Hypersensitivity is an exaggerated response by the immune system to a drug or other substance.
Human leukocyte antigen molecules are a group of proteins that help the immune system identify foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria and which impact a wide variety of clinical outcomes including infection and cancer.
AstraZeneca will present 20 abstracts including a late-breaking oral presentation on the full results from the Phase III cardiovascular outcomes trial DECLARE -TIMI 58, the broadest SGLT2 inhibitor CVOT conducted to date, as well as new research from the Company's Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism therapy area at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, November 10-12, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
TherapeuticsMD, Inc., an innovative women's healthcare company, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved BIJUVA (estradiol and progesterone) capsules, 1 mg/100 mg, the first and only FDA-approved bio-identical hormone therapy combination of estradiol and progesterone in a single, oral capsule for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (commonly known as hot flashes or flushes) due to menopause in women with a uterus.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and H. Lundbeck A/S announced study results on the safety and efficacy of brexpiprazole in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia experiencing severe psychotic symptoms during an acute episode. The data will be presented at the upcoming Psych Congress, held in Orlando from October 25-28, 2018.
Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the first presentation of preliminary data from a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating MK-1454, an investigational STING (stimulator of interferon genes) agonist, as monotherapy and in combination with KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, in patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphomas.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced results from the phase 3 VISIBLE 1 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of an investigational subcutaneous formulation of the gut-selective biologic vedolizumab for maintenance therapy in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who achieved clinical response* at week 6 following two doses of open-label vedolizumab intravenous induction therapy.
Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the first presentation of results from an interim analysis of KEYNOTE-057, a Phase 2 trial evaluating KEYTRUDA, Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, for previously treated patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with carcinoma in situ or CIS plus papillary disease (Cohort A).
HealthCore, Inc., the outcomes research subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. and Novo Nordisk Inc., which manufacturers the once weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist Ozempic (semaglutide), are working together to launch the first of its kind pragmatic study to understand the benefits of semaglutide as compared with all other available diabetes drugs in a real-world pragmatic clinical trial for Type 2 diabetes - one of the nation's fastest growing chronic diseases.
Seattle Genetics, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced today that the phase 3 ECHELON-2 clinical trial met its primary endpoint.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new drug, Arikayce, for the treatment of lung disease caused by a group of bacteria, Mycobacterium avium complex in a limited population of patients with the disease who do not respond to conventional treatment.
Celiac disease is a fairly common disease, affecting one to two percent of the European population. It is expressed as a hypersensitivity to gluten, a protein found in cereals such as wheat, barley or rye.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive topline results from the Phase 3 PREVENT study of Soliris in patients with anti-aquaporin-4 auto antibody-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.
AstraZeneca today announced positive results from the Phase III DECLARE-TIMI 58 cardiovascular outcomes trial for FARXIGA, the broadest SGLT-2 inhibitor CVOT conducted to date.
AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has granted a positive opinion for VENCLYXTO® in combination with rituximab for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have received at least one prior therapy.
GlaxoSmithKline plc and Innoviva, Inc. announced that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has issued a positive opinion today supporting the use of Trelegy Ellipta in a broader group of patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and that labeling, if approved, will be updated to further reflect its effect on exacerbations of COPD.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved AJOVY injection for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a device intended to treat acute coronary artery perforations, or tears in the blood vessels of the heart. The PK Papyrus Covered Coronary Stent System is the first device approved by the FDA for this indication in 17 years.
Human herpesviruses such as HHV-6 can remain dormant in cells for many years without being noticed. When reactivated, they can cause serious clinical conditions. Researchers from Würzburg have now found a way of differentiating between active and inactive viruses.
An easy and inexpensive test for the HLA-B*15:02 allele could one day allow clinicians to quickly identify which epilepsy patients are at risk of carbamazepine hypersensitivity, according to study results presented by Gita V. Soraya at ILAE's 2018 Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress in Bali.
It begins with cold hands. Not just put-on-some-gloves cold. Instead, the fingers overreact to cold by turning white or blue and may become numb or tingly.