Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - September 2012

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2012-09-29 Counterfeit drugs for sale: FDA issues warning regarding online pharmacies 0 None
2012-09-29 Atrazine may increase risk of choanal atresia 0 None
2012-09-29 WHO urges action to stop spread of drug-resistant malaria in Vietnam, Myanmar 0 None
2012-09-29 FDA launches campaign to raise public awareness on prevalence of fraudulent Internet pharmacies 0 None
2012-09-29 FDA approves Stiefel’s Sorilux Foam sNDA to treat for scalp psoriasis 0 None
2012-09-29 Rapamycin can alleviate frontotemporal lobar degeneration 0 None
2012-09-29 AVEO submits tivozanib NDA with FDA for treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma 0 None
2012-09-29 FDA approves Abbott’s HUMIRA to treat ulcerative colitis 0 None
2012-09-29 A.P. Pharma resubmits APF530 NDA with FDA for prevention of CINV 0 None
2012-09-29 Abbott receives FDA approval for Humira to treat ulcerative colitis 0 None
2012-09-28 U.S. Pharmacopeial announces winners of 2012-13 Global Fellowship awards 0 None
2012-09-28 EC approves Janssen’s DACOGEN for treatment of de novo acute myeloid leukaemia 0 None
2012-09-28 Lessons on the journey to commercialisation 0 5
2012-09-28 Inhibiting TRPV4 protects against diet-induced obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance 0 None
2012-09-28 UNMCC to investigate R-ketorolac use against ovarian cancer cells 0 None
2012-09-28 Efavirenz drug may play a key role in brain damage 1 None
2012-09-28 Incarcerated patients with chronic HCV likely to achieve sustained viral response 0 None
2012-09-28 Japanese MHLW approves Sosei’s Seebri inhalation capsules to treat COPD 0 None
2012-09-28 Teva concludes Asset Transfer Agreement with NeuroSearch 0 None
2012-09-28 Study explores effects of immunotherapy on malignant gliomas 0 5
2012-09-28 Cherry intake reduces risk of gout attacks 0 2
2012-09-28 ARIAD Pharmaceuticals completes rolling submission of ponatinib NDA with FDA 0 None
2012-09-28 Janssen introduces new online scientific resource for U.S. healthcare professionals 0 None
2012-09-28 Bayer HealthCare receives FDA approval for Stivarga to treat colorectal cancer 0 None
2012-09-28 Roundup: Md. Blues chief pans hospital costs shift plan; Pharmacies struggle with new drug controls 0 None
2012-09-27 Story describes need for male version of oral contraceptive pills 0 None
2012-09-27 Aeterna Zentari expects to file AEZS-130 NDA with FDA for adult growth hormone deficiency 0 None
2012-09-27 Study indicates the amounts paid by antipsychotic manufacturers to D.C. Medicaid psychiatrists 0 None
2012-09-27 Key bacterial protein structures reveal one of the biochemical secrets behind multi-drug tolerance 0 None
2012-09-27 Anxiety, depression and insomnia drugs and risk of driving accident: an interview with Hui-Ju Tsai 0 None
2012-09-27 Eaton highlights potential of Tropine 3 for women with hot flashes 0 None
2012-09-27 Challenges to India's role as global pharmaceutical supplier 0 None
2012-09-27 Combination of two neuroprotective therapies shows promise against Alzheimer's 0 None
2012-09-27 Study sheds new light on potential habit-forming properties of tramadol 0 None
2012-09-27 Forest submits levomilnacipran NDA with FDA for treatment of major depressive disorder 0 None
2012-09-27 Dr. Reddy's introduces generic Singulair oral granules in the U.S. 0 None
2012-09-27 Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb report FDA acknowledgement of ELIQUIS NDA resubmission 0 None
2012-09-27 EPO grants patent to Rexahn’s new isoquinolinamine compounds for cancer 0 None
2012-09-27 Alitair receives U.S. patent allowance for ion exchange resin formulation of benzonatate 0 None
2012-09-27 Adult stem cells can prevent Alzheimer's disease 2 3.4
2012-09-27 CSL develops new drug candidate against type 2 diabetes 0 None
2012-09-26 Tips on safe use of opioids in hospitals 0 5
2012-09-26 American Society of Anesthesiologists announces partnership with The Medicine Abuse Project 2 None
2012-09-26 Double-digit premium increases seen in popular Medicare drug plans 0 None
2012-09-26 Prescription drug abuse among young adults drops 0 None
2012-09-26 Resveratrol can maintain morphine’s pain-relieving effects 0 None
2012-09-26 Traditional Chinese medicine profoundly influenced by philosophy and religion 0 None
2012-09-26 U.S. District Court rules in favor of Alnylam in patent infringement case against Tekmira 0 None
2012-09-26 Preliminary results of MSF malaria prevention program suggest malaria drugs prevent disease in healthy children 0 None
2012-09-26 Increasing marijuana-like chemicals in the brain can help correct behavioral issues related to fragile X 0 None
2012-09-26 Orexin-A hormone also affects emergence after anesthesia 0 None
2012-09-25 EPO grants patent to Aeterna Zentaris’ AEZS-130 for diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency 0 None
2012-09-25 Sarawak Biodiversity Centre in Malaysia, OSU to develop and commercialize anticancer agent 0 None
2012-09-25 UC Medicine nurses to administer free flu shots to licensed taxicab drivers at O'Hare Midway 0 None
2012-09-25 New KSU molecule may deliver drugs inside the body to treat diseases 0 None
2012-09-25 Chronic respiratory disease treatments: an interview with Dr Sven Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO of Verona Pharma 0 4.7
2012-09-25 Bees consume less food when given resveratrol 0 None
2012-09-25 Insufficient evidence to support medical intervention use in young adults with autism 0 None
2012-09-25 NanoBio to present data from preclinical studies at 8th Annual International RSV Symposium 0 None
2012-09-25 UCLA/Pitt scientists uncover P. acnes virus with potential to kill zits 0 None
2012-09-25 Aromatase inhibitors impact sex life of postmenopausal women with breast cancer 0 None
2012-09-25 FDA forms new internal task force to support development of new antibacterial drugs 0 None
2012-09-25 Anti-cancer EGFR inhibitors effective in reversing memory loss in animal models of Alzheimer's 0 None
2012-09-25 Anti-androgen therapies may benefit bladder cancer patients 0 None
2012-09-24 BioAlliance, Vestiq enter licensing agreement to commercialize Oravig in the US 0 None
2012-09-24 Astellas seeks FDA approval for tacrolimus NDA for prophylaxis of organ rejection 0 None
2012-09-24 NanoViricides’ oral FluCide dramatically improves survival in animals with H3N2 influenza A 0 None
2012-09-24 BioLineRx receives U.S. patent allowance for BL-1020 to treat schizophrenia 0 5
2012-09-24 Cannabis Science commences CSTATI-1 preclinical studies in Squamous/BCCs, Kaposi's sarcoma 0 None
2012-09-24 Valeant purchases QLT’s Visudyne 0 None
2012-09-24 New technique allows cells to make terpenes 0 None
2012-09-24 Sleep medicine and research: an interview with James K. Walsh 0 None
2012-09-24 Most basal-like breast and ovarian tumors have similar genetic origins 0 None
2012-09-24 Many AF patients not receiving oral anticoagulant therapy despite rapid adoption of dabigatran 0 None
2012-09-24 FSU researcher to explore gene-controlling effects of addictive drugs in pursuit of new HIV treatments 0 None
2012-09-24 Study looks at effect of all dietary antioxidants in relation to myocardial infarction 0 None
2012-09-24 Greenhouse-grown corn seeds could help treat lysosomal storage disease 0 None
2012-09-24 Maternal choline intake could essentially change fetal genetic expression into adulthood 0 None
2012-09-21 Topical NSAIDs as effective as oral NSAIDs for knee, hand arthritis 0 None
2012-09-21 FDA approves Mylan's ANDA for generic Antivert 0 None
2012-09-21 Many states do not fully analyze data on fatal prescription painkiller overdoses 0 None
2012-09-21 Ciprofloxacin use is major contributor to MRSA spread in hospitals 0 5
2012-09-21 Cholera vaccine stockpiles could help save lives in future outbreaks 0 None
2012-09-21 Drug co. execs say cost-containment pressures undermine medical innovation 0 None
2012-09-21 Biovest seeks EMA approval for BiovaxID to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 0 None
2012-09-21 FDA approves Acton’s AEROSPAN sNDA to treat asthma 0 None
2012-09-21 First phase of Global Fund-managed AMFm shows success in bringing malaria drugs to clinics 0 None
2012-09-21 Hypertonic solution effective in reducing inflammation 0 None
2012-09-21 TB Alliance, Sanofi partner to discover and develop novel compounds against tuberculosis 0 None
2012-09-21 Amgen receives FDA approval for Prolia to treat bone loss in men with osteoporosis 0 None
2012-09-20 DNA barcoding effective in authenticating natural health products 0 None
2012-09-20 Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics' 2012 symposium be held from Oct. 16-17 0 None
2012-09-20 Study finds high levels of ESBL bacteria in Danish chicken meat 0 None
2012-09-20 Boehringer Ingelheim files MAA with EMA for afatinib approval 0 None
2012-09-20 BMJ examines emergence of China as 'major new player' in global vaccine production 0 None
2012-09-20 PCA inhibits multiple pathways involved in development of diabetic nephropathy 0 None
2012-09-20 FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee to review Celgene’s pomalidomide NDA on Nov. 8 0 None
2012-09-20 Choice Strategies introduces RxAbility solution 1 None
2012-09-19 Dengue Vaccine Initiative launches redesigned website, new blog 0 None
2012-09-19 FDA warns consumers not to use Intestinomicina for treatment of infectious diarrhea 0 None
2012-09-19 VOA News report examines PEPFAR's use of generic drugs, discusses search for HIV vaccine 0 None
2012-09-19 Oral contraceptive use can lead to increased pain during intercourse among young women 1 5
2012-09-19 Mephedrone may cause memory loss 0 None
2012-09-19 Tranexamic acid: an interview with Prof Ian Roberts 0 None
2012-09-18 Abiraterone acetate confirmed to offer significant survival benefit to advanced prostate cancer patients 0 None
2012-09-18 Power of taxane-based chemotherapy drugs may be potentially underestimated 0 None
2012-09-18 Study finds major reason why melanoma is largely resistant to chemotherapy 0 None
2012-09-18 Vitamin E may prevent cancer in patients with Cowden Syndrome 0 None
2012-09-18 Hemerus Medical’s SOLX red blood cell additive receives world's first CE Marking 0 None
2012-09-17 Wockhardt receives FDA marketing approval for Lansoprazole 0 None
2012-09-17 FDA designates Rib-X's delafloxacin as QIDP for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections 0 None
2012-09-17 Limited positive effect of Tafamidis in neurological disorders 0 None
2012-09-17 Risks of antidiabetic drug substantially overrated for patients with reduced kidney function 0 None
2012-09-17 Progenra’s P5091 inhibits growth of bortezomib resistant multiple myeloma tumor cells 0 5
2012-09-17 PARP inhibitors may be novel treatment strategy in women with HER2-positive breast cancers 0 None
2012-09-15 Study could reveal whether breast cancer patients with BRCA mutations are responsive to Veliparib 0 None
2012-09-15 MIT engineers use ultrasound waves to enhance permeability of skin to drugs 0 None
2012-09-15 U.K. scientists develop new test to catch drugs-cheats in sport 0 None
2012-09-15 FDA approves Lannett’s ANDA for Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets 0 None
2012-09-15 Experimental diabetes drug shows promise against Alzheimer's 0 None
2012-09-14 Levitation can improve drug development process 0 None
2012-09-14 Insufficient evidence to support effectiveness of black cohosh for menopausal symptoms 0 None
2012-09-14 IU chemists develop fully synthetic artemisinin to help reduce cost of live-saving drugs 0 None
2012-09-14 Study: 172K polymorphism makes certain forms of HIV less resistant to drugs 0 None
2012-09-14 Scientists describe how DNA origami can enhance effect of cytostatics in cancer treatment 0 None
2012-09-13 Multiple interventions improve medication adherence for patients with chronic conditions 0 None
2012-09-13 Old anti-inflammatory drug possible candidate to treat TB 0 None
2012-09-13 Nature examines efforts to combat antibiotic resistance in India 0 None
2012-09-13 Drugs to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia may increase risk of driving accident 0 None
2012-09-13 Pam2Cys nasal spray may be useful agent against pandemics and emerging viral strains 0 None
2012-09-13 Predicting breast cancer drug response by 20/20 GeneSystems’ PredicTOR test 0 None
2012-09-13 Pathogens and Global Health highlights current debate on counterfeit medicine 0 None
2012-09-13 Endocannabinoids may contribute to pregnancy complications 0 None
2012-09-13 IPS examines controversy over WHO-approved drug to prevent hemorrhage after labor 0 None
2012-09-13 Case Western Reserve researcher discovers new antivirulence drugs against MRSA and strep 0 None
2012-09-13 Mayo Clinic receives FDA approval for Choline C 11 Injection to help detect prostate cancer 0 None
2012-09-13 Synthetic biology pioneer wins 2012 Heinz Award 0 None
2012-09-13 Sanofi Aventis receives FDA approval for Aubagio to treat relapsing forms of MS 0 None
2012-09-13 Ibuprofen or acetaminophen may increase risk of hearing loss among women 0 None
2012-09-13 Pending cases against India's patent laws threaten public health, misinterpret international IP agreements, report says 0 None
2012-09-13 Genzyme receives FDA approval for AUBAGIO to treat relapsing forms of MS 0 None
2012-09-13 RPS honors Aston University professor with Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award 0 None
2012-09-13 Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer launch new joint venture 0 None
2012-09-12 Aethic, King's College London to develop first sunscreen based on mycosporine-like amino acids 0 None
2012-09-12 TPP trade agreement could threaten access to medicines 0 None
2012-09-12 MHRA approves Sucampo’s AMITIZA to treat chronic idiopathic constipation in the U.K. 0 None
2012-09-12 Diet could avert toxic effects of quinine in patients with malaria 0 None
2012-09-12 Ethypharm, Ampio enter definitive agreement to manufacture Zertane 0 None
2012-09-12 Comic created to help busy medical staff on the benefits of tranexamic acid 0 None
2012-09-12 Edison receives EMA COMP orphan designation for EPI-743 to treat Leigh syndrome 0 None
2012-09-12 Inhaled analgesia appears to be effective in reducing pain intensity in first stage of labour 0 None
2012-09-12 Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may not prevent major cardiovascular adverse outcomes 0 None
2012-09-12 Berkeley lab researchers link possible new oncogene with resistance to cancer drugs 0 None
2012-09-11 Pfizer, Visterra collaborate to discover novel antibodies 0 None
2012-09-11 Arsanis to develop monoclonal antibody therapeutics against nosocomial infections 0 None
2012-09-11 Dengue vaccine breakthrough 0 None
2012-09-11 Strep throat should be treated with penicillin or amoxicillin: IDSA guidelines 0 5
2012-09-11 Polysaccharopeptide improves survival in dogs with hemangiosarcoma 1 None
2012-09-11 Most Asian countries fail to include rotavirus vaccine in national immunization programs citing cost as barrier 0 None
2012-09-11 Progestogens may avoid early child birth in women with prior preterm births 0 None
2012-09-11 Cell Therapeutics launches Pixuvri in the European Union 0 None
2012-09-11 CSL Biotherapies receives U.S. Government contract to supply pandemic vaccine antigens 0 None
2012-09-11 Eaton plans to begin development of transdermal patch delivery system for Tropine 3 0 None
2012-09-11 Jazz Pharmaceuticals receives new U.S. patent for Xyrem oral solution 0 None
2012-09-11 P5091 molecule triggers apoptosis in drug-resistant myeloma cells 0 None
2012-09-11 Combining two drugs may offer new and potent punch against cancer and other diseases 0 None
2012-09-11 Oxyphenbutazone can kill drug resistant TB 0 None
2012-09-10 Increased use of powerful antipsychotic drugs to treat publicly insured children 0 None
2012-09-10 Phase III data for Suvorexant, an investigational insomnia medicine, announced 0 None
2012-09-10 Data from BioLineRx’s BL-7010 pre-clinical studies on celiac disease 0 None
2012-09-10 Recent data from Silence Therapeutics’ Atu111 pre-clinical study on acute lung injury 0 None
2012-09-10 Link between recreational marijuana use and increased risk of testicular cancer 1 None
2012-09-10 UK public oppose cancer drugs fund but support new pricing system for branded medicines 0 None
2012-09-07 FDA warns dietary supplement firms in Colorado and Texas 0 None
2012-09-07 Genetic test to help prescribe proper dose of blood-thinner warfarin 0 None
2012-09-07 Pfizer announces settlement of Detrol LA patent litigation with Mylan 0 None
2012-09-07 American troops with noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus may benefit from novel strategies 0 None
2012-09-07 Pfizer, Mylan enter settlement agreement to resolve generic Detrol LA litigation 0 None
2012-09-07 BCAA supplementation may treat autism and/or epilepsy 0 3.5
2012-09-07 Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors can prevent radiation-induced tissue damage 0 None
2012-09-07 History of TB policy shows need for care, investment equity in developed, developing countries 0 None
2012-09-07 OncoMed announces data from demcizumab preclinical study on pancreatic cancer 0 None
2012-09-07 Hebrew University researcher develops anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic family of drugs 0 4.5
2012-09-07 Doctor and pharmacy shoppers at increased risk for drug-related death 0 None
2012-09-06 Alzheimer’s disease is not prevented by ginkgo biloba 1 None
2012-09-06 Injecting capsule with heat-generating cells reduces abdominal and belly fat in mice 0 None
2012-09-06 Telaprevir offers advantages in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection of genotype 1 0 2
2012-09-06 New cell screening method can identify potential anti-influenza drugs 0 None
2012-09-06 Cholera vaccine offers herd immunity, study from Zanzibar shows 0 None
2012-09-06 Janssen, ImmuNext partner to develop novel cancer therapeutics 0 None
2012-09-06 Antibiotics: facts and fictions: an interview with Dr Philippa Binns, clinical adviser at NPS MedicineWise 1 4.8
2012-09-06 Kenya to investigate allegations of forced sterilizations among HIV-positive women 0 None
2012-09-06 Scripps Florida designs new compound that shows promise against tremor ataxia syndrome 0 None
2012-09-06 Sorafenib could be effective against multiple myeloma 0 None
2012-09-06 AMAG receives Swiss marketing authorization for ferumoxytol to treat iron deficiency anemia 0 None
2012-09-06 FDA continues review of Salix’s Crofelemer new drug application 0 None
2012-09-06 Biologic therapies do not increase risk of cancer in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 0 None
2012-09-06 Pfizer receives FDA approval for BOSULIF to treat Ph+ chronic myelogenous leukemia 0 None
2012-09-06 Medicare beneficiaries who were overcharged for drugs because of CVS' incorrect prices will receive refunds 0 None
2012-09-06 DuraSite 2 ophthalmic drug delivery system from InSite Vision 0 None
2012-09-06 Janssen receives FDA Priority Review for bedaquiline NDA to treat MDR-TB 0 None
2012-09-06 Roundup: Cancer drug cost equity bill sitting on Calif. Gov's desk; Mass. cost-containment law could harm provider credit ratings 0 None
2012-09-05 Real-time prescription system reduces inappropriate prescribing of medications 0 None
2012-09-05 Study questions use of vitamin D supplements to improve cholesterol 0 None
2012-09-05 Strong antiviral antibody response observed in oral administration of Flucide 0 None
2012-09-05 Baxter seeks FDA BLA approval for BAX 326 rFIX protein to treat hemophilia B 0 None
2012-09-05 FDA approves Bosulif to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia 0 None
2012-09-05 EC grants European market authorization for Revestive to treat short bowel syndrome 0 None
2012-09-04 EC grants marketing authorization for Pfizer’s INLYTA to treat renal cell carcinoma 0 None
2012-09-04 Scientists discover new anti-cancer and anti-metastatic molecule 0 None
2012-09-04 Meijer offers generic Lipitor for free to help families be heart healthy 0 None
2012-09-04 GE Healthcare introduces KUBio factory 0 None
2012-09-04 FDA approves Novartis’ Exelon Patch to treat mild to moderate AD 0 None
2012-09-03 New drug combines photothermia and chemotherapy to help fight cancer 0 4
2012-09-03 MDA7 compound shows promise against Alzheimer's disease 2 5
2012-09-01 Astellas Pharma receives FDA approval for Xtandi to treat metastatic CRPC 0 None
2012-09-01 Tandem Diabetes Care announces availability of t:slim Insulin Pump 0 None
2012-09-01 Dysfunctional RyRs play a role in stress-induced cognitive dysfunction 0 None
2012-09-01 Researchers define new treatment for potentially fatal lung disease in patients with CVID 0 4.3


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