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Pfizer unveils anti-smoking drug

Pfizer's new drug was inspired by a natural remedy tested by doctors in the Soviet Union in the late 1960s. The Soviet doctors had tested a chemical called cytisine, derived from a weed sometimes called false tobacco, as a pill to help smokers kick the habit. They reported that cytisine partially activated the nicotine receptors in the brain without being addictive. .. ..In clinical trials involv...

The Effectiveness Of The Breast Cancer Drug By Pfizer

Pfizer has increased the survival rate of breast cancer patients by 63 percent with their latest drug compared to the standard regimes available . The clinical trial strengthens the case for administering the newer drug, exemestane, as a first option.// A study showed that women recovering from breast cancer lowered their chance of developing another tumor by 32 percent if they switched to exemes...

New Drug Exubera (Oral Inhaled Insulin) To Be Monitored By Pfizer

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Erectile Dysfunction Drug Viagra Launched In India By Pfizer

The most popular drug Viagra has been launched by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer in 30 different cities across India where more than 90 million men are believed to suffer from erectile dysfunction.// The drug company is expected to gain access to approximately 10 to 15 % of the market within the next two years according to K.G. Ananthakrishnan, senior director of drug company in charge of the...

Pfizer’s Eraxis Approved By The FD

Pfizer Inc announced the approval of a new antifungal drug, for the treatment of bloodstream infection by the FDA. The new drug called Eraxis, // is indicated in the treatment of candidemia, a hospital acquired fatal blood infection. ....The improved performance of Eraxis compared to Diflucan, a currently employed anti-fungal treatment is said to have supported the approval. The drug can also be...

Pfizer Launches Viagra For Lung Disease In UK

Viagra, commonly used for treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence can now be used in treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a lung disease//. Pfizer, a leading pharmaceutical company, is marketing the drug under the brand name, Revatio, in the UK. ......The drug approved for use in last November by the European based drug regulatory authority, contains the same active ingredients...

Pfizer Acquires Worldwide Rights For New Overactive Bladder Drug

Pfizer Inc announced an agreement with Schwarz Pharma AG under which it would be acquiring exclusive worldwide rights to fesoterodine, a new drug that can be a treatment option for an overactive bladder. // .."Overactive bladder is a debilitating condition that affects up to 100 million people around the world," said Karen Katen, vice chairman of Pfizer Inc and president, Pfizer Human Health. "We...

Pfizer Commences Its Advertising for Celebrex with All the Warnings

Pfizer manufactures Celebrex and in 2004 the sales of Celebrex was $3.3 billion worldwide. But after widespread concerns about the drug causing heart attacks the company stopped advertising//. But 16 months later the has returned to the consumer ad market in hopes of reviving sales of the drug, which plunged last year during the ad moratorium. Now the new ads feature mixed reactions of warning an...

FDA Approves Pfizer’s Anti-smoking Dru

Pfizer’s new drug, Chantix, which will help cigarette smokers to quit smoking, wins U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval//. ....The active ingredient in Chantix is varenicline tartrate. The FDA gave chantix priority review based on the better effectiveness shown in preliminary trials compared to another anti-smoking drug known as zyban. Drugs receiving priority review get approved or reje...

Pfizer vouches safety of long-term inhaled insulin.

Los Angeles: Pfizer has indicated that recent clinical trials of inhaled insulin has received the approval from the drug regulators and is found to be useful in regulating blood sugar levels spanning a 2 year period. // ....This product, named Exubera, is slated to be introduced into the United States market soon after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves it for use in adults with Type...

NICE Setback Rules for Pfizer's Inhaled Insulin

Diabetics with needle phobia and patients with severe problems in injection sites get benefited from Pfizer’s Exubera, an inhaled insulin product (short-acting, powder form of insulin) //– said The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Britain's watchdog. ..A suggestion has already said by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) that inhaled insul...

Patency On Two Drugs From Merck & Pfizer’s To Expire Soo

Two drugs Zocor, and Zoloft from pharmaceuticals Merck and Pfizer respectively are to be removed of their patency rights this month. // ....Zocor, which is a cholesterol-reducing drug from Merck and Zoloft, antidepressant from Pfizer is both going off patent this month. It was reported that Merck's patent for Zocor expires Friday while Zoloft loses patent protection on June 30. CNN money had ear...

AIDS Healthcare Foundation to File Lawsuit Against Pfizer

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Monday is expected to file a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the pharmaceutical company Pfizer//. The decision is the outcome for allegedly promoting recreational use of its erectile dysfunction drug Viagra in advertisements, Reuters reports. ....According to Reuters, AHF said Pfizer's ads for the drug have increased risky sexual...

PSivida, Pfizer Ink $165 Million Licensing Pact

Perth-based bio-nanotech major, pSivida Limited has signed an exclusive worldwide Collaborative Research and License Agreement with Pfizer for its controlled// drug delivery technologies, including the Medidur technology in ophthalmic applications. ....Under the terms of the agreement, pSivida will receive up to $155 million in development and sales related milestones. ....Pfizer will have an...

Pfizer Awaits FDA Approval for New AIDS Drug, Maraviroc

Washington –According to the recent communiqué from US drug reviewers, the experimental AIDS drug from Pfizer Inc. promises to contain the HIV virus when used in combination with popular drugs.// ....The drug, in question named as maraviroc may find a prominent place amongst drugs meant for AIDS with its power to impede the CCR5 co-receptor, the main route for the entry of the virus into the c...

Own Up and Pay Up, Nigerian Party Tells Pfizer

A main Nigerian opposition party called Wednesday on US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to admit it carried out unethical drug trials in the northern state of Kano and pay the victims compensation. "The Action Congress has asked... Pfizer to accept that it carried out unethical clinical trials of the Meningitis drug Trovan on innocent children in Kano in 1996 and pay adequate compensation to all the...

Mylan Wins Its Amlodipine Case With Pfizer

PITTSBURGH, Mylan Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: MYL) today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today granted its motion for a reversal of the district court judgment in its patent infringement litigation with Pfizer concerning amlodipine besylate. ......On February 22, 2007, the district court for the Western District of Pennsylvania had ruled in favor of Pfizer and Myla...

Nigeria Launches Seven Billion Dollar Case Against Pfizer

The Nigerian government took a seven billion dollar (5.2 billion euro) negligence suit against the world's biggest pharmaceutical company Pfizer to court Tuesday, as the US giant demanded the charges be dismissed. ......But the government's case suffered an early setback when the court rejected a request to allow it to submit "additional facts", before presiding judge Babs Kwewumi adjourned the...

Nigeria Files New Lawsuit Against Pfizer

Nigeria filed a new lawsuit Friday against US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer claiming some 6.5 billion dollars in damages for deaths allegedly stemming from drug trials. ......Hours after dropping its original suit claiming seven billion dollars in damages, government lawyer Babatunde Irukera presented a new complaint to the high court alleging the tests conducted in 1996 were "unlawful and repreh...

Pfizer Says Nigeria Gave Approval for 1996 Drug Test

US drug giant Pfizer Thursday said it had got the go-ahead from Nigerian authorities before administering a drug that claimed the lives of 11 children in the northern Kano state in 1996. ......"We have written approvals from NAFDAC (Nigeria's drug agency), the federal ministry of health, Kano government and parents or guardians of the children before the clinical test of the drug was carried ou...

Pfizer Says Nigerian Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear Drug Case

US drug giant Pfizer Wednesday asked a Nigerian court to strike out a lawsuit against it by a state government over a failed 1996 drug test, saying the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case. ......Authorities in Kano, Nigeria's largest state, are seeking 2.75 billion dollars from Pfizer in compensation for the victims of the drug test which took place 11 years ago. ......"This court has n...
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