support SIR Foundation's Discovery Campaign 0 None
2011-09-21 UNC's new nanoparticle shows potential for cancer chemotherapy 0 None
2011-09-21 African-American men living in low sunlight areas more likely to have Vitamin D deficiency 0 None
2011-09-21 Matrix receives FDA's tentative approval for novel co-packaged version of HIV/AIDS therapy 0 None
2011-09-21 Beta-blocker drugs may improve survival time for melanoma patients 0 None
2011-09-20 Nuevolution announces collaboration in drug discovery with Boehringer Ingelheim 0 None
2011-09-20 Whooping cough vaccine may lose protective capacity in 3 years: Study 0 None
2011-09-20 Qualitest recalls birth control pills citing “packaging error” 0 None
2011-09-20 Regulatory bias against taking oral anti-cancer medications with food places patients at risk of overdose 0 None
2011-09-20 Medication non-adherence interventions should be based on personal systems approach 0 None
2011-09-20 Combination of lunasin and oxaliplatin prevents colon cancer from metastasis 0 None
2011-09-20 FoxM1 protein plays a critical role in development of medulloblastomas 0 None
2011-09-20 New UTHealth toll-free helpline for pregnant women to avoid dangerous medications 0 None
2011-09-20 Powerful new antibiotic treatment for MRSA and C. difficile bugs 0 None
2011-09-20 FDA approves Amphastar's ANDA for Enoxaparin Sodium Injection 0 None
2011-09-19 Revolution in drug discovery underway in West Midlands, UK 0 None
2011-09-19 Too many kids poisoned with prescription drugs: Study 0 None
2011-09-19 Amgen's Prolia receives FDA approval for new indications to treat cancer patients 0 None
2011-09-19 Amneal announces availability of generic antiepileptic drug, Felbamate 0 None
2011-09-19 Meda acquires exclusive licensing rights to Nalox from Moberg Derma 0 None
2011-09-19 Alkermes establishes business operations in Ireland 0 None
2011-09-19 Low-dose anticholinergic drugs do not appear to cause cognitive impairment in dementia patients 0 None
2011-09-19 USPTO issues notice of allowance to Cenestra Health's omega-3 fatty acid formulations 0 None
2011-09-19 Meda, Moberg Derma enter license agreement for Nalox to treat onychomycosis 0 None
2011-09-19 Safety tips to prevent unintentional pediatric medication poisonings 0 None
2011-09-19 Two newer Type 2 diabetes drugs could be linked to increased risk of pancreatic cancer 0 None
2011-09-17 Bioethicists up the ante in Bachmann's HPV brouhaha 0 None
2011-09-17 BARDA awards Vaxin $21.7M contract to accelerate development of novel anthrax vaccine 0 None
2011-09-16 Anti-nausea drug Zofran being tested for its potential heart rhythm side effects 0 None
2011-09-16 DryDiapersPlus joins Unique Wellness and BIOTX to provide incontinence products 0 None
2011-09-16 ONGLYZA used with insulin maintains improvement in glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes 0 None
2011-09-16 HHS' BARDA contract advances development of novel anthrax vaccine, antitoxin 0 None
2011-09-16 Researchers develop polymers that fluoresce in the presence of bacteria 0 None
2011-09-16 Karolinska Institutet professor earns 2011 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award 0 None
2011-09-16 Study shows increase in pediatric medication poisoning 0 None
2011-09-16 Estrogen therapy can reverse progression of pulmonary hypertension 0 4.5
2011-09-16 New paper describes unique process that is central to induction of MSRA antibiotic resistance 0 None
2011-09-16 Teva to invest in CDI for development of novel antiviral drugs 0 None
2011-09-16 GSA's two forthcoming publications focus on pain relief and medication for seniors 0 None
2011-09-16 New study aims to reduce number of pediatric pharmaceutical poisoning 0 None
2011-09-16 Medicated stents lower likelihood of heart attacks in cardiac patients 0 5
2011-09-15 Synthon announces European approvals for Eplerenone 0 None
2011-09-15 VBI Vaccines completes acquisition of Epixis 0 None
2011-09-15 Positive results from PROLOR Biotech's Factor VIIa-CTP preclinical study on hemophilia 0 None
2011-09-15 Pfizer awards 2011 fellowship to UH Case Medical Center for pain medicine and epilepsy 0 None
2011-09-15 JCPT publishes 'The Need for Increased Utilization of Statins After Occlusive Stroke' study 0 None
2011-09-15 CHK Nutrition, NeuroResearch Clinics sign consent to halt sale of unapproved amino-acid products 1 4.5
2011-09-15 ODAC recommends ApoPharma's Ferriprox for FDA approval to treat transfusional iron overload 0 None
2011-09-15 Scientists report development of three new formulations against methamphetamine abuse 0 None
2011-09-15 UIC researchers to conduct study on televised drug commercials 0 None
2011-09-15 Viewpoints: Shredding Bachmann's vaccine argument; 'super' or 'stupor' committee; Bennet on outmoded drug safety rules 0 None
2011-09-15 Researchers discover several chemical compounds against human prion diseases 0 5
2011-09-14 New Zealand biotechnology company moves to US 0 None
2011-09-14 Lucentis receives Health Canada approval to treat vision loss from DME 0 None
2011-09-14 Cohera's TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive receives CE Mark approval 0 None
2011-09-14 Celecoxib inhibits GSK3 enzyme in lung cancer cells 1 None
2011-09-14 Reminder packaging improves adherence to long-term hypertension medications 0 None
2011-09-14 FDA grants Orphan Drug Designation for Accentia's Revimmune to prevent GVHD 0 None
2011-09-14 Biotica, Buck Institute collaborate to investigate polyketides in diseases of aging 0 None
2011-09-14 Natural S-equol supplement does not increase risk of estrogen-sensitive breast cancer 0 None
2011-09-14 Merck issues statement on GARDASIL human papillomavirus vaccine 0 None
2011-09-14 Prescription drugs expensive in Australia and likely to increase 0 None
2011-09-14 Avedro acquires proprietary and patent pending transepithelial ParaCel riboflavin formulation 0 None
2011-09-14 Health Canada approves Afinitor for treatment of brain tumours caused by TSC in children 0 None
2011-09-14 Kremers Urban reaches settlement agreement with ALZA over Concerta patent litigation 0 None
2011-09-13 FDA’s response to Tobacco company’s allegations on graphic cigarette labels 0 None
2011-09-13 Older drugs may be better than newly approved ones 0 None
2011-09-13 FDA announces organizational changes within CDER's Office of Oncology Drug Products 0 None
2011-09-13 New drug combination may treat two aggressive cancers 0 4
2011-09-13 Researchers identify new type of potential anticancer drug 0 None
2011-09-13 Cardiotrophin 1 has marked effect on fat and glucose metabolism 0 5
2011-09-13 Hawthorn, CoPlex Therapeutics sign licensing deal to develop and commercialize hawAD14 for Alzheimer's 0 None
2011-09-13 Impax confirms JALYN patent challenge 0 3
2011-09-12 Micronutrient powder helps prevent malnutrition in children up to two years old, study review shows 0 None
2011-09-12 Lantus initiation may help limit weight gain in type 2 diabetes patients 0 None
2011-09-12 Low-dose aspirin increases risk for GI bleeding 0 None
2011-09-12 Health Canada approves Merus Labs' advanced wound care product, Collexa 0 None
2011-09-12 Genentech submits NDA to FDA for vismodegib to treat advanced basal cell carcinoma 0 None
2011-09-12 InterMune to launch Esbriet for German patients with IPF 0 None
2011-09-12 Genentech submits vismodegib NDA to FDA for treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma 0 None
2011-09-12 Spinifex announces new data from EMA401 pre-clinical study on diabetic neuropathy 0 None
2011-09-12 EpiCept announces FDA's feedback on Ceplene clinical development for AML 0 None
2011-09-12 FDA advisory panel suggests warning for bisphosphonates but does not specify wording 0 None
2011-09-12 Pew Health Group to ensure safety of U.S. drug supply 0 None
2011-09-12 General anesthesia can cause cognitive impairment in children 0 None
2011-09-12 Diamyd receives NIH grant to develop NTDDS for Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy 0 None
2011-09-12 FDA grants orphan drug designation for Avedro's VibeX to treat Keratoconus 0 None
2011-09-12 PharmAthene completes 1,500 liter engineering production run for SparVax anthrax vaccine 0 None
2011-09-12 Candidate malaria vaccine represents 'potentially encouraging anti-malaria strategy,' researchers say 0 None
2011-09-12 Access to lifesaving generic medicines threatened by U.S. trade pact 0 None
2011-09-12 Study pinpoints relationship between primary brain tumors and onset of epileptic seizures 0 None
2011-09-09 FDA panel votes 9-2 in favor of new blood thinner drug 0 None
2011-09-09 HPV vaccination updates 0 None
2011-09-09 AstraZeneca Canada introduces new NEXIUM Patient Support program 6 2
2011-09-09 FDA grants final approval for Mylan's Promethazine HCl Tablets 0 None
2011-09-09 Astex selects PharmaVentures to assist in divesment of CMC & Formulation Facility 0 None
2011-09-09 SAMHSA survey finds increase in use of illicit drugs among Americans between 2008-2010 0 None
2011-09-09 Elusys receives federal contract to develop prophylactic treatment against anthrax 0 None
2011-09-09 Possible link between mother's diet and risk of allergies in children 0 None
2011-09-08 Auxilium reports positive data from XIAFLEX retrospective commercial patient chart review 0 None
2011-09-08 Naturopathic medicine helps reduce doctors' use of prescription drugs 0 None
2011-09-08 EC grants orphan drug status for Santen's sirolimus to treat chronic non-infectious uveitis 0 None
2011-09-08 Researchers uncover new and safe contraceptive pill for women 0 None
2011-09-08 Scientists discover backup circuits in cetuximab-resistant cancer cells 0 None
2011-09-08 Inhibition of Sab protein protects liver from acetaminophen toxicity 0 None
2011-09-08 First-ever comprehensive study of species origins of nature-derived drugs 0 None
2011-09-08 Beta-glucans can help wounds to heal quickly 0 5
2011-09-07 Researchers rethink fenretinide for prevention of oral cancer 0 None
2011-09-07 BioLineRx, Tel Aviv University sign license agreement to develop and commercialize BL-7050 0 None
2011-09-07 Cheap medicines could prevent huge number of deaths from heart attacks, strokes 0 None
2011-09-07 Genetically modified M. smegmatis vaccine shows promise against TB 0 None
2011-09-07 Use of nonaspirin NSAIDs during early pregnancy raises risk of miscarriage in women 0 None
2011-09-07 Drugs produced in offshore manufacturing plants more likely to have quality problems 0 None
2011-09-07 Oxycodone no safer than codeine for breastfed infants: New study 0 None
2011-09-06 FDA reviews safety issues of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis 0 None
2011-09-06 FDA stalls the blood-thinner Xarelto’s approval citing inadequate evidence 0 None
2011-09-06 Discovery Labs files Complete Response to FDA for SURFAXIN to treat RDS in premature infants 0 None
2011-09-06 NanoViricides selects NV-INF-1 anti-influenza drug for FDA submission 0 None
2011-09-06 Amakem receives €18m in Series A round of funding 0 None
2011-09-06 Scale-up Systems establishes new office in India 0 None
2011-09-05 Study aims to describe and understand current issues on OTC medicine addiction 0 None
2011-09-05 IKEPLUS immunization completely eliminates TB bacteria from infected tissues 1 None
2011-09-05 Berlin to market wide range of Acino Pharma's current and future products in Thailand 0 None
2011-09-03 Researchers discover mechanism of low-dose LDN on cell proliferative-related disorders 0 5
2011-09-03 Resveratrol helps prevent metabolic syndrome in offspring 0 None
2011-09-03 Finland national health institute finds link between H1N1 flu vaccine and children's narcolepsy 0 None
2011-09-03 Plerixafor drug shows promise against WHIM syndrome 0 None
2011-09-02 Mayo Clinic and IC-MedTech enter collaborative research agreement with Summa Health System 0 None
2011-09-02 PTC restructures collaboration with Genzyme 0 None
2011-09-02 Western, Midwestern states register higher methamphetamine usage 0 None
2011-09-02 Researchers modify toxic chemical of marine cycyanobacteria to treat colon cancer 0 None
2011-09-02 Florida steps up efforts against pill mills; Hospital executives under scrutiny 0 None
2011-09-02 Microtubule stability linked to increased sensitivity to paclitaxel 0 None
2011-09-02 Contraceptive pill prevents loss of eye sight 0 3.5
2011-09-02 Pemetrexed treatment produces better outcomes in ALK-translocated NSCLC patients 0 None
2011-09-02 Short-term glucocorticoid treatment may prevent osteoarthritis after joint injury 0 None
2011-09-02 'Sustainable global pharmacovigilance' systems needed to monitor ARVs, other drugs 0 None
2011-09-02 UC Davis computer model can test effects of anti-arrhythmia medications 0 None
2011-09-02 FTC presses for more competition on generic drugs 0 None
2011-09-02 Ancient antibiotic resistance findings leads experts to stress need to use antibiotics sparingly 0 None
2011-09-02 FDA approves crizotinib for treatment of ALK-positive lung cancer 0 None
2011-09-02 Dendritic cells play central role in regulation of acetaminophen's toxicity 0 None
2011-09-02 Stomach acid-reducing drugs appear to cause small intestine damage 0 None
2011-09-02 LCA applauds FDA approval of Xalkori for ALK positive non-small cell lung cancer 0 None
2011-09-02 FDA may be allowed an extra 2 months to review new drugs 0 None


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