Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - July 2012

Date Title Comments Rating
2012-07-31 Bristol-Myers Squibb, Prosetta partner to discover and develop new antiviral drugs 0 None
2012-07-31 OrPro to advance development of ORP-100 for treatment of cystic fibrosis 0 None
2012-07-31 Depomed submits Serada NDA with FDA for treatment of menopausal hot flashes 0 None
2012-07-31 FibroGen receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for FG-3019 to treat IPF 0 5
2012-07-31 High choline intake during pregnancy may improve how a child responds to stress 0 None
2012-07-31 Researchers use computational analysis to identify new Achilles heel for drug-resistant breast cancer 0 None
2012-07-31 Latrepirdine appears effective in treating Alzheimer's disease in animals 0 5
2012-07-31 GlobalPost examines debate surrounding PrEP 0 None
2012-07-31 McKesson settles Rx drug pricing case with 29 states 0 None
2012-07-31 Diverted medical marijuana use more common among adolescents in substance abuse treatment 1 None
2012-07-31 DECISION+2 can reduce antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections 0 5
2012-07-31 Traditional cures provide economic benefits 0 None
2012-07-31 Researchers identify new genetic target for diuretic therapy 0 None
2012-07-30 Biovest receives Rapporteur and Co-Rapporteur designation for BiovaxID personalized cancer vaccine 0 None
2012-07-30 Sunovion launches ZETONNA Nasal Aerosol for allergic rhinitis 0 None
2012-07-30 Watson seeks FDA approval to market Epiduo Gel for severe acne 0 None
2012-07-30 FDA accepts Exelixis’ cabozantinib NDA for filing 0 None
2012-07-30 Arena transfers BELVIQ NDA to Eisai 0 None
2012-07-30 New compound effective at blocking damage to the retina in diabetic retinopathy 0 None
2012-07-30 Neurotez receives U.S. patent for Leptin to treat Alzheimer's 0 None
2012-07-28 Takeda resubmits alogliptin and fixed-dose combination therapy NDAs with FDA 0 None
2012-07-28 Confrontation looms for big pharmaceutical companies, generic drug makers 0 None
2012-07-28 New drug can aid in losing weight and keeping it off 0 None
2012-07-28 ACT receives Australian patent for human retinal pigment epithelial cells 0 None
2012-07-28 EC approves Vertex's KALYDECO for treatment of cystic fibrosis 0 None
2012-07-27 Mylan receives FDA approval for generic Sporanox ANDA 0 None
2012-07-27 New platform for detecting substandard and counterfeit medicines using microfluidics 0 None
2012-07-27 Ketamine doesn't improve response to ECT for severe depression 0 None
2012-07-27 Orthognathic surgery requires a balancing act in anesthetic technique 0 None
2012-07-27 Lymphoma drug dislodges hidden virus in HIV patients 0 None
2012-07-27 Biodel to develop ultra-rapid-acting insulin formulations for use in closed loop pump system 0 None
2012-07-27 FDA DODAC recommends approval of ThromboGenics’ ocriplasmin for VMA 0 None
2012-07-26 High-dose IL-2 still the most effective treatment for patients with stage IV metastatic melanoma 0 None
2012-07-26 FDA approves Horizon Pharma's RAYOS to treat key IL-6 mediated diseases 0 None
2012-07-26 Takeda, Sucampo file AMITIZA sNDA with FDA for treatment of opioid-induced constipation 0 None
2012-07-26 Study shows potential for histone deacetylase inhibitors to eradicate latent HIV infection 0 None
2012-07-26 Rapamycin improves function and extends survival in mice with DCM and rare muscular dystrophies 0 None
2012-07-26 ZOLOFT holds promise against cryptococcal meningitis 0 None
2012-07-26 NIDA announces 2012 recipient of Avant-Garde Award for Medications Development 0 None
2012-07-26 RADARS System Poison Center data can predict methadone overdose trends in the U.S. 0 None
2012-07-26 Excess maternal iodine supplementation can lead to congenital hypothyroidism in infants 0 None
2012-07-26 BD Hyflow needle essential for patient comfort and device integration 0 None
2012-07-26 FDA grants priority review to GSK’s Promacta sNDA for treatment of thrombocytopenia 0 None
2012-07-26 Fever in laboring women not associated with epidural analgesia 0 None
2012-07-26 Study identifies 329 instances of potentially inappropriate prescribing in Irish older patients 0 None
2012-07-26 Recent release: More effort needed to reach universal access to ART by 2015, MSF/UNAIDS report says 0 None
2012-07-25 Drug resistance increasing in parts of Africa, report shows 0 None
2012-07-25 New NIAID grant to support development of topical microbicide gel for HIV and HSV-2 infections 0 5
2012-07-25 EC grants Marketing Authorisation to Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly’s Jentadueto for diabetes 0 None
2012-07-25 EMA COMP issues positive opinion to Albireo for A4250 0 None
2012-07-25 Aeterna Zentaris files request with FDA for Fast Track designation for AEZS-130 0 None
2012-07-24 Merck, Chimerix sign license agreement for CMX157 to treat HIV infection 0 None
2012-07-24 Biokine receives FDA Orphan Drug designation for BKT140 to treat hematological cancers 0 None
2012-07-24 Microneedles can deliver drug formulations into the eye 0 None
2012-07-24 FDA approves 152 antiretroviral drugs in association with PEPFAR to treat HIV/AIDS 0 None
2012-07-24 Mephedrone does have potential for abuse and addiction 0 None
2012-07-24 New FDA guidelines on HIV And TB drug doses may not apply to African and Asian patients 0 None
2012-07-24 Cost of HIV drugs cost less than previous thought, Clinton Foundation study says 0 None
2012-07-24 International Antiviral Society-USA calls for treatment for all who test HIV-positive 0 None
2012-07-24 Researchers identify new class of compounds that inhibit spread of prions 0 None
2012-07-24 Aspirin use appears to reduce risk of Barrett's esophagus 0 None
2012-07-24 PAMAM G-3 actually prevents activation of the process that leads to thrombosis 0 None
2012-07-24 FDA approves Forest Laboratories’ Tudorza Pressair to treat COPD 0 5
2012-07-24 Bioniche receives U.S. and Canadian approval for first of two canine oncology products 0 None
2012-07-24 Forest Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for Tudorza Pressair to treat COPD 0 None
2012-07-23 Low-lactose functional milk with ginseng may help improve cognitive function 0 None
2012-07-23 Study: Fewer Americans control their HIV infections 0 None
2012-07-23 All adult patients with HIV should be offered ART: International Antiviral Society-USA panel 0 None
2012-07-22 BioDiem presents positive findings of their eye disease drug at international conference 0 None
2012-07-21 Kyprolis for multiple myeloma receives FDA approval under accelerated approval program 0 5
2012-07-21 FDA's approval of Kyprolis offers hope to myeloma patients, says IMF 0 None
2012-07-21 When checks and balances in the pharmaceutical marketplace fall short 0 None
2012-07-21 Janssen-Cilag receives positive opinion from EMA CHMP for DACOGEN 0 None
2012-07-21 Researchers discover reason why breast cancer cells become drug resistant 0 None
2012-07-21 Pfizer receives positive opinion from EMA CHMP for crizotinib to treat ALK-positive NSCLC 0 None
2012-07-21 New WHO guidance recommends use of ARVs for HIV prevention 0 None
2012-07-21 Marshall University faculty member receives $426,000 NIH grant for lung cancer study 0 None
2012-07-21 Cipla, DNDi to develop ARV combination therapy for children with HIV/AIDS 0 None
2012-07-21 FDA grants accelerated approval to Onyx's Kyprolis for treatment of multiple myeloma 0 None
2012-07-21 uniQure receives positive recommendation from EMA CHMP for Glybera 0 None
2012-07-21 Onyx receives FDA approval for Kyprolis to treat multiple myeloma 0 None
2012-07-21 Novartis receives FDA approval for Afinitor to treat HER2-negative breast cancer 0 None
2012-07-20 New class of chemically produced antimicrobial agents could become future infection treatment alternative 0 5
2012-07-20 UNAIDS releases report highlighting gains, gaps in global HIV/AIDS response 0 None
2012-07-20 ARV drug resistance levels steady in low-, middle-income countries, WHO report says 0 None
2012-07-20 Top 5 Pharma selects Certara’s PKS Online for PK/PD analysis 0 None
2012-07-20 Novation, UPPI partner to offer both low and high PET radiopharmaceuticals 0 None
2012-07-20 Vitamin D may modify damaging effects of smoking on lung function 0 None
2012-07-20 International Partnership for Microbicides CEO discusses research in GlobalPost interview 0 None
2012-07-20 Nuvo Research receives first three Pliaglis marketing licenses from E.U. countries 0 None
2012-07-20 Delaware district court upholds Pfizer's patents for LYRICA to treat pain and seizures 0 None
2012-07-20 Epithilone D effective in preventing Alzheimer's in animal models 0 None
2012-07-20 BioAlliance Pharma, Vestiq enter license agreement for Oravig to treat oropharyngeal candidiasis 0 None
2012-07-19 BioDiem signs agreement with RMIT to create new non-influenza vaccines 0 None
2012-07-19 Glanbia Nutritionals, ChromaDex to distribute pTeroPure in North America 0 None
2012-07-19 UNMC's ART injectables can successfully treat HIV infection 0 None
2012-07-19 Additional research required to assess effectiveness of herbal remedies for insomnia 0 None
2012-07-19 Bryologs more potent than prostratin in treating HIV 0 None
2012-07-19 EMA accepts Pfizer’s bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogens MAA for review 0 None
2012-07-19 ScinoPharm to offer commercial manufacturing of topiramate API for VIVUS' Qsymia 0 None
2012-07-19 Only 63% of New Yorkers on Medicaid with chronic conditions are adherent to drug regimens 0 None
2012-07-19 High vitamin E intake associated with reduced risk of liver cancer 0 None
2012-07-19 Abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs and gut 0 None
2012-07-19 Duke receives Gates Foundation grant for HIV vaccine study 1 None
2012-07-19 ADHD drugs do not appear to have long-term effects on the brain 1 None
2012-07-18 Truvada gains FDA approval as HIV preventive 0 None
2012-07-18 CSIRO to produce antibodies for development of new vaccines against rotavirus 0 None
2012-07-18 Interferon beta not associated with less progression of disability in patients with RRMS 0 None
2012-07-18 Drug coverage issues, dual eligibles program draw Democrats' interest 0 None
2012-07-18 Advocates, policy experts respond to FDA approval of Truvada for HIV prevention 0 None
2012-07-18 FDA approves Truvada as HIV prevention strategy for high-risk, uninfected individuals 0 None
2012-07-18 Vivus receives FDA approval for Qsymia to manage chronic weight 0 1
2012-07-18 Normalizing weight helps girls with eating disorders improve essential fatty acid status 0 None
2012-07-18 Marijuana use prior to pregnancy can increase risk of preterm birth 1 None
2012-07-18 Dr. Reddy's launches generic LIPITOR tablets in the U.S. 0 2
2012-07-18 Combination of Dox with MCP shows promise against prostate cancer 0 None
2012-07-18 BJP publishes data from ESTEVE's E-52862 preclinical studies on pain 0 None
2012-07-18 Emmaus receives EC Orphan Medicinal Product designation for Levoglutamide 0 None
2012-07-18 NIH-funded Harvard study: 6 million women in America suffer from vulvodynia 0 None
2012-07-18 Combination of tPA and 3K3A-APC may effectively treat stroke 0 None
2012-07-17 Ferring Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for new colon-cleansing drug 0 None
2012-07-17 Healthier levels of vitamin C can reduce inflammatory conditions 0 None
2012-07-17 UIC develops new tool to guide decisions about safe and effective medication use 0 None
2012-07-17 U.S. FDA approves Gilead’s Truvada to minimize risk of sexually-acquired HIV infection 0 None
2012-07-17 Researchers identify cannabinoid-making pathway 0 None
2012-07-17 Ampio announces advancement of NCE001 to preclinical development 0 None
2012-07-17 BRAF L597 mutation in melanoma patients responds to MEK inhibitor drugs 0 None
2012-07-17 Gilead receives FDA approval for Truvada to reduce risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 infection 0 None
2012-07-16 WTG to launch ‘Early Drug Development Summit’ in Berlin 0 None
2012-07-16 UCB’s Neupro now available in U.S. pharmacies 0 None
2012-07-14 DMAA stimulant does not originate from natural substances 1 None
2012-07-14 Trade agreements could harm access to antiretroviral drugs in Asia, Pacific, experts and activists warn 0 None
2012-07-14 Donor governments need to conduct more post-market oversight of generic medicines 0 None
2012-07-14 EU-funded researchers develop new antimicrobial resistance monitoring solution 0 None
2012-07-14 Vitamin D deficiency may impair lung function in asthmatic children treated with budesonide 0 None
2012-07-14 Psychotic depression now fulfills the criteria for a valid psychiatric syndrome 0 None
2012-07-13 FDA approves Watson's ANDA for Next Choice ONE DOSE emergency contraceptive 0 None
2012-07-13 Heart disease risk in elderly could be lowered by drugs 0 None
2012-07-12 PLoS Medicine papers examine HIV treatment as prevention 0 None
2012-07-12 Many anti-malaria drugs in Africa fake or substandard, reports show 0 None
2012-07-12 SLU professor to study how antithrombin might prevent premature death from heart disease 0 None
2012-07-12 Obama administration's intellectual property policy inflating medical costs abroad 0 None
2012-07-12 Arena files lorcaserin hydrochloride MAA with Swissmedic 0 None
2012-07-12 Many abusers switch to heroin due to new formulation of OxyContin 0 None
2012-07-12 U.K. High Court rules in favor of Teva in COPAXONE patent litigation 0 None
2012-07-12 Study details how resistance to targeted drug therapy emerges in colorectal cancers 0 None
2012-07-12 FDA approves Watson’s ANDA for generic ARTHROTEC 0 None
2012-07-11 PROLOR to present data on long-acting clotting factors for hemophilia at WFH World Congress 0 None
2012-07-11 Exposure to H1N1 vaccine in pregnancy does not increase risk of adverse fetal outcomes 0 4
2012-07-11 New diagnostic test for drug-resistant TB allows 'new approach' to fight disease 0 None
2012-07-11 Study assesses risk of GBS following H1N1 vaccine administration 0 None
2012-07-11 Cylene's Pol I inhibitor activates p53 and selectively destroys cancer cells 0 None
2012-07-11 July issue of Health Affairs examining PEPFAR impact to be discussed at briefing on Tuesday 0 None
2012-07-11 New approach integrates rational drug design with supramolecular nanochemistry in cancer treatment 0 None
2012-07-11 SRI International receives DoD grant to develop novel therapy for MS 0 None
2012-07-10 FDA acknowledges receipt of resubmission of Human Genome Sciences’ raxibacumab BLA 0 None
2012-07-10 Quintiles introduces Allume to help biopharmaceutical companies 0 None
2012-07-10 ACADI’s pimavanserin may have therapeutic benefits in treatment of ADP 0 None
2012-07-10 MiR-33 plays a key role in regulating bile metabolism 0 None
2012-07-10 Researchers develop new silk-based stabilizer for vaccines and antibiotics 0 None
2012-07-10 Scientists develop novel anticancer drug designed to travel through the bloodstream 0 None
2012-07-10 FDA approves risk evaluation and mitigation strategy for ER and LA opioids 0 None
2012-07-10 HIV drug coverage in sub-Saharan Africa continues to improve but not sustainable, UNAIDS' Sidibe says 0 None
2012-07-10 Combination of estrogen and MPA increases synapses in the prefrontal cortex 0 None
2012-07-10 Study clarifies anti-inflammatory impact of boswellic acids 0 None
2012-07-10 Hormone therapy still an acceptable treatment for menopausal symptoms: New joint statement 0 None
2012-07-10 AtheroNova receives U.S. patent allowance for 'Dissolution of Arterial Plaque' 0 None
2012-07-09 Cintas launches blood sugar control product for first-aid cabinets 0 None
2012-07-09 Health Canada approves XIAFLEX for Dupuytren's contracture 0 5
2012-07-09 Regnite to treat primary restless legs syndrome launched in Japan 0 None
2012-07-09 KannaLife enters exclusive license with NIH-OTT for patent regarding cannabinoids 1 5
2012-07-09 HPV vaccine shows evidence of herd protection 0 None
2012-07-09 JRD receives FDA priority review designation for XARELTO sNDAs to treat PE, DVT 0 None
2012-07-09 New somatostatin vaccines promote weight loss 0 None
2012-07-07 Powerful new drug to treat malaria 0 None
2012-07-07 AHF calls for reasonable pricing of Gilead’s Quad AIDS drug 0 None
2012-07-06 Novel biomimetic strategy can dissolve blood clots before they cause serious damage or even death 0 None
2012-07-06 Prescription drug warning labels fail to capture patients' attention 0 None
2012-07-06 FDA action affects companies that manufacture and distribute unapproved oxycodone drugs 0 None
2012-07-06 Researchers to use nanoscopic clay for controlled release of drugs in patients 0 None
2012-07-06 ADCT, CRT sign agreements to develop ADCs against cancer 0 None
2012-07-06 Audit finds wrong part of Medicare was used to pay for hospice patients' drugs 0 None
2012-07-06 Metformin can activate neural stem cells to encourage brain repair 0 None
2012-07-06 Scientists use antibody injections to rapidly reverse onset of Type I diabetes in mice 0 None
2012-07-05 Abbott, Sucampo receive Japanese approval for AMITIZA 0 None
2012-07-05 Medunik Canada signs exclusive distribution agreement with Orphan Europe 0 None
2012-07-05 Cancer Therapeutics announces validation and performance of CTx-294886 plus Avastin 0 None
2012-07-05 Study shows cells from different Parkinson’s patients have unique drug responses 0 None
2012-07-05 Neighboring non-cancer cells may contribute to drug resistance 0 None
2012-07-04 Cancer Therapeutics reveals proof of concept for second development drug 0 None
2012-07-04 New research approach can help predict the 'tenability' of antibiotics 0 None
2012-07-04 GlaxoSmithKline agrees to plead guilty, pay $3B settlement 0 None
2012-07-04 Antidepressant use among seniors: Falling through Medicare's doughnut hole? 0 None
2012-07-04 Johnson & Johnson seeking U.S. approval for first new TB drug in more than 4 decades 0 None
2012-07-04 Raising vitamin D concentrations reduces risk of HAIs among hospital patients 0 None
2012-07-04 Tolfenamic acid appears to reduce esophageal tumors 0 5
2012-07-04 Cuban company's sales of larvicides to fight malaria-carrying mosquitoes in Africa continue despite U.N. concern, Miami Herald reports 0 None
2012-07-04 FDA approves Lupin’s Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets 0 None
2012-07-03 Researchers use mouse model of autism to treat CTD 0 None
2012-07-03 IRIN examines antibiotic resistance, efforts to discover new drugs 0 None
2012-07-03 Study shows link between changing rates of antibiotic consumption and resistance 0 None
2012-07-03 GRP78 plays an important role in breast cancers that respond to anti-estrogen therapy 0 None
2012-07-03 GHB binds to GABAA-receptor in the brain under physiologically relevant conditions 0 None
2012-07-03 Researchers report positive effects of ibuprofen on bone repair after fracture or surgery 0 None
2012-07-03 FDA accepts BLA filing and grants Priority Review to ThromboGenics' ocriplasmin 0 None
2012-07-03 Study provides evidence for meth abuse's causal effect on foster home admissions 0 None
2012-07-03 Study demonstrates effectiveness of combination therapy for breast cancer cells in vitro 0 None
2012-07-03 Researchers show how aggressive form of multiple myeloma resists chemotherapy 1 None
2012-07-02 USPTO issues notice of allowance to Avanir for NUEDEXTA 0 None
2012-07-02 Blocking AXL protein may prevent resistance to lung cancer drug 0 None


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