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Bayer and Onyx Initiate Phase 3 Trial of Nexavar in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced that the companies have begun enrolling patients in an international Phase 3 trial to evaluate Nexavar(R) (sorafenib) tablets...

Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development

Study suggests loss of communication among cells tied to this nutritional deficit FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may contribute to cancer development, U.S. researchers have found. "The first event in cancer is loss of communication among cells due to, am...

Aethlon Medical Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies to Initiate Investor and Media Relations Programs

SAN DIEGO, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD), developer of the Hemopurifier(R), a first-in-class medical device to treat infectious disease, today announced that it has hired RedChip Companies, Inc. to lead its investor relations outreach pr...

Medivation Receives FDA Permission to Initiate Phase 3 Trial of MDV3100 in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN ) today announced that it has received written permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a pivotal Phase 3 trial of MDV3100, its novel androgen receptor antagonist, in patients with metast...

Cardiologists initiate STILETTO study to investigate treatment options for women with chest pain

CHICAGO Women who experience chest pain are sent to a cardiologist to go through a standard battery of tests, and often times test results show no evidence of coronary artery disease which is the most common cause of chest pain. This is a less common occurrence in men, and these women are sent ho...

Eisai Will Initiate First Head-to-Head Study Comparing Dacogen(R) (decitabine for injection) and Vidaza(R) (azacitidine) in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Randomized Comparator Study to Evaluate Efficacy of Commercially Available Hypomethylating Agents WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Corporation of North America today announced that it plans to initiate the first clinical trial evaluating the activity of Dacogen(R) (deci...

China Pharma Holdings, Inc. to Initiate Clinical Trials For New Antibiotic Combination

China's SFDA Approves Entry into Clinical Trials on Schedule HAIKOU CITY, China, Oct. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma Holdings, Inc. ("China Pharma") (OTC Bulletin Board: CPHI), which develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded bio-pharmaceutical products in ...

Finding the source: Cells that initiate a common infant tumor identified

Infantile hemangiomas, exemplified by the strawberry-like patches that appear on the skin of infants soon after birth, are benign tumors that develop in 5%-10% of Caucasian infants and usually disappear by the age of 9 without treatment. Joyce Bischoff and colleagues, at Children's Hospital Boston...

Medivation Plans to Initiate Pivotal Confirmatory Phase 3 Trial of Dimebon(TM) for Alzheimer's Disease in Second Quarter of 2008

- Conference Call Today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time - SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN ) today announced that, based on its end-of-Phase 2 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Company plans to begin a pivotal conf...

Genmab and GlaxoSmithKline Initiate Ofatumumab Rheumatoid Arthritis Phase III Program

Summary: Genmab and GSK Have Announced the Initiation of the Phase III Program With Ofatumumab to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, November 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) and GlaxoSmithKline (LSE and NYSE: GSK) announced today the initiation of the ...

Alexza to Initiate the First Phase 3 Trial for AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) in Late Q1 2008

Conference Call Scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 at 5:00 p.m. EDT PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) today announced that it expects to begin the first of two Phase 3 trials for AZ-004 (Staccato(R) loxapine) late in the firs...

LifeCycle Pharma to Initiate Phase II Clinical Trial of LCP-Tacro for Organ Transplantation

LifeCycle Pharma will initiate a Phase II clinical trial of LCP-Tacro for the prevention of organ rejection in kidney transplant patients following the update of its initial Investigational New Drug Application (IND) in the United States (U.S.) LifeCycle Pharma has also reached protocol agr...

Single Cancer Stem Cell may Be Sufficient to Initiate and Maintain a Malignant Tumour

Nobel Laureate Dr. Renato Dulbecco has demonstrated that an injection of a single cell taken from cultured LA7 cells into mouse breast tissue can seed a new mammary carcinoma . The results of the efforts of an international team of researchers led by Dr. Dulbecco, President Emeritus and Dis...

B.C. Government Funds To Initiate Changes in Emergency Rooms

The B.C government has provided $7 million towards development of some of the province's busiest emergency rooms promising some long-awaited changes //. According to the incoming president of the B.C. Medical Association an increase in long-term care beds and acute care beds would help to provi...

Bihar Politicians To Initiate AIDS Awareness Drive

In an attempt to increase public awareness about AIDS/HIV in Bihar, which is posing a major threat to millions across the state//, Bihar's politicians have decided to launch an awareness drive. Alarmed by the rising numbers of HIV/AIDS cases in the state, politicians, cutting across party lin...

Chugai Pharmaceutical To Initiate Domestic Production Of Bird Flu Vaccine

A new project to manage the potential shortage of bird flu vaccine (Tamiflu) in Japan, the World’s biggest user of the anti-flu preparation, would soon be initiated by Chugai Pharmaceutical Company, a subsidiary of Roche Ltd. // Request by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan is said ...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...rave, a novel combination therapy that was specifically designed to address the behavior and reward pathways in the brain that impact one's ability to initiate and sustain weight loss." Recent Highlights Contrave Orexigen announced that the three remaining Phase 3 trials in the Contrav...

ViroPharma Announces Initiation Of Non-Toxigenic Clostridium Difficile Phase 1 Program

...and older (60 years of age and older) adults. The study is being conducted in Switzerland. Should the therapy be well tolerated, the company plans to initiate NTCD repeat dosing in older adults following exposure to oral antibiotics. Antibiotic use is associated with disruption of gastrointestinal flora whi...

Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...l trial conducted by Micromet's collaboration partner Nycomed. Micromet's licensee Morphotek, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eisai, is also expected to initiate a first phase 1 clinical trial with Micromet's glycolipid-binding human antibody MT228 for the treatment of melanoma. Micromet's preclinical produ...

AMICAS Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

...h from operations in the first half of 2009. Stock Repurchase: In the fourth quarter of 2008, the Board of Directors directed the Company to initiate a $5.0 million stock repurchase plan. The Company did not repurchase any shares during the second quarter of 2009. Under this plan, the Company has re...

Synthetic biology -- opportunities and risks

...catech (the German Academy of Science and Engineering), and the German Academy of Scientists Leopoldina, the National Academy of Sciences, now want to initiate this dialogue. The new statement was presented today by the Presidents of the three organisations, Professors Matthias Kleiner (DFG), Reinhard Httl...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...g, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg and 150 mg of paliperidone, respectively). The pre-filled syringes require no reconstitution or refrigeration. Patients initiate treatment with two injections administered in the deltoid muscle one week apart (Day 1 at 234 mg and Day 8 at 156 mg), followed by injections every mo...

BioMarin Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... the Phase II protocol, and the company expects to initiate the study in the third quarter of 2009, pending IR...lts from the Phase I/II study, BioMarin expects to initiate a pivotal Phase III study in the second half of 20...ulation work and toxicology studies and expects to initiate a Phase I trial by the first quarter of 2010. BMN...

China Medical Technologies Announces the Substantial Completion of an Independent Internal Investigation and Expected Timing of Reporting of Unaudited Financial Results for the Quarter and Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2009 and the Quarter ended June 30, 20

...onships with stock analysts, was received by the Company's audit committee. The audit committee, consisting of three independent directors, decided to initiate an independent internal investigation into the allegations contained in the anonymous letter. In connection with this independent internal investigati...

Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments

...improvement in their condition with acupuncture, but there are no scientific studies examining this potential benefit. Currently, Dr. Lio is trying to initiate a study on the effects of acupuncture on eczema patients at his institution to examine why acupuncture reportedly benefits some patients but not other...

New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow

...y's employed nurses plan to retire in the next 15 to 20 years. There are solutions; hospitals, medical centers and other health care organizations can initiate activities that help to keep more veteran nurses at patient bedsides, according to a new study supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) ...

Access Pharmaceuticals Announces New MuGard Commercial Strategy in North America

...and product candidates acquired in the MacroChem transaction, our ability to execute licensing agreements in the future, Access' plans to continue and initiate clinical trials, the value of its products in the market (including MuGard and the size of the overall market for mucositis products), its ability to ...

QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

... and a subsequent Phase III registration trial. Subjects are currently enrolling to receive the 81-(micro)g dose formulation, and the Company plans to initiate clinical evaluations of two to three additional higher dose formulations later this year. The goal of these studies is to identify novel formulations ...

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Provides Clinical Pipeline Update and Reports 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results

... over a seven-day dosing period. Top-line results from the Phase 1 clinical trial will be available later this quarter. Lexicon is preparing to initiate a Phase 2a study of LX2931 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis . Lexicon has identified the clinical trial sites for the Phase 2 study, and ...

Male Fertility Supplement Improves Sperm Quality & Motility in Clinical Study

...efined as the ability of sperm to swim in a sustained, forward-moving manner. Healthy, motile sperm show an increased capacity to fertilize an egg and initiate a pregnancy, while non-motile or abnormally-motile sperm will not, under most circumstances, be able to cause fertilization. In evaluating sperm func...

Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Commercial Launch of MuGard(TM) in Norway by SpePharm

...and product candidates acquired in the MacroChem transaction, our ability to execute licensing agreements in the future, Access' plans to continue and initiate clinical trials, the value of its products in the market (including MuGard and the size of the overall market for mucositis products), its ability to ...

Insmed Provides Update on Supply of IPLEX(TM)

... today announced that, effective immediately, the Company will cease the supply of IPLEX((TM)) to any new patients. In addition, the Company will not initiate further clinical trials with IPLEX((TM)) at this time. The Company has determined that its limited inventory on hand must be conserved for the treatm...

Lutonix, Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in Three Separate Clinical Trials

...to substantially improving long term patient outcomes. Through close collaboration with global thought leaders and experienced CROs, we have been able initiate a clinical program designed to provide objective evidence that our DCB formulation is clinically effective." About Restenosis Restenosis i...

Allsup Awards Grant to National Alliance on Mental Illness

...y mental illness. As a national organization, NAMI focuses on mental health education, support and advocacy efforts to offer hope, raise awareness and initiate change throughout the United States. About Allsup Allsup, Belleville, Ill., is a leading nationwide provider of financial and Medicare-related s...

Unhooking the Obesity-Diabetes Connection

...da and one from the United States, showed that immune system cells known as T cells were deficient in obese mice, pushing the immune system to somehow initiate insulin resistance. Restoring T cells to more normal levels actually reversed weight gain and improved insulin resistance, even when the mice cont...

Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

... overuse of statin drugs could also cause families to miss out on the chance to improve every member's health. "Rather than have the family as a whole initiate healthy lifestyle habits, they'll instead say, 'Well, we'll just take this pill,'" Margolis said. Some doctors are also concerned about the effects...

Rwanda Genocide 100-Day Commemoration Culminates With Kigali Festival With Andrew Palau

...ice projects were completed and another 60 projects are being planned for completion over the next three years. Play For Hope, a ministry to initiate and strengthen local sports outreaches, hosted an eight-week series of camps that culminated in a soccer tournament at the stadium with winners announ...

Health Story Project Offers Perspective on "Meaningful Use" Definition

... forms the basis for reimbursement, proof of service, and quality of care between healthcare providers. It serves as the foundation for why physicians initiate orders and make decisions about patient care. Despite these attributes, many industry professionals say the information is "shockingly" unde...

Michigan State Medical Society Weighs in on Proposed Federal Health Care Reform Legislation

... proposed public health insurance option (PHIO). MSMS suggested that before considering the creation of a full-fledged public option, Congress should initiate pilot projects "that would help provide data about how a PHIO would either positively or negatively impact an existing health insurance market." MSMS...

UPDATE: Access Pharmaceuticals to Present at Jesup & Lamont 2009 Growth Stock Conference

...and product candidates acquired in the MacroChem transaction, our ability to execute licensing agreements in the future, Access' plans to continue and initiate clinical trials, the value of its products in the market (including MuGard and the size of the overall market for mucositis products), its ability to ...
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