Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - February 2012

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2012-02-29 FDA approves MedImmune's FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine 0 None
2012-02-29 LAU-0901 drug protects brain in an experimental stroke model 0 None
2012-02-29 New NOSH-aspirin appears more effective against cancer 0 None
2012-02-29 Bayer receives FDA approval for lower dose formulation of ANGELIQ 0 None
2012-02-29 Biogen Idec announces new easier to use injection for multiple sclerosis 0 None
2012-02-29 Statins to carry revised warning labels: FDA 0 None
2012-02-29 Novartis defends challenge to Indian medicines patent law 0 None
2012-02-29 Combination treatment for pancreatic cancer increases intratumoral gemcitabine levels 0 None
2012-02-29 Alzheimer's disease drugs may act like a bad electrician 0 None
2012-02-29 D-serine improves depressed rats' brain plasticity and memory 0 None
2012-02-29 Activists protest Novartis challenge to Indian patent law 0 None
2012-02-29 HPV vaccine recommended for boys 0 None
2012-02-29 Shire, arGEN-X partner to create novel antibodies against rare diseases 0 None
2012-02-29 SWHR, NAMS encourage women to understand benefits and risks of hormone therapy 0 None
2012-02-29 First study to show effects of ecstasy drug on fetal and infant development 0 None
2012-02-29 Cannabinoids may be a target for new strategies in cancer treatment 1 5
2012-02-29 Quitting hormone therapy can lead to breast tumor regression 0 None
2012-02-29 Maturitas publishes EMAS' clinical guide on SERMs against postmenopausal osteoporosis 0 None
2012-02-29 XL888 inhibitor can prevent vemurafenib resistance in melanoma patients 0 None
2012-02-28 Silver Hill Hospital announces opening of Chronic Pain and Addiction Center 0 None
2012-02-28 Biogen Idec receives FDA approval for two separate dosing innovations to treat MS 0 None
2012-02-28 FDA grants orphan drug designation to Ultragenyx UX003 for treatment of MPS 7 0 None
2012-02-28 Blog examines sale of fake malaria drugs in Tanzania 0 None
2012-02-28 Telephone-based counseling program does not improve osteoporosis medication adherence 0 None
2012-02-28 Report identifies patterns in misuse of illicit and prescription drugs among young adults 0 None
2012-02-28 Swaziland looking to shore up funding for AIDS treatment, testing supplies 0 None
2012-02-28 Study finds subtle cognitive deficits in women treated with CMF chemotherapy 0 None
2012-02-28 Aurora-A protein blocks proper functioning of tumor-suppressor p73 0 None
2012-02-28 JAM study highlights emerging problem in addiction therapy 0 2
2012-02-28 Biogen Idec, Samsung Biologics establish joint venture to develop and market biosimilars 0 None
2012-02-28 Sleeping pills may increase risk of cancer-related death 0 5
2012-02-28 Octapharma submits octaplasLG BLA with FDA to treat TTP 0 None
2012-02-27 Chemically altered osteoporosis drug may fight malaria 0 3
2012-02-27 USPTO issues two patents on 'Novel Shigella protein antigens and methods' to IVI 0 None
2012-02-27 FDA assigns Priority Review designation to JRD's XARELTO sNDA 0 None
2012-02-27 Glenmark Generics recalls batch of birth control pills 0 None
2012-02-27 Cross-protective vaccines will make a bout with influenza less severe 0 None
2012-02-27 Ritalin improves awareness of performance errors 0 None
2012-02-27 EMA acceptance of peginesatide MAA triggers $5M milestone payment to Affymax 0 None
2012-02-27 GSK, Angiochem to develop and commercialize LSD treatments 0 None
2012-02-27 SLU investigator aims to reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy 0 None
2012-02-27 New method can predict whether Tylenol-poisoning patients need liver transplant 0 None
2012-02-27 CML patients can benefit from imatinib after unsuccessful interferon therapies 0 None
2012-02-27 Survey: 49% of asthma patients are not using controllers 0 None
2012-02-27 Two-target approach may effectively stop pancreatic cancer metastasis 0 None
2012-02-27 Scripps Florida receives NIH grant to create novel HIV inhibitors 0 None
2012-02-27 Cabozantinib blocks c-MET and VEGF signaling in mouse model of pancreatic cancer 0 None
2012-02-27 Statins may reduce risk of depression in patients with heart disease 0 None
2012-02-26 Exelixis announces cabozantinib preclinical data on pancreatic cancer 0 None
2012-02-26 Cost of NHS prescriptions set to rise 0 None
2012-02-26 Skin cancer drug may prolong survival in advanced cases: Study 0 None
2012-02-26 FDA panel votes in favor of earlier rejected anti-obesity drug Qnexa 0 None
2012-02-24 Rhei granted marketing approval for MuGard in China 0 None
2012-02-24 New erectile dysfunction supplement with Bio-Energy infusion 0 None
2012-02-24 New Huntington's drug might operate via previously unknown mechanisms of action 0 None
2012-02-24 Dopamine therapy can boost creativity in patients with Parkinson's 0 None
2012-02-24 Forest Laboratories' Colobreathe dry powder inhaler receives EMA approval 0 5
2012-02-24 Washington state law requiring pharmacies stock emergency contraception is struck down 0 None
2012-02-24 Bath salts mimic effects of two powerful narcotics 0 None
2012-02-24 EMA accepts MAA filing of Genzyme's teriflunomide for MS 0 None
2012-02-23 Can-Fite receives FDA Orphan Drug Status for CF102 to treat hepatocellular carcinoma 0 None
2012-02-23 Impax announces FDA acceptance of NDA filing for IPX066 0 None
2012-02-23 NHS approves new rheumatoid arthritis drug RoActemra 0 5
2012-02-23 Pfizer responds to CDC’S ACIP discussion related to use of Prevnar 13 in adults over 50 0 None
2012-02-23 FDA, pharmaceutical companies announce solution to cancer drug shortage 0 None
2012-02-23 Intravenous ibuprofen: A key addition to perioperative pain management 0 None
2012-02-23 Scientists design compounds that act against myotonic dystrophy type 1 RNA 0 5
2012-02-23 Burma unable to expand HIV, TB treatment programs without more donor support, MSF report says 0 None
2012-02-23 Actelion, Auxilium partner to develop and commercialize XIAFLEX 0 4
2012-02-23 FDA approves Boston Scientific's ION and TAXUS Liberte paclitaxel-eluting stents 0 None
2012-02-23 Novartis delivers 100 million child-friendly antimalarial treatments to 39 countries 0 None
2012-02-23 FDA EMDAC recommends approval of VIVUS' Qnexa for obesity 0 None
2012-02-23 Health Canada accepts Paladin's Silenor NDS for review 0 None
2012-02-23 Depomed, Santarus reach agreement to resolve GLUMETZA patent litigation with Lupin 0 None
2012-02-22 Statins can reduce risk of depression 0 None
2012-02-22 Making a medicinewise choice between brands 0 4
2012-02-22 FDA approves new supplies of drugs that are facing shortages 0 None
2012-02-22 Counterfeit drugs on the Internet find their way into legitimate pharmacies 0 None
2012-02-22 Study aims to achieve early detection of heart disease 0 None
2012-02-22 UMMS' iHeal project uses emerging technologies to detect drug cravings and intervene 0 None
2012-02-22 FDA approves APP's preservative-free Methotrexate Injection 0 None
2012-02-22 Russian government's censorship of websites with harm reduction methods for drug users helps fuel HIV epidemic, IPS reports 0 None
2012-02-22 BioLineRx BL-7010 may reduce gluten toxicity in patients with celiac disease 1 None
2012-02-22 New chemical compound to treat brain damage from stroke 0 None
2012-02-22 Promising antibiotic alternative to fight bacteria that causes strep throat 0 None
2012-02-22 EMA grants positive scientific opinion for Pyramax to treat malaria 0 None
2012-02-22 Weight gain or loss may also depend on medicines taken 0 None
2012-02-21 FDA grants orphan-drug designation to Arno's AR-42 for treatment of meningioma, schwannoma 0 2
2012-02-21 FDA to review rejected weight loss drug Qnexa 0 None
2012-02-21 Drug 'addicted' newborn the latest hysteria driven absurdity 0 None
2012-02-21 AWMSG makes prostate cancer drug abiraterone available on the NHS 0 None
2012-02-20 Some answers about prescription psychiatric drugs 0 None
2012-02-20 KI's chemical interaction map shows how inhibitors bind to PARP enzymes 0 4
2012-02-20 FDA to review inhaled caffeine device - AeroShot 0 None
2012-02-20 Massive infant Tylenol recall 0 None
2012-02-20 Natural compound of Chilean avocado plant can combat resistant yellow staphylococci 0 None
2012-02-20 EC approves Plexxikon's Zelboraf to treat BRAF mutation-positive MM 0 None
2012-02-20 Modified imatinib cancer drug prevents morphine tolerance in rats 0 None
2012-02-19 Study reveals potential strength of different anti-HIV combination drugs 0 None
2012-02-19 Clazosentan drug shows promise against TBI in rats 1 None
2012-02-18 Substituting antiepileptic drugs may lead to increase in risk of epilepsy 0 None
2012-02-18 Mobius selects The Apothecary Shops as distribution partner for Mitosol Kit for Ophthalmic Use 0 None
2012-02-18 FDA to reconsider diet drug that failed to get approval in 2010 0 None
2012-02-18 Celebrity Nutritionist endorses Pure Health's Black Raspberry supplement 0 4
2012-02-18 More than 1 in 4 elderly patients received potentially hazardous drugs during 2007 0 None
2012-02-18 PCMA launches That's What PBMs Do campaign in Maryland 0 None
2012-02-18 WHO confirms recommendations regarding HIV, female hormonal contraceptives after review of studies 0 None
2012-02-18 EMA CHMP recommends CTI's Pixuvri for conditional approval 0 None
2012-02-18 Study: Thrombolytic therapy can be safely used in children with stroke 0 None
2012-02-18 CHPA releases statement on new Oklahoma economic impact study 0 None
2012-02-18 Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical, Pfizer sign framework agreement 0 None
2012-02-18 FSMB initiatives to raise awareness about opioid prescribing 1 None
2012-02-18 Nano-enabled intranasal formulation of teriparatide can treat osteoporosis 0 5
2012-02-18 Corcept receives FDA approval for Korlym to treat endogenous Cushing's syndrome 0 None
2012-02-17 Atomoxetine drug may restore memory deficits in menopausal women 0 None
2012-02-17 FDA approves Medtronic's Resolute Integrity DES to treat CAD 0 None
2012-02-17 BYETTA-basal insulin combination therapy receives EMA CHMP positive opinion 0 None
2012-02-17 Bill to bar synthetic recreational drugs hits roadblock 0 None
2012-02-17 Four new drugs can extend survival and prognosis of prostate cancer 1 3
2012-02-17 Shortage looming, drug maker agrees to release emergency supplies of kids' cancer drug 0 None
2012-02-17 Burkina Faso government urged to increase health budget as country faces ARV stock outs 0 None
2012-02-17 New preclinical data from Regulus' miR-21 study on kidney fibrosis 0 None
2012-02-17 Indian authorities vaccinate children crossing India-Pakistan border; Distrust of polio vaccines grows in Pakistan 0 None
2012-02-17 Epilepsy community concerned over AHRQ's AED drug comparison study 1 4
2012-02-17 AstraZeneca launches ARIMIDEX Direct to help cancer patients 0 None
2012-02-16 Pfizer, Mylan enter settlement agreement to resolve e-cue patent litigation 0 None
2012-02-16 FDA grants orphan drug designation to CSL Behring's rVIIa-FP 0 None
2012-02-16 DEA tries to stem prescription drug abuse by suspending pharmacies 0 None
2012-02-16 AHF dismayed at FDA decision to expedite review for expanded use of Gilead's AIDS drug, Truvada 0 None
2012-02-16 Drugmaker warns that fake cancer drug is on the market 0 None
2012-02-16 Hospitals would have to voluntarily return overpayments under new proposal 0 None
2012-02-16 Researchers share libraries of chemical compounds to spur development of drug candidates 0 None
2012-02-16 Pure Health launches new fresh freeze dried Black Raspberry capsules 2 None
2012-02-16 ASH addresses severe shortage of methotrexate drug 0 None
2012-02-16 U.S. FDA accepts Pfizer's tafamidis NDA for treatment of TTR-FAP 0 None
2012-02-15 Valeant receives FDA approval for secondary supplier of Methoxsalen 0 None
2012-02-15 Counterfeit anti-cancer drug Avastin raises concerns 0 None
2012-02-15 FDA approves preservative-free drug for glaucoma 1 None
2012-02-15 VPCI announces successful petition to the FDA for removal from Import Alert 0 None
2012-02-15 Steady increase in Low Molecular Weight Heparin use for blood clots: Study 0 None
2012-02-15 Mylan responds to current preservative-free Methotrexate Injection shortage 0 None
2012-02-15 Curcumin prolongs life and enhances activity of fruit flies with AD 0 5
2012-02-15 New group of compounds may protect brain cells from inflammation 0 None
2012-02-15 New vaccine can prevent bacterial infection of orthopaedic implants 0 None
2012-02-15 Antibiotic prescriptions do not reduce sinus symptoms 0 None
2012-02-14 Kowa announces data of LIVALO vs. Crestor on pharmacodynamics of warfarin 0 None
2012-02-14 Abbott's Tacrolimus assay provides consistent medication monitoring for organ transplant patients 0 None
2012-02-14 Stress protein effectively activates replication of HBV in liver cells 0 5
2012-02-14 Karo Bio decides to discontinue development program for eprotirome 0 4
2012-02-14 Supply of childhood leukemia drug nearly exhausted 0 None
2012-02-14 FDA requests a budget of $4.5 billion to protect and promote public health 0 None
2012-02-14 FDA accepts Gilead's Truvada sNDA and grants Priority Review 0 None
2012-02-14 Norwegian government introduces legal limits for 20 illegal drugs and medicines 0 None
2012-02-14 Compound makes imipenem 16 times more effective against antibiotic-resistant K. pneumoniae 0 None
2012-02-13 Scientists test new 'therapeutic vaccine' against HIV on volunteers 0 None
2012-02-13 Help combat antibiotic resistance with better patient communication 0 None
2012-02-13 Tenofovir associated with significant risk of kidney damage and chronic kidney disease 0 None
2012-02-13 Merck's ZIOPTAN for reducing elevated IOP receives FDA approval 0 None
2012-02-13 Ocean Nutrition Canada purchases Alicorp fish oil refining plant 0 None
2012-02-13 Athletes with lumbar disc herniations may benefit from epidural steroid injections 0 None
2012-02-13 OncoSec to commence OMS ElectroImmunotherapy Phase II trial in MCC 0 None
2012-02-13 Censorship of public health websites by Russian drug agency an 'assault' on HIV prevention 0 None
2012-02-13 BIO President issues statement on FDA guidance for biosimilars 0 None
2012-02-13 Benefits of long-term Kineret therapy in people with NOMID 0 None
2012-02-13 Organ transplant patients can benefit from cochlear implants 0 None
2012-02-13 Bexarotene appears to help clear out excess plaque in Alzheimer's 1 5
2012-02-13 Pioglitazone can prevent long term effects of maternal obesity on offspring 0 None
2012-02-13 Molecular secrets behind halofuginone's power 0 5
2012-02-13 Proposed intellectual property agreement between E.U., India could affect generic drug exports, advocacy groups say 0 None
2012-02-13 Watson seeks FDA approval to market generic Beyaz 0 None
2012-02-13 Curcumin may block growth of castrate-resistant prostate tumors 0 None
2012-02-12 Research team studies effect of anabolic steroids on body fat 0 None
2012-02-12 FDA lays guidelines for “biosimilar” biotech drugs 0 None
2012-02-10 Osiris provides update on status of development, commercialization agreement with Genzyme 0 None
2012-02-10 Vytacera Pharma to develop Sulfanegen for treatment of cyanide poisoning 0 None
2012-02-10 Prescription medications may affect 17-OHPC metabolism in women 0 None
2012-02-10 State roundup: Iowa ponders HPV awareness program; Md. workers will see pharmacy plan change; Mass. changes saving money for cities 0 None
2012-02-10 RI Hospital to study treatment that may prevent post-traumatic OA 0 None
2012-02-09 Single fibronectin injection can prevent chronic pain development after SCI 0 None
2012-02-09 SSRIs may minimize risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy 0 None
2012-02-09 Mylan's generic Doryx ANDA receives final FDA approval 0 None
2012-02-09 FDA panel votes against Amgen’s Xgeva in prostate cancer 0 None
2012-02-09 Acid reducing drugs could raise risk of C. diff diarrhea 0 None
2012-02-09 Combination of anti-obesity drugs and lifestyle advice effective in reducing weight, BMI 0 None
2012-02-09 New iHeal project aims to detect drug cravings and prevent medication use 0 None
2012-02-09 Antidepressants make patients feel less satisfied after THR 0 None
2012-02-09 Stimulants do not increase risk of cardiovascular events in youth with ADHD 0 None
2012-02-09 Fasting and chemotherapy drugs more effectively treat cancers 0 None
2012-02-09 Apotex makes payment to Sanofi, Bristol-Myers Squibb to satisfy damages in Plavix patent litigation 0 None
2012-02-09 Scientists study a botanical formula that kills aggressive prostate cancer tumors 0 None
2012-02-09 Bisphosphonates may raise risk of atypical femur fracture 0 None
2012-02-08 Watson settles ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO patent litigation with Janssen 0 None
2012-02-08 RV5 vaccination does not increase risk of intussusception in infants 0 None
2012-02-08 Guardian blog interviews researcher regarding artemisinin synthesis discovery 0 None
2012-02-08 APP to launch Meropenem, Cilastatin and Imipenem in the U.S. 0 None
2012-02-08 Scientists reveal how psychostimulant drugs work to control hyperactivity 0 None
2012-02-08 GSK launches Medivir's Xerclear for OTC use in Europe 0 None
2012-02-08 Study determines prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among post menopausal women with DRF 0 None
2012-02-08 Tips to understand drug-related recall 0 None
2012-02-08 New immunotherapy combination prolongs survival in dogs with NHL 0 None
2012-02-08 FDA accepts Genentech's pertuzumab BLA and grants Priority Review 0 None
2012-02-08 Umbilical cord cleaning with chlorhexidine reduces infant's risk of infection 0 None
2012-02-07 FGF21 hormone causes significant and rapid bone loss in mice 0 None
2012-02-07 FDA approves ivermectin lotion for treatment of head lice 0 None
2012-02-07 Roche’s new breast cancer drug Pertuzumab up for FDA review 0 None
2012-02-07 Merck applies for approval of its new insomnia drug suvorexant 0 None
2012-02-07 FDA reviews Amgen’s prostate cancer drug Xgeva 0 None
2012-02-07 Antiretroviral therapy does not increase severity of psychiatric disorders 0 None
2012-02-07 Proactive test-and-treat case-detection strategy can combat malaria 0 None
2012-02-07 New blood-thinning drugs likely to replace Coumadin for patients with non-valvular AF 3 2.9
2012-02-07 DMPA intake may increase risk of periodontitis, gingivitis in women 0 None
2012-02-07 New scoring method helps predict functional outcomes in stroke 0 None
2012-02-07 EpiCept seeks FDA Fast Track designation for AmiKet to treat CIPN 0 None
2012-02-06 Mylan acquires two dermatological drugs from Valeant 0 None
2012-02-06 Watson, Acorda partner to introduce tizanidine hydrochloride capsules 0 None
2012-02-06 Combination of ICS and LABA appears to reduce severe asthma attacks 0 None
2012-02-06 Valeant divests generic Benzaclin and Efudex to Mylan 0 None
2012-02-06 Soligenix reports positive results from preclinical studies of vaccine thermostabilization technology 0 None
2012-02-06 Sandoz sends Remodulin Paragraph IV Notice Letter to United Therapeutics 0 None
2012-02-06 Takeda launches EDARBYCLOR in the U.S. for treatment of hypertension 0 2.2
2012-02-06 Clinuvel submits SCENESSE MAA to EMA for treatment of erythropoietic protoporphyria 1 None
2012-02-04 MSL becomes a key link between pharmaceutical industry and stakeholders 0 None
2012-02-04 New approach can solve treatment-resistant problem in cancers 0 None
2012-02-04 UTMB's international vaccine symposium to be held Feb. 7-9 0 None
2012-02-04 Combination of Toca 511 and 5-FC may prolong survival in glioblastoma 0 2.7
2012-02-04 Cardinal Health receives TRO to resume controlled medicine shipments from Lakeland 0 None
2012-02-04 Watson: ANDA for generic Lidoderm remains on track 0 None
2012-02-04 Mineral and multivitamin supplements can lower risk of colon cancer 1 None
2012-02-04 New editorial offers clarity on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology 0 None
2012-02-03 Aggrenox not affected by co-administration of omeprazole: Study 0 None
2012-02-03 Majority of geriatric patients in German rehabilitation hospital have vitamin D deficiency 0 None
2012-02-03 Pertuzumab plus trastuzumab and docetaxel has advantages over current clinical gold-standard treatment 0 None
2012-02-03 Strategies to minimize side effects of oxaliplatin in metastatic colon cancer 0 3.7
2012-02-03 Merck Serono enters development agreement with Threshold for hypoxia-targeted drug 0 None
2012-02-03 FDA intends to grant Priority Review designation for ThromboGenics' ocriplasmin 0 None
2012-02-03 Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces new handheld narcotics analyzer 0 None
2012-02-03 Scientists discover new mechanisms by which RNA drugs can control gene activity 0 None
2012-02-03 EUSA Pharma acquires ASPAREC development and commercialization rights 0 None
2012-02-03 Merck receives FDA approval for JANUMET XR to treat type 2 diabetes 0 None
2012-02-03 Websites advertising statins for sale contain poor levels of safety information 0 None
2012-02-03 Nuvo launches Synera in the U.S. 0 None
2012-02-03 FDA grants Mylan tentative approval for Atorvastatin Calcium ANDA 0 None
2012-02-02 Pfizer recalls a million oral contraceptive pills 0 None
2012-02-02 Mass. bill would mandate docs to check database before prescribing pain meds 0 None
2012-02-02 Treatment with clot-busting drugs safe for patients with wake-up stroke 0 None
2012-02-02 Researchers reveal how antipsychotics affect metabolism by SMAD3 activation 0 None
2012-02-02 Multiple exposures to anesthesia associated with higher rates of ADHD in children 0 5
2012-02-02 FDA EMDAC to discuss Arena's lorcaserin NDA resubmission in second quarter 0 None
2012-02-02 AstraZeneca, Impax enter license agreement to commercialize Zomig in the U.S. 0 None
2012-02-02 Genentech receives FDA approval for Vismodegib to treat skin cancer 1 None
2012-02-01 FDA extends Novartis' Gleevec label to three-year treatment in patients with KIT+ GIST after surgery 0 None
2012-02-01 Counterfeit Drugs - New technology to combat counterfeit 0 None
2012-02-01 Cystic fibrosis drug gets FDA approval 0 5
2012-02-01 GSA's new resources address pain management, labeling changes for acetaminophen 0 None
2012-02-01 BU scientists create unique material and drug delivery mechanism 0 None
2012-02-01 General anesthesia may lower recurrence risk in patients with HCC 0 None
2012-02-01 Continuous wound infusion with local anesthetic reduces pain after hip surgery 0 None
2012-02-01 NanoViricides files FluCide pre-IND briefing document with the FDA 0 None
2012-02-01 Novartis' Gleevec receives FDA approval for use in patients with CD117-positive GIST 0 None
2012-02-01 Crizotinib can treat ROS1-driven tumors 0 None
2012-02-01 Vertex receives FDA approval for Kalydeco to treat rare form of CF 0 None
2012-02-01 FDA approves Lannett's supplemental ANDA for Phentermine HCl to treat obesity 0 None
2012-02-01 Milestone for Starpharma's drug delivery program 0 None


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