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European Commission Approves ATRIPLA(R) (efavirenz 600 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg), the First Once-Daily Single Tablet Regimen for Virologically Suppressed Adults With HIV-1 Infection

... should not become pregnant or breast-feed while taking ATRIPLA. Barrier contraception must always be used in combination with other methods of contraception (eg, oral or other hormonal contraceptives). If the patient becomes ...

Male Birth Control Pill, Blackberry Extract for Gingivitis, Skin Cancer and Digestive Health Top List of New Medical Discoveries

... control pills currently available for women. To date, effective male contraception has been restricted to physical methods, namely condoms and vasectomy. ... receptor modulator. "Past clinical studies using testosterone for male contraception were not effective at preventing pregnancy without producing ...

European CHMP Issues Positive Opinion for ATRIPLA(R) (efavirenz 600 mg/ emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg)

... should not become pregnant or breast-feed while taking ATRIPLA. Barrier contraception must always be used in combination with other methods of contraception (eg, oral or other hormonal contraceptives). If the patient becomes ...

Health Canada Approves ATRIPLA(R) (efavirenz 600 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg), the First Once-Daily Single Tablet Regimen for HIV

... should not become pregnant or breast-feed while taking ATRIPLA. Barrier contraception must always be used in combination with other methods of contraception (e.g., oral or other hormonal contraceptives). If the patient becomes ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives Positive Opinion From CHMP for Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take SIMPONI. Women of childbearing potential must use adequate contraception to prevent pregnancy and continue its use for at least 6 months after the last SIMPONI treatment. The most common adverse drug reaction reported ...

Schering-Plough Highlights Hepatitis C Clinical Data Presentations at the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Annual Meeting

... patients and in female partners of male patients during therapy and 6 months post-treatment. Patients should use at least two effective forms of contraception and have monthly pregnancy tests during therapy and for 6 months after completion of therapy. If this drug is used during pregnancy or if a patient ...

Ground-Breaking Combination of All-Oral Agents Demonstrates Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment Regimen

... TEST HAS BEEN OBTAINED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO INITIATION OF THERAPY . Women of childbearing potential and men must use two forms of effective contraception during treatment and during the 6 months after treatment has concluded. Routine monthly pregnancy tests must be performed during this time. If ...

Roche and Pharmasset Initiate Phase IIb Clinical Trial of R7128, Most Advanced Nucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor in Development for Chronic Hepatitis C

... TEST HAS BEEN OBTAINED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO INITIATION OF THERAPY . Women of childbearing potential and men must use two forms of effective contraception during treatment and during the 6 months after treatment has concluded. Routine monthly pregnancy tests must be performed during this time. If ...

Final Results of Boceprevir Phase II HCV SPRINT-1 Study Showed Significantly Higher SVR Rates Compared to Standard of Care in Treatment-Naive Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Patients

... patients and in female partners of male patients during therapy and 6 months post-treatment. Patients should use at least two effective forms of contraception and have monthly pregnancy tests during therapy and for 6 months after completion of therapy. If this drug is used during pregnancy or if a patient ...

FDA Approves an Expanded Indication for Peginterferon-Based Combination Therapy for Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

... patients and in female partners of male patients during therapy and 6 months post-treatment. Patients should use at least two effective forms of contraception and have monthly pregnancy tests during therapy and for 6 months after completion of therapy. If this drug is used during pregnancy or if a patient ...

Video: Tasigna(R) Demonstrates Rapid Response as Initial Therapy in Life-Threatening Form of Leukemia

... whom Tasigna should be used with caution Tasigna should not be used during pregnancy. Sexually active female patients should use effective contraception during treatment. Women should not breast feed while taking Tasigna. There are no data to support the use of Tasigna in pediatric patients. Use with ...

Observational Study Finds Changes in Medicare Reimbursement for Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents Associated With Increased Need for Blood Transfusion

... In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

More Than 200 Abstracts at ASH and SABCS Reveal Potential Compelling Patient Benefits From Novartis Oncology Current and Pipeline Therapies

... in whom Tasigna should be used with caution Tasigna should not be used during pregnancy. Sexually active female patients should use effective contraception during treatment. Women should not breast feed while taking Tasigna. There are no data to support the use of Tasigna in pediatric patients. Use with ...

Schering-Plough Provides Update on Boceprevir Clinical Development and Introduces Potent Next-Generation Oral HCV Protease Inhibitor for Treating Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

... patients and in female partners of male patients during therapy and 6 months post-treatment. Patients should use at least two effective forms of contraception and have monthly pregnancy tests during therapy and for 6 months after completion of therapy. A Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry has been established to ...

Data From Investigational Use of PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Presented at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting

... In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. -- Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

New Study Shows that PEGASYS(R) Regimen Provides Higher Sustained Virological Response Rates for Hepatitis C Patients

... TEST HAS BEEN OBTAINED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO INITIATION OF THERAPY. Women of childbearing potential and men must use two forms of effective contraception during treatment and during the 6 months after treatment has concluded. Routine monthly pregnancy tests must be performed during this time. If ...

Sosei Announces Completion of Phase III Trial for NorLevo(R)

... estradiol and levonorgestrel), a traditional emergency contraception method used since 1977. Levonorgestrel mono therapy for emergency contraception is listed as an essential drug by the WHO. About Sosei Sosei Group is a leading international biopharmaceutical company with significant ...

CellCept(R) and a Reduced Level of CNI Shows Trend Towards Preservation of Kidney Function Versus a Standard-Dose CNI

... CellCept therapy. She should continue contraceptive use during therapy and for 6 weeks after stopping CellCept. Two reliable forms of contraception must be used simultaneously unless abstinence is the chosen method. Patients should be aware that CellCept reduces blood levels of the ...

Final Results of the CellCept(R) Spare the Nephron (STN) Study Show Maintenance Therapy is Associated with Improved Renal Function

... CellCept therapy. She should continue contraceptive use during therapy and for 6 weeks after stopping CellCept. Two reliable forms of contraception must be used simultaneously unless abstinence is the chosen method. Patients should be aware that CellCept reduces blood levels of the ...

Observational Studies Assess the Potential Impact of Limiting Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agent Availability on Frequency of Blood Transfusions

... -- In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. -- Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

PEGASYS(R)/COPEGUS(R) Show Benefit in Hard-to-Treat Latino Population with Hepatitis C

... TEST HAS BEEN OBTAINED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO INITIATION OF THERAPY. Women of childbearing potential and men must use two forms of effective contraception during treatment and during the 6 months after treatment has concluded. Routine monthly pregnancy tests must be performed during this time. If ...

New Data Highlighting Possible Impact of ESA Reimbursement Policies on Patient Care, Nation's Blood Supply, to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

... -- In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. -- Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

Strength and Innovation of Novartis Oncology Products and Pipeline With Potential to Improve Patient Treatment Demonstrated by More Than 170 Abstracts at ASCO Annual Meeting

... in whom Tasigna should be used with caution: Tasigna should not be used during pregnancy. Sexually active female patients should use effective contraception during treatment. Women should not breast feed while taking Tasigna. There are no data to support the use of Tasigna in pediatric patients. Use with ...

Schering-Plough Announces Imperfect Contraceptive Use Impacts Women's Emotional Well-Being

... by the Expert Committee on Contraception of the Spanish Society of Contraception. The study was supported by a grant from the Spanish Society of contraception and Organon Spain. About NUVARING NUVARING is a non-biodegradable, flexible, transparent colorless to almost colorless combination contraceptive ...

Data From Ortho Biotech-Sponsored Studies to be Presented at National Kidney Foundation 2008 Spring Clinical Meetings

... -- In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. -- Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

Ortho Biotech Statement on U.S. Food and Drug Administration Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee Vote

... -- In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. -- Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

Totality of Available Data Reaffirms PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Is Safe and Effective When Used Appropriately as Labeled to Treat Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia

... -- In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. -- Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

Observational Data Show Transfusion Patterns in Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia Patients Receiving Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents

... -- In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. -- Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

Roche responds to announcement of 'IDEAL' hepatitis C trial results

... TEST HAS BEEN OBTAINED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO INITIATION OF THERAPY. Women of childbearing potential and men must use two forms of effective contraception during treatment and during the 6 months after treatment has concluded. Routine monthly pregnancy tests must be performed during this time. If ...

PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin Alfa) Data to be Presented at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

... -- In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. -- Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

Treatment with PEGASYS(R)/COPEGUS(TM) Provides Hope for Hepatitis C Patients Whose Infection Did Not Initially Respond to Peg-Intron(R)/Ribavirin

... TEST HAS BEEN OBTAINED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO INITIATION OF THERAPY. Women of childbearing potential and men must use two forms of effective contraception during treatment and during the 6 months after treatment has concluded. Routine monthly pregnancy tests must be performed during this time. If ...

Roche's Investigational Polymerase Inhibitor, Combined with PEGASYS(R) and COPEGUS(TM), Shows Potent Antiviral Activity in Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C at Four Weeks

... TEST HAS BEEN OBTAINED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO INITIATION OF THERAPY. Women of childbearing potential and men must use two forms of effective contraception during treatment and during the 6 months after treatment has concluded. Routine monthly pregnancy tests must be performed during this time. If ...

Lilly Files for European Approval of ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) for First-Line Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

... infertility, men are advised to seek counselling on sperm storage before starting treatment. Women of childbearing potential must use effective contraception during treatment. Driving, etc It has been reported that pemetrexed can cause somnolence. Patients should be cautioned against driving or operating ...

Ortho Biotech Reiterates Confidence in PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Safety and Efficacy When Used According to Label

... * In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. * Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% and ...

Results from Study Evaluating PROCRIT(R) in Intensive Care Unit Patients Published in New England Journal of Medicine

... -- In some female patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need for contraception evaluated. -- Prior to and regularly during PROCRIT therapy monitor iron status; transferrin saturation should be greater than or equal to 20% ...

Schering-Plough Addresses Major Milestones and Challenges in Treatment of Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

... of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to initiation of therapy. Women of childbearing potential and men must use effective contraception (at least two reliable forms) during treatment and during the 6- month post-treatment follow-up period. Significant teratogenic and/or embryocidal ...

Addex Achieves Statistically Significant Outcome in Phase IIa Clinical Trial With ADX10059 in Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease

... discovery and development for GERD, migraine, anxiety, smoking cessation, depression, pain, cognitive impairment, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, contraception and diabetes type 2. Addex's competence in drug development and its expertise in allosteric modulation were recognised through the establishment of a ...

Schering-Plough Announces Hepatitis C Data Presentations at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2007 Annual Meeting

... of a negative pregnancy test has been obtained immediately prior to initiation of therapy. Women of childbearing potential and men must use effective contraception (at least two reliable forms) during treatment and during the 6- month post-treatment follow-up period. Significant teratogenic and/or embryocidal ...

Adding Thalidomide to Standard Therapy Improves Survival in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients Over Age 75

... birth defects. Thalidomide should never be used by women who are pregnant or could become pregnant. Male and female patients must follow the contraception measures in the Pharmion Risk Management Programme. The common adverse reactions associated with the use of Thalidomide in combination with other ...
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