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Telik Announces Publication of Positive Phase 1 Results of a Multicenter Study of Ezatiostat Hydrochloride (TELINTRA(R), TLK199) Tablets In Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK ) today announced that the positive results from a Phase 1 multicenter, dose escalation study of ezatiostat hydrochloride (TELINTRA, TLK199) tablets in patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) have been p...

OPAXIO(TM) Combined with Alimta(R) Well Tolerated in Dose-Ranging Study of Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced results from a study released by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer. Th...

R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. Completes Phase 1 Clinical Study on RK-023

TOKYO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. announced on July 17 that as a phase 1 clinical study on the new compound RK-023 that is being developed by our company as a therapeutic drug of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness; see the note below) has been completed. The ...

UPDATE: US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201

US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201 Phase II of the trial was presented in 2009 ASCO Plenary Session US Oncology, Inc . today announced that US Oncology Research will participate...

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Successfully Completes Proof-of-Concept Study of IDX184 for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDIX ), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases, today announced that it has successfully completed a three-day...

New Results From ARTEN Study of Nevirapine Plus Tenofovir and Emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) Versus Boosted Protease Inhibitor Regimen of Atazanavir/Ritonavir Plus TDF/FTC Revealed

CAPE TOWN, South Africa , July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- New data became available today at the 5(th) International AIDS Society Conference from ARTEN ( A tazanavir/ R itonavir on a background of T enofovir and E mtricitabine [Truvada(R)] versus N evirapine). ARTEN is an open-label, multi-c...

Cytokine PharmaSciences Initiates Phase I Study of Oral Anti-Inflammatory Agent, CPSI-2364

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cytokine PharmaSciences, Inc. today announced the initiation of a Phase I study of CPSI-2364, its orally active, small-molecule inhibitor of the production of TNF-alpha and other pro-inflammatory cytokines. Results of the dose escalation and...

Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline Announce Positive Phase 3 Study Results for BENLYSTA(TM) in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

ROCKVILLE, Maryland and LONDON, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) and GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) today announced that BENLYSTA(TM) (belimumab, formerly LymphoStat-B(R)) met the primary endpoint in BLISS-52, the first of two pivotal P...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Earliest Evidence of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memory lapses that occur with normal aging are a source of worry for many who fear Alzheimer's disease . Now a new Mayo Clinic-led study published in the July 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the c...

Schering-Plough Expands Vicriviroc Phase II Study in Treatment-Naive Patients With HIV

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced that it has extended to stage two an ongoing Phase II clinical study with vicriviroc, its investigational CCR5 antagonist, for use in first-line therapy of adult ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Commences Phase 1 Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in Recurrent Pediatric Solid Tumors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ) announced today the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical study to evaluate KRX-0401 (perifosine) as a single agent treatment for recurrent solid tumors in pediatric patients. This Phase 1 study is now ope...

University of Michigan Study Shows SEQUENOM's MassARRAY Technology Identifies HPV Infections Missed by Standard Hybridization Test

SAN DIEGO and ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Results from a study published by the University of Michigan have shown that as many as 15% of women in the study group determined to be negative for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the cervix, via ...

GNC Unveils Study Results for First and Only Nitric Oxide Product Clinically Proven to Improve Physical Performance at NSCA Conference in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GNC, the leading global specialty retailer of nutritional products, announced today clinical results for the first and only nitric oxide product, Amplified Maxertion N.O., proven to demonstrate a delay in the onset of neuromuscular fatigue. The key fin...

Risks of Delaying ACL Reconstruction in Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows

KEYSTONE, Colo., July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More and more children are participating and getting hurt playing sports each year. A new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, (July 9-12) details the benefits and...

First Patient of NOTES Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Study Successfully Treated With Ethicon Endo-Surgery Devices

CINCINNATI, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. today announced the successful treatment of the first patient of its IDE feasibility trial. The case, which was performed at The Ohio State University Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, marks the first natural orifice translumen...

Landmark Study for GSK's Cervical Cancer Vaccine Published in The Lancet

LONDON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The final analysis of the largest efficacy trial of a cervical cancer vaccine is published today in The Lancet . The study, involving 18,644 women, confirmed GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix (R) is highly effective at protecting against the two most common cervical cance...

New AHRQ Study Finds Mixed Evidence on Use of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A procedure that sends targeted energy into the heart through a catheter can be used to treat a common type of irregular heartbeat, but little is known about the treatment's long-term benefits and the best methods and circumstances for applying it,...

5-Year Study Published in Diabetologia Demonstrated Long-Term Safety of Lantus(R) Compared to NPH

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ) announced today that the results of the long-term, 5-year study of Lantus(R) (insulin glargine [rDNA] injection) versus NPH insulin on progression of retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes...

ThromboGenics and BioInvent Start Recruitment of Second 100 Patient Cohort in Phase II DVT Prophylaxis Study With TB-402

LEUVEN, Belgium and LUND, Sweden, July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR) and co-development partner BioInvent International (OMXS: BINV) announce that they have started recruitment of a second cohort of patients for their Phase II trial of TB-402. This follo...

MedImmune Funds Study to Help Gain Insights Into Full Burden of RSV Disease Among Premature Infants

Prospective Study Seeks to Assess RSV Burden in Outpatient Setting During First Year of Life; Reinforcing Commitment to Pediatric Research GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune continues to advance its commitment to pediatric research with today's announcement of the first ob...

AcelRx Announces Positive Phase 2 Results from a Study of ARX-01 Sufentanil NanoTabs in Treating Post-Operative Pain

Study in major abdominal surgery patients achieved primary and secondary endpoints REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive results from the second Phase 2 clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of its ARX-01 Sufentanil Nan...

Sosei and Vectura Announce Start of Phase III Clinical Study With NVA237

CHIPPENHAM, England and TOKYO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- - Study Triggers $7.5m Milestones for Both Companies Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565) and Vectura Group plc ("Vectura"; LSE: VEC) announce the commencement of a Phase III clinical study by Novartis, ...

New Study Shows that Prebiotics, as Used by Jackson GI Medical, Increases Lifespan by 33%

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In a revolutionary healthcare finding, a peer-reviewed clinical study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (a Cambridge University Journal), clearly shows that Prebiotics reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, control body weight, and increase...

Jazz Pharmaceuticals and UCB Announce Second Phase III Study of Sodium Oxybate in Patients With Fibromyalgia Meets Primary Endpoints

Preliminary top-line results of second Phase III study show highly significant decreases in pain and fatigue and improved daily function in fibromyalgia patients and confirm results from the first Phase III study PALO ALTO, Calif., and BRUSSELS, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- press releas...

Commonwealth Fund Case Study Points to 'Continuous Innovation' at Group Health Cooperative

SEATTLE, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Commonwealth Fund case study notes that Group Health Cooperative is structured with incentives aligned "to launch innovations and organize services in ways that make the most sense operationally and clinically." The case study -- along oth...

Spherix Announces Positive Phase 2 Study Results

Preliminary Data Demonstrates Reduction of HbA1c Levels With Doses an Order of Magnitude Lower than the Dose Used in the Current Phase 3 Trial. BETHESDA, Md., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq CM: SPEX), an innovator in biotechnology for diabetes therapy, and a pr...

New Bisphenol A Study Is of Very Limited Relevance to Human Health

ARLINGTON, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. Dr. Hentges' comments are in regard to a study from researchers at North Carolina State University (...

UPCI Joins ExCell Research Study Using Stem Cells for Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, and JERUSALEM, Israel, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the Gamida Cell - Teva Joint Venture announced today that the Institute has joined an elite group of cancer centers in Europe, the United States and Israel that a...

Published Study Shows VNUS ClosureFAST(TM) System Significantly Superior to Laser for Varicose Vein Treatment

Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology Cites Improved Recovery and Quality-of-Life with VNUS Technology SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VNUS(R) Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNUS ), a worldwide leader in medical devices for the minimally invasive tr...

Study Results Present Efficacy and Safety Findings from the PHIRST-1 Study of Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Taking Tadalafil Tablets Once Daily

Data Findings Published in June Issue of Circulation SILVER SPRING, Md. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR ) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced the results of a pivotal 16-week study showing that a once-dail...

ISTA Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results for Phase 2 Study of Low-Dose Bromfenac in Dry Eye Disease

IRVINE, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA ), today announced positive results from a proof-of-concept Phase 2 clinical study in subjects with dry eye disease (keratoconjuctivitis sicca) using a new, proprietary, low-dose formulation of bromfenac, t...

The Lancet Publishes Direct Comparison Study Between Liraglutide and Exenatide

NEW ORLEANS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Lancet published online the results of the Novo Nordisk (NVO) LEAD(TM) 6 study, a direct comparison between two products in a new class of diabetes treatments, the GLP-1 receptor agonists. Results show that patients treated with liraglutide had a...

FYI From Human Genome Sciences: GlaxoSmithKline Study Shows GSK's Novel Diabetes Treatment Syncria(R) (Albiglutide) Improves Glucose Control, Reduces Weight

ROCKVILLE, Md. , June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Attached is a press release issued yesterday by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), regarding new Phase 2 data for Syncria(R) (albiglutide) presented at the American Diabetes Association 69th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. (Logo: http://www.newsco...

Micromet's Blinatumomab Achieves Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 Study with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients

German Multicenter ALL Study Group Presented Data at the 14th Congress of the European Hematology Association Showing High Response Rate in Patients with Minimal Residual Disease BERLIN, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI ), a biopharmaceutical company developing ...

Micromet Presents Update on Blinatumomab's Response Rate and Duration in a Phase 1 Study in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients

Data Presented at Meeting of European Hematology Association Confirms High Response Rate and Durability of Remissions BERLIN, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, in...

New Study Showed Lantus(R) Plus One, Two or Three Shots of Apidra(R) Lowered Patients' Blood Sugar

- Study Presented at 69th Annual ADA Scientific Sessions Examined Efficacy and Safety of Basal-Prandial Treatment with Lantus(R) and Apidra(R) - NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. presented results of a new study, "Effects of 1, 2, or 3 Prandial Injections of ...

Large, Long-Term Study Shows Avandia Has No Increased Overall Cardiovascular Risk Compared to Other Commonly Used Diabetes Medicines

RECORD trial also demonstrates durable blood sugar control over time with Avandia LONDON, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., and NEW ORLEANS, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical trial results presented today at the American Diabetes Association annual meeting show that overall rates of cardiovascular ...

IMPACT Study Showed Longer Valcyte(R) (valganciclovir hydrochloride tablets) Treatment Demonstrated Better Protection Against Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease One Year Post-Transplant

CMV is the most serious viral infection affecting transplant patients BOSTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- New Phase III study results presented for the first time today at the ninth annual American Transplant Congress 2009 (ATC) demonstrate that doubling the duration of preventive therapy ('prop...

Data From Clinical Study of bioTheranostics Molecular Diagnostic Test Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

- THEROS CancerTYPE ID(R) predicts cancer origin with 75 percent accuracy in patients whose primary cancer was 'unknown' using traditional diagnostics - SAN DIEGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- bioTheranostics, a bioMerieux company that discovers, develops and commercializes new molecular diagnostic...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Positive Data from a Randomized, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Combination Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Colon Cancer

KRX-0401 + Capecitabine More Than Doubles Time to Progression and Overall Response Rate as well as Extends Overall Survival vs. Capecitabine + Placebo in Patients with 2nd or 3rd Line Metastatic Colon Cancer NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasda...
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