Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - March 2012

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2012-03-31 New ACR guidelines recommend use of topical NSAIDs for older patients with knee OA 0 None
2012-03-31 Best Practices develops Pharmaceutical Launch Excellence Services 0 None
2012-03-31 'Large-scale action' needed in Myanmar to prevent spread of artemisinin-resistant malaria parasites 0 None
2012-03-31 Modern delivery practices contribute to increase in labor duration 0 None
2012-03-31 Teva introduces generic Provigil 0 5
2012-03-31 IMS supports new guidance on glucocorticoid use 0 2
2012-03-31 Cardium launches Excellagen wound care product 0 5
2012-03-30 Study looks at how health care providers react to medication alerts in EMR systems 0 None
2012-03-30 New synthetic small molecules could treat obesity, diabetes and sleep disorders 0 None
2012-03-30 Study explains how rapamycin also causes insulin resistance 0 None
2012-03-29 Consumer should be centre of care when offering alternative medicine brands 0 None
2012-03-29 FDA extends review period for Almirall and Forest Labs' aclidinium bromide NDA 0 None
2012-03-29 Vaccination for HPV reduces risk of renewed disease 0 None
2012-03-29 Daiichi Sankyo, NGM to discover and develop new treatments for diabetes 0 None
2012-03-29 UTHealth, PLx Pharma to test phosphatidylcholine-enriched version of indomethacin in PDA model 0 None
2012-03-29 Hawthorn and Cypress settle Medicaid fraud lawsuit 0 None
2012-03-29 Researchers design new treatment approach for invasive brain tumors 0 None
2012-03-29 EMA grants orphan designations to Ultragenyx UX001, UX003 for treatment of HIBM and MPS 7 0 None
2012-03-29 Amerigroup announces successful efforts at preventing premature births 0 None
2012-03-29 Scientists explore number of strategies to prevent anesthesia-induced injury in infants 0 None
2012-03-29 Mylan receives FDA approval for generic Seroquel ANDA 0 None
2012-03-29 Discontinuance of statin therapy increases CVD mortality risk in RA patients 0 None
2012-03-28 Heart attack could be treated best with cheap mix of three injections: Study 0 None
2012-03-28 FDA approves Omontys - new anemia drug for chronic kidney disease patients 0 5
2012-03-28 Researcher joins nationwide effort to monitor resistance to antibiotics 0 None
2012-03-28 Study: Some breast cancer tumours may not respond to taxane chemotherapy 0 None
2012-03-28 Chemistry team discovers environmentally-friendly iron-based nanoparticle catalysts 0 None
2012-03-28 Dr. Reddy’s introduces Quetiapine fumarate tablets in the U.S. 0 None
2012-03-28 ECTS, IOF publish guidance document to manage GIO 0 None
2012-03-28 Non-HDL-C levels appear to increase risk of heart attack or stroke in statin-treated patients 0 None
2012-03-28 New pre-clinical data on Rexahn's RX-3117 study to be presented at AACR meeting 0 None
2012-03-28 Specific precautions must be taken for individuals on longer-term oral glucocorticoid therapy 0 None
2012-03-27 Experimental drugs from Sanofi and Regenron cut cholesterol in a new way 0 None
2012-03-27 Rivaroxaban found safe and effective in pulmonary embolism 0 None
2012-03-27 Morning after pills difficult for teenagers to procure 0 None
2012-03-27 Surfaxin receives FDA approval for prevention of RDS in premature infants 0 None
2012-03-27 Boniva generics receive FDA approval for treatment, prevention of osteoporosis 0 None
2012-03-27 New method uses E. coli bacteria to engineer human therapeutic glycoproteins 0 1
2012-03-27 Teva, IVAX receive FDA approval for generic Lexapro to treat depression and GAD 0 None
2012-03-27 MedImmune receives FDA approval for FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine 0 None
2012-03-27 Simple placebo pill can track footprints of prior antidepressant use 0 None
2012-03-27 UC professor to show new anticancer agent at ACS Spring 2012 meeting 0 None
2012-03-27 Hapten licenses HPT-721 to prevent poison ivy dermatitis 0 None
2012-03-27 Pharmaplan, Moberg Derma to distribute Nalox/Emtrix in South Africa 0 None
2012-03-27 Scientist develops a way to encase nutraceuticals in food-based products 0 None
2012-03-27 Intravenous immune globulin effective treatment for GBS, CIDP 0 None
2012-03-27 Study clarifies conflicting reports for clot aspiration and abciximab administration 0 None
2012-03-27 FDA issues Complete Response letter to MAP's NDA for LEVADEX 0 3
2012-03-27 Viewpoints: Law on generic drugs is 'outrageous denial' of patients' rights; Could Romney be the best spokesman against federal law? 0 None
2012-03-26 1 in 5 Australians have taken an expired medicine 0 None
2012-03-26 USANA Health Sciences expands into French and Belgium markets 0 None
2012-03-26 EMA accepts Arena's lorcaserin MAA for weight control 0 None
2012-03-26 FDA approves Teva's QNASL nasal aerosol corticosteroid 0 None
2012-03-26 AstraZeneca's lawsuit against FDA dismissed without prejudice 0 None
2012-03-26 Hypertension treatment fails to improve in the former Soviet Union 0 None
2012-03-26 TOLMAR, Impax Labs partner for alternative dosage form products 0 5
2012-03-26 OSI Systems receives FDA clearance for Arkon anesthesia delivery system 0 None
2012-03-26 Rifaximin and lubiprostone offer best options for patients with IBS 0 2.5
2012-03-26 USPTO issues patent to Inovio's SynCon H1N1 influenza vaccine 0 None
2012-03-26 Bacteriophages can tackle drug-resistant bacterial infections 0 None
2012-03-26 Obese or overweight women may have increased risk of breast cancer recurrence 0 None
2012-03-26 Metformin can have protective effects on the heart 0 None
2012-03-26 FDA Advisory Committee to review Repligen's SecreFlo NDA on May 31 0 None
2012-03-25 Nerve pain patients in Wales gain access to first of a kind treatment which can provide lasting pain relief 0 None
2012-03-25 57% of Australians make mistakes with their medicines 0 None
2012-03-25 Ibuprofen may be used effectively for altitude sickness: Study 0 2
2012-03-25 New cholesterol lowering drugs on the horizon 1 None
2012-03-23 Lawmakers examine how Medicare, Medicaid can help stop prescription painkiller abuse 0 None
2012-03-23 Aternative pain medication without narcotics safe after sinus surgery 0 None
2012-03-23 Africa must develop its own pharmaceutical pipeline through creation of policy frameworks 0 None
2012-03-23 European Commission grants marketing authorization for use of BYETTA with basal insulin 0 None
2012-03-23 No added benefit of aliskiren-amlodipine fixed drug combination for hypertension 0 None
2012-03-23 Lawmakers allege some drug companies inflate cost of scarce drugs with 'fake pharmacies' 0 None
2012-03-23 tAI could predict sensitivity to chemotherapy in patients with triple-negative breast cancer 0 None
2012-03-23 Verapamil drug may reverse diabetes-related death of pancreatic beta cells 0 5
2012-03-23 Hyperion acquires worldwide rights to Ucyclyd's Ravicti 0 None
2012-03-23 No added benefit from retigabine therapy in adults with epileptic seizures 0 None
2012-03-23 Endo acquires oxymorphone hydrochloride patent from Johnson Matthey 0 2.3
2012-03-22 FMBFarma granted exclusive rights to market Ampio's Zertane for PE in Brazil 0 None
2012-03-22 Opioids may influence breast cancer survival 0 None
2012-03-22 Study shows gender gap in medication management 0 None
2012-03-22 Alpha-5 GABA type A receptors linked to anesthesia-related memory loss 0 None
2012-03-22 Low bone density drugs may protect women from endometrial cancer 0 None
2012-03-22 Anesthesia may affect organization of lipids in a cell's outer membrane 0 None
2012-03-22 New genotype may be responsible for sharp rise in whooping cough 1 None
2012-03-21 Cannabinoid drugs can directly inhibit HIV in late-stage AIDS 2 1
2012-03-21 FDA ODAC votes in favour of GSK's Votrient 0 None
2012-03-21 Study shows how to defeat chemotherapy barrier in pancreatic cancer 0 None
2012-03-21 Top scientific experts publish new TB vaccine Blueprint 0 None
2012-03-21 Common pain relievers could cause hypertension 0 None
2012-03-21 IDSA releases new rhinosinusitis guidelines 0 None
2012-03-21 Curcumin can help prevent clumping of proteins in Parkinson's 0 None
2012-03-21 Meda's Astepro receives registration approval in Europe 0 None
2012-03-21 FDA approves Watson's generic BONIVA ANDA to treat osteoporosis in women 0 None
2012-03-21 Lexicon receives FDA Orphan Drug designation for telotristat etiprate to treat carcinoid syndrome 0 None
2012-03-20 Mylan receives final FDA approval for generic Boniva ANDA 0 5
2012-03-20 Ampio receives U.S. patent allowance for lead drug Ampion 0 None
2012-03-20 Pediatricians' unconscious racial bias may affect pain medication decisions 0 None
2012-03-20 New antibiotic shows promise against bovine mastitis 0 None
2012-03-20 FHCRC research represents potential breakthrough in treatment of pancreas cancer 0 None
2012-03-20 Heptares exercises exclusive option to license new A2A antagonist for CNS disorders 0 None
2012-03-20 Novartis' Arcapta Neohaler now available in the U.S. for COPD treatment 0 None
2012-03-19 Gilenya - pill for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis recommended by NICE 0 None
2012-03-19 Ponatinib to earn gold-standard status for refractory chronic myeloid leukemia in 2015 0 None
2012-03-19 Soy-based S-equol lowers HbA1c, LDL cholesterol and improves vascular stiffness 0 None
2012-03-19 Merz launches new, once daily Mederma Advanced Scar Gel 0 None
2012-03-19 GE-BAC partner to launch LambdaFabSelect bioprocess affinity resin 0 None
2012-03-19 Abbott files suit against Watson over generic NIASPAN 0 None
2012-03-19 arGEN-X introduces NHance technology to create therapeutic antibodies 0 None
2012-03-19 East Asian BIM gene variant contributes to drug resistance in cancer 0 None
2012-03-19 Klf4 protein an important regulator of inflammation: HNK study 0 None
2012-03-17 Life Length, Cenegenics Carolinas partner to offer telomere testing 0 5
2012-03-17 Argus to participate in National Council for Prescription Drug Programs focus group 0 None
2012-03-17 Study identifies primary care skills and competencies in opioid risk management 0 None
2012-03-17 Zimbabwe's plan to conduct household HIV testing raises concerns among some advocates 0 None
2012-03-17 The Medical Letter introduces mobile apps for iPad, Android 0 None
2012-03-17 Obesity appears to increase risk of mortality tied to sleeping pills 0 None
2012-03-17 Antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life 0 None
2012-03-16 Adverse drug reactions could be avoided among adult hospital and emergency patients 0 None
2012-03-16 ThromboGenics, Alcon collaborate to commercialize ocriplasmin outside the US 0 None
2012-03-16 Health Canada approves Mylan-Rosuvastatin Calcium Tablets 0 None
2012-03-15 Teva gets exclusive 180 days to market generic antidepressant and anti-anxiety pill Lexapro 0 None
2012-03-15 First-ever compulsory license issuance in India could have implications for HIV medication 0 None
2012-03-15 Anti-inflammatory drugs may offer novel treatment for CHD 0 None
2012-03-15 New study suggests another benefit to antimicrobial stewardship 0 None
2012-03-15 Mobile phones could play a valuable role in helping HIV patients to take medication every day 0 None
2012-03-15 New position paper outlines national approach to antimicrobial stewardship 0 None
2012-03-15 NCH to expand outpatient methadone education program 0 None
2012-03-15 AT-1001 shows promise in treating drug addiction 0 None
2012-03-15 Largest-ever study of community-wide TB drug prevention did not improve TB control in South African mines 0 None
2012-03-15 Teva commences commercial launch of Escitalopram Oxalate Tablets 0 None
2012-03-15 Bayer HealthCare receives FDA approval for Natazia to treat HMB 0 None
2012-03-15 Scientists identify new compound that quickly kills HCC cells 0 None
2012-03-15 EffRx receives FDA approval for BINOSTO to treat osteoporosis 0 None
2012-03-14 Publicly available profile of effects of approved and investigational medicines 0 3
2012-03-14 Azithromycin associated with lower duration of bacterial carriage in E. coli outbreak 0 None
2012-03-14 FDA approves Botox injections for overactive bladder 0 None
2012-03-14 Life-extending pill for advanced melanoma now available in UK 0 5
2012-03-13 Antidepressant could help the workings of anticancer drug used in leukemia 0 None
2012-03-13 Scotland says no to prostate cancer drug Abiraterone 0 None
2012-03-13 FDA panel favors continued research on novel pain medicine 0 None
2012-03-13 Agennix, DSM sign new contract to manufacture talactoferrin for NSCLC 0 None
2012-03-13 Feds reject J & J's $1 billion drug settlement 0 None
2012-03-13 FTY720 improves locomotor recovery in mice with SCI 0 None
2012-03-13 Scientists at Seattle conference discuss progress, obstacles in fight against HIV/AIDS 0 None
2012-03-13 JAK-STAT inhibitors reverse MS-like disease in mice 0 None
2012-03-12 Cancer Research UK disappointed over SMC ruling against advanced prostate cancer drug 0 None
2012-03-12 Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 Phase 3 study for pneumococcal disease meets all study endpoints 0 None
2012-03-12 BDSI announces postponement of ONSOLIS U.S. relaunch 0 None
2012-03-12 FDA approves Organogenesis oral soft tissue regeneration product, GINTUIT 0 None
2012-03-12 Over 71% of all rogue online pharmacies clustered with just ten Registrars 1 None
2012-03-12 Former 'legal high' even more popular after UK ban 0 None
2012-03-12 FDA denies AstraZeneca Citizen Petitions on SEROQUEL labeling 0 None
2012-03-12 ITQB, REQUIMTE convert solid antibiotic ampicilin into an ionic liquid form 0 None
2012-03-12 TSRI, OPKO Health to develop and commercialize SR 3306 for Parkinson's 0 5
2012-03-11 FDA may allow many chronic ailment drugs to be available over-the-counter 0 None
2012-03-11 Methylphenidate may affect learning and memory in children with ADHD 0 None
2012-03-10 FDA approves Boca Pharmacal's generic Tapazole Methimazole tablets ANDA 0 None
2012-03-10 Blood vessels that form within brain cancers predominantly not made up of cancer cells 0 None
2012-03-09 Consumer coalition sues drugmakers over coupon programs 0 None
2012-03-09 Women exposed to SSRIs during pregnancy are less likely to initiate breastfeeding 0 None
2012-03-09 Single dose of LSD shows promise against alcoholism 0 None
2012-03-09 Enhanced linkage-to-care strategy helps HIV patients receive, remain in care, study shows 0 None
2012-03-09 FDA clears Hospira's Symbiq 3.13 infusion device 0 None
2012-03-09 HDAC inhibitors flush latent HIV infection from hiding 0 None
2012-03-09 New hybrid aspirin shrinks tumors, curbs cancer cell growth 1 None
2012-03-09 Moderate wine intake appears to have favorable effect on lung function 0 None
2012-03-08 XMetA can control blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes 0 None
2012-03-08 Get ready for Be Medicinewise Week 2012 0 None
2012-03-08 Heart rate lowering drug may reduce “implicit” racial prejudices: Study 0 None
2012-03-08 Study investigates knowledge about khat among medical students in Yemen 0 None
2012-03-08 AARP study details price increases of popular drugs 0 None
2012-03-08 Study highlights challenges of adherence in successful deployment of PrEP interventions 0 None
2012-03-08 Reducing consumption of antimicrobial agents reduces resistance: DANMAP 0 None
2012-03-08 Australian TGA approves Bayer's EYLEA for treatment of wet AMD 0 None
2012-03-08 Some top researchers no longer think of glaucoma solely as an eye disease 0 None
2012-03-08 Queen's receives NICH&S grant to create vaccine against Pseudomonas 0 None
2012-03-08 Combining radiation therapy with ipilimumab shows promise against melanoma 0 None
2012-03-08 NMR techniques shed new light on how pharma molecules adopt different polymorphic forms 0 None
2012-03-08 Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim announce availability of Jentadueto tablets 0 None
2012-03-08 Researchers make significant strides in the study of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma 0 None
2012-03-08 BioLineRx receives European patent for BL-1020 to treat schizophrenia 0 None
2012-03-07 Fera introduces Sulfacetamide Ointment for conjunctivitis 0 None
2012-03-07 AMTR soon after failure of AEDs may reduce risk of seizures in epilepsy patients 0 None
2012-03-07 New FDA approved drug to treat infants with respiratory distress syndrome 0 None
2012-03-07 Majority of Missourians continue to favor nonprescription access to PSE-containing medicines 0 None
2012-03-07 Ivabradine could save thousands of heart failure patients 0 None
2012-03-07 VBC files patent applications related to beneficial health effects of S-ABA 0 None
2012-03-07 Are Americans overdosing on cholesterol lowering statins? 0 None
2012-03-07 Many Ethiopians coming to camp in search of traditional cure for HIV turn to ARVs, WSJ reports 1 None
2012-03-07 Pten gene can also fight against obesity, ageing process 0 None
2012-03-07 Researchers reveal how melanoma develops resistance to Zelboraf 0 None
2012-03-07 FDA issues Complete Response Letter to Eisai for Dacogen sNDA 0 None
2012-03-07 Intellect Neurosciences receives U.S. patent allowance for ANTISENILIN to treat AD 1 None
2012-03-06 FDA approves Discovery Labs' SURFAXIN to prevent Respiratory Distress Syndrome 0 None
2012-03-06 Neutra names new erectile dysfunction supplement as Pure Plus Powermax 0 None
2012-03-06 SSRIs appear to reduce depressive symptoms, fetal head growth during pregnancy 0 None
2012-03-06 Viewpoints: Statins and diabetes; Frightening tobacco warnings; The U.S. dental crisis 0 None
2012-03-06 Children's academic achievement test scores not affected by intrauterine drug exposure 0 None
2012-03-06 Russia should abandon 'zero-tolerance' approach to drug use and implement proven prevention strategies 0 None
2012-03-06 Cenderitide may preserve cardiac function after heart attack 0 None
2012-03-06 Microneedle vaccine patches may effectively protect against flu 0 None
2012-03-06 Young children more likely to be diagnosed and treated for ADHD 0 None
2012-03-06 Prazosin drug shows promise against PTSD-related nightmares 1 5
2012-03-06 ADHD medication use more prevalent among school-age children 0 None
2012-03-05 FDA accepts Eisai's resubmission of perampanel NDA for review 0 None
2012-03-05 Merck fails to get FDA nod for new cholesterol lowering combo pill 0 None
2012-03-05 Merck announces success of pill against ragweed allergy 0 None
2012-03-05 Repligen seeks EMA marketing approval for SecreFlo for pancreatic imaging 0 None
2012-03-05 Access full year 2011 revenues increase 284% 0 None
2012-03-05 Inovio's SynCon vaccine for HPV types 6 and 11 induces CD8+ T cells in mice 0 5
2012-03-05 Study: Bioavailability similar among four subcutaneous IgG preparations 0 None
2012-03-04 X-rays help decipher how natural antibiotics defy a longstanding set of chemical rules 0 None
2012-03-03 Mylan comments on patent infringement ruling against Sunovion's Brovana 0 None
2012-03-03 New pharma code expands guidelines for interactions with health care providers 0 None
2012-03-03 Dr. Reddy’s introduces generic Geodon in the U.S. 0 None
2012-03-03 Researchers identify mechanism by which cannabis affects working memory 0 None
2012-03-03 Roundup: Iowa lawmaker urges waiting on exchange bill until court rules; Calif. group finds way to recycle medicine 0 None
2012-03-03 Abstinence therapy safer, preferable for opioid-addicted HCPs 0 5
2012-03-02 CLR01 blocks toxic aggregations of proteins in mouse model of Parkinson's 0 2.4
2012-03-02 EC grants marketing authorization for Baxter's VEPACEL to treat influenza A 0 5
2012-03-02 Watson introduces generic PROMETRIUM for endometrial hyperplasia 0 None
2012-03-02 FDA takes more time to decide on the fate of BMS & Pfizer’s joint venture anticlotting drug Eliquis 0 None
2012-03-02 Quadrivalent flu vaccine that fights against four strains of Influenza approved 0 None
2012-03-02 Desflurane may be safer anesthetic option for patients with AD 0 None
2012-03-02 Scientists determine chemical features of DHPS enzyme's active site 0 None
2012-03-02 Shipment of Fabrazyme commences from Genzyme's FDA-and-EMA-approved Framingham plant 0 None
2012-03-02 Bisphosphonates improve fixation of dental impants in human bones 0 None
2012-03-02 Pharmacological antagonist can inhibit body's response to cold 0 None
2012-03-02 Serum taurine may protect against CHD in women with high cholesterol 0 5
2012-03-02 Treatment with vitamin D reduces size of uterine fibroids 0 None
2012-03-01 Metastatic melanoma patients with specific genetic mutation benefit from vemurafenib 0 None
2012-03-01 New NPS information on dextropropoxyphene: recommendations and alternatives 0 None
2012-03-01 Parkinson's drug Amantadine may help brain injury victims: Study 1 None
2012-03-01 Patients worried about statin use after label warnings from FDA 0 None
2012-03-01 Cyclotides discovery may open up new possibilities for immune suppression 0 5
2012-03-01 ROSETTA Study to compare two therapies in women with overactive bladder 0 None
2012-03-01 Drawing lessons from emerging economies on increasing access to medicines for NTDs 0 None
2012-03-01 New prebiotic formula helps colonize newborn's gut with beneficial bacteria 0 None
2012-03-01 TWRI team develops new drug against damaging effects of stroke 0 None
2012-03-01 Aspirin may help postmenopausal women reduce risk of trans fat-related stroke 0 None
2012-03-01 Aspirin may reduce risk of trans fat-related stroke in older women 0 None
2012-03-01 Inhaled interferon-gamma may effectively treat IPF 0 None
2012-03-01 More than 80% of anesthesiologists have been involved in surgical catastrophes 0 None
2012-03-01 Scientists develop safer and more accurate way to administer warfarin 0 None
2012-03-01 FDA revises safety information on statin labels 0 None
2012-03-01 FDA extends action date for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer's Eliquis NDA 0 None
2012-03-01 Scripps Florida study to focus on four new classes of pain-relieving compounds 0 None
2012-03-01 Group requests more research, better communication from WHO on use of hormonal contraceptives, HIV risk 0 None
2012-03-01 First clinical assessment of how interferon fights infections in people 0 None


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