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Popular Breast Cancer Drug Used with Certain Antidepressants Puts New Jersey Women at Risk

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis finds that women in New Jersey who take the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in conjunction with certain popular antidepressants may be at a higher risk for a breast cancer recurrence. In May, Medco Health Solutions, ...

PARI LC Plus and PRONEB Ultra Used in Two Perforomist Studies on Improving COPD Therapies

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In two recent COPD studies sponsored by DEY LP, PARI's LC Plus nebulizer and PRONEB compressors (Ultra and Ultra II) were used to show that nebulized formoterol fumarate (Perforomist, DEY LP, Mylan Inc.) improves pulmonary function. "We are pleased th...

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...

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 ...

New Study Evaluating the ADHD Medication VYVANSE(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII Demonstrated No Change in the Pharmacokinetic Profile of VYVANSE When Coadministered with Prilosec OTC(R) 40 mg (20 mg X 2), a Commonly Used Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)

PHILADELPHIA, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced results of a study showing that coadministration of the ADHD medication VYVANSE(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII with the proton pump inhibitor (PP...

German Innovation for HIV/AIDS Diagnostics has Been Used 2.5 Million Times in 2008

GÿRLITZ, Germany, November 28 /PRNewswire/ -- German biotech company Partec is expanding its global leadership in specialized HIV monitoring and AIDS patient follow-up diagnostics for developing and emerging countries. In the year 2008, 2.5 million patient tests have been performed with the p...

SELECT TRIAL Used Selenomethionine Instead of High-Selenium Yeast, SelenoExcell(R) - Previous Research has Shown SelenoExcell(R) Supplementation to Reduce Lung, Colon and Prostate Cancers by as Much as 63%, Says Cypress Systems, Inc.

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Systems, Inc., a Fresno CA based biotechnology company, emphasizes that the SELECT TRIAL results -- that were announced yesterday -- used a form of selenium known as selenomethionine. The SELECT TRIAL found no effects of either selenomethionine o...

Data Reported at ICAAC Indicates Selzentry(TM) Phase III Treatment-Naive Trial Shows Increased Efficacy When Used With Enhanced Trofile(TM) Assay

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monogram Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGRM ) announced today that data presented this week demonstrated that in Pfizer Inc's (NYSE: PFE ) phase III trial of Selzentry(TM) (maraviroc) in treatment naive individuals with CCR5-tropic ...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Presents Data on Its Proprietary Formulation of Naltrexone Sustained Release (SR) Used in Contrave(R)

- Improved Pharmacokinetic Characteristics of Naltrexone SR Associated with Better Tolerability in Clinical Trials - PHOENIX, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity and other ce...

Volcano's VH(R) IVUS Technology Used in Imaging Study of GlaxoSmithKline's Novel Investigational Compound, Darapladib

IBIS-2 (Integrated Biomarker and Imaging Study) Results Demonstrate Benefits of VH(R) IVUS in Drug Development SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC ) [ESC Booth # A2-D403], a leading manufacturer of intravascular ultrasound (IV...

Rapid Test for Pathogens Developed By K-State Researchers Could Be Used to Detect Diseases Used By Bioterrorists

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dangerous disease often spreads faster than it takes to diagnose it in the lab. To remedy that, researchers at Kansas State University have developed a test to bring that time from days down to hours. Sanjeev Narayanan, assistant professor,...

Navigenics'(TM) Genome Analysis Used In Research Trial on the Impact of Providing Genetic Risk Assessments

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigenics, a genetic health services company, today announced a new study of genetic predisposition analysis. The Mayo Clinic study will examine how patients understand and use information provided by a Navigenics genetic risk assessment. ...

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

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The totality of scientific data submitted in recent months to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in preparation for the March 13th Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting (ODAC) reaffirms that erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are ...

PARI Nebulizer & Compressor Used Exclusively in Inspire's Phase 3 CF Trial

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PARI's LC STAR nebulizer and PRONEB Ultra II compressor are the exclusive delivery devices for Inspire Pharmaceuticals' (Nasdaq: ISPH ) second Phase 3 clinical trial for a potential new cystic fibrosis treatment. PARI reusable nebulizers are considere...

Thomson Healthcare Cancer Profiler Used in Study

Minority Interest in Clinical Trials Identified STAMFORD, Conn., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When researching cancer treatment information, ethnic minorities are just as inclined as Caucasians to be interested in information about clinical trials, according to a study publish...

Roche Diagnostics' HIV Viral Load Test Used in Clinical Trials for Isentress, a New Class of HIV Drug

Roche HIV-1 monitoring technology used to validate results for Isentress INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck's new integrase inhibitor, Isentress, approved last week by the Food and Drug Administration, used Roche Diagnostics' COBAS(R) HIV-1 AMPLICOR viral load test during its clinical...

Large Controlled Trial of Widely Used Mood Stabilizers Demonstrates Efficacy in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Shows Treatment Significantly Effective at Eight Weeks CINCINNATI, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In the largest pediatric study of its kind on mood stabilizers, scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and two other centers demonstrated that divalproex sodium (Depakote(...

Inhaled Steriods Used as Preventive Treatment Post 9/11

Popular Asthma Medication Linked to Respiratory Improvement in NYC Firefighters CHICAGO, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), antiinflammatory treatments often prescribed for asthma, may be beneficial in preventing respiratory illness, accordin...

New Data Show Doripenem as Effective as Commonly Used Therapies in Treating Hospital-Acquired Pneumonias

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., today announced that the investigational antibiotic doripenem was found to clinically cure 81% of patients with nosocomial pneumonia (NP), and 68% of patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia...

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

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee (CRDAC) and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee (DSRMAC) meet today to discuss questions related to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA's), ...

Dallas Researchers Find Compression Stockings Improperly Used

DALLAS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Graduated compression stockings, one of the tools used to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in hospitalized patients, are often incorrectly fitted, putting patients at risk for potentially-deadly blood clots, according to researchers at Presbyterian ...

Tekturna, First New Type of High Blood Pressure Medicine in a Decade, Provides Additional Blood Pressure Reduction When Used With Diovan

* New study results show more patients receiving both Tekturna and Diovan reached target blood pressure goal compared to those taking either agent alone EAST HANOVER, N.J., March 26, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a new study have shown patients taking two Novartis cardiovascular medicines -- t...

Flu Vaccine Used Last Winter Seems to Have Been Less Effective Than Vaccines Used in Previous Years

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 02, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll suggests that the flu vaccine used before last winter may have been less effective than the vaccines used in some previous years. The adults who had flu shots before last winter were only 24 percent less likely to get the flu than tho...

Clinical Study Shows Regenecare Relieves Pain and Itching of Skin Rashes Caused by Widely Used Cancer Drugs

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2007 - The Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology has published the early results of a clinical study conducted by Dr. Siu-Fun Wong, and her colleagues, which concluded that the topical gel, Regenecare(R), caused a statistically significant redu...

Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases

...ths). Currently drops, periocular injections and intraocular injections are used to deliver medications to the eye but generally for short periods of time. ...secondary infections. Intravitreal injections using a syringe, often used to treat age-related macular degeneration, require frequent out-patient vis...

Vectibix(R) in Combination With Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

...ients with KRAS mutant tumors were negatively affected when Vectibix was added to a standard chemotherapy regimen. We believe Vectibix should not be used in patients with tumors containing activating KRAS mutations." Detailed efficacy and safety data according to KRAS status will be submitt...

Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for Second Quarter of 2009

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Cancer Centers of North Carolina Offers HDR Brachytherapy for Treatment of Cancerous Tumors

...through the use of catheters, needles or applicators inserted into a body cavity or directly into the tumor. A computer-controlled delivery system is used to optimize the dose distribution to the target. As a result of this precise delivery, the surrounding healthy tissue and critical organs are preferen...

Radius' Investigational Bone Anabolic Agent, BA058, Increased Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at Key Fracture Sites in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

...e greater than those seen with Forteo(R) (teriparatide), the reference drug used in this dose-finding study. The objective of the 221-patient Phase 2...s in anabolic bone markers. BMD is a measurement of mineralized bone tissue used to diagnose osteoporosis and to help determine a patient's fracture risk, a...

NewCardio Announces Master Services Agreement With Dedicated Phase I

...mpany believes that its QTinno(TM), software-based, analytical technology is the industry's first solution for the reliable automated analysis of ECGs used to determine cardiac toxicity during drug development. About NewCardio, Inc. NewCardio is a cardiac diagnostic and services company focuse...

NOVAVAX Achieves Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Production Milestone

...s manufacturing goal by employing proprietary, novel production technology which is not dependent on growing influenza virus in eggs. Chicken eggs are used to produce almost all of the world's influenza vaccine supply. In addition, Novavax has produced essential reagents for measuring vaccine potency. T...

Nektar Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ractory solid tumors. Nektar technology is used in nine approved partnered products in the U.S. or... $(0.35) $(0.36) $(0.69) $(0.80) Shares used in computing basic and diluted net ...justments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities: Depreciation an...

ARUP Laboratories Applauds FDA's Decision on the Value of KRAS-Mutation Testing in Colorectal Cancer

...ts of KRAS testing." KRAS mutation-detection assays test colorectal cancer to determine whether a particular therapeutic strategy should be used by oncologists. Most colorectal cancer is caused by somatic mutations and is not hereditary. Mutations in the oncogene KRAS are seen in over 40 perc...

Study Shows Brain Fitness can Save Medicare Billions

...ercises had significantly improved health outcomes, as measured by a widely used instrument assessing health-related quality of life, known as the SF-36. In this report, researchers used a model recently developed by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research an...

TWO NEW KLRI PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: Hormone Therapy May Reduce Atherosclerosis in Women Close to Menopause; Growth Hormone May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Improve Lipid Profile in Men

...th three different CEE-progestin combinations and placebo in 875 healthy, postmenopausal women, aged 45 to 64. KLRI has found that other trial results used by the FDA, American Heart Association and other groups began menopausal HT use much later than in usual clinical practice--beginning trials on women ...

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

...ou stand up. These symptoms may decrease or go away after your body becomes used to the medicine. INVEGA((R)) SUSTENNA(TM) and similar medicines have...ngs that require you to be alert. INVEGA((R)) SUSTENNA(TM) should be used cautiously in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the ...

Medigus and Tower Semiconductor Announce World's Smallest Medical Video Camera Based on Advanced CMOS Image Sensor

...niature cameras and its new medical devices camera; the smallest of its kind in the world, designated to be incorporated into disposable endoscopes or used in various diagnostic and surgical medical applications. First product samples have been shipped to end customers and mass production of the camera is...

VisEn Molecular Imaging Technology Enables Key Insights Into Newly Discovered Biologic Pathway Published in SCIENCE

...mbined with quantitative Fluorescence Molecular Tomographic (FMT) imaging. used together in a series of novel scientific models, the researchers developed ...ers and therapeutic efficacy in vivo . VisEn's FMT systems and agents are used by leading research institutions and pharmaceutical companies worldwide in ...

Is Your Hair Taking a Break?

...ns of a problem -- whether she notices that her ponytail is smaller than it used to be, she sees more hair in the shower, or if her part is widening. Determ...ng the cheeks and jaw line." In some cases, other medications may be used off-label to treat female hair loss, including finasteride (which is FDA-ap...

Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin

... argue that scientific studies of estrogen do not show definitive improvements for skin rejuvenation of photodamaged skin and the potential risks when used long-term outweigh any potential skin benefits. At the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy Meeting 2009 in Boston, dermatologist ...
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