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Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new drug delivery system that uses a tiny silicone cup filled with any drug and sealed to the outer surface (episclera) of the eyeball may offer a more effective method for the sustained delivery of medicines for retinal and vitreous disea...

Sanofi Pasteur Submits Supplemental Application for A(H1N1) Pandemic Vaccine to U.S. FDA

LYON, France and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ), announced today the company has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a supplemental application for licensure...

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

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. During 2009 Isis has continued to successfully execute its business strategy and as a result reported $669...

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

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Centers of North Carolina , an affiliate of US Oncology, Inc. , continues to offer cutting-edge treatment options to its patients through the addition of High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy. This latest advance in brachytherapy a...

Labopharm files New Drug Submission with Health Canada for novel antidepressant

LAVAL, QC, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: DDS; NASDAQ: DDSS ) today announced it has filed a New Drug Submission (NDS) with the Therapeutic Products Directorate of Health Canada for its novel formulation of the antidepressant trazodone. "We are pleased to file our New Dru...

Debiopharm Group and Mercury Therapeutics, Inc. Sign an Exclusive License Agreement for the Development and Commercialisation of Debio 0930

LAUSANNE, Switzerland and WOBURN, Massachusetts, August 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, and Mercury Therapeutics, Inc. (Mercury), a ...

Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab in Trial for Delay of Skeletal Related Events in Bone Metastases Patients Compared to Zometa(R)

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today announced positive top-line results from a pivotal Phase 3 head-to-head trial evaluating denosumab administered subcutaneously versus Zometa((R)) (zoledronic acid) administered as an intraveno...

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

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) (paliperidone palmitate) extended-release injectable suspension for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults on Friday, July 31, 2009. It is the first ...

Shire Reports Positive Results From First of Three Phase III Trials of velaglucerase alfa for Type 1 Gaucher Disease and Provides Important Updates on Interactions With FDA

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, August 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today reported positive results from the first of three Phase III studies of velaglucerase alfa, its enzyme replacement therapy in development fo...

Pharmasset Reports Positive Preliminary Antiviral Data With PSI-7851 for the Treatment of Hepatitis C

PRINCETON, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS ) reported today positive preliminary results from its phase I clinical trial of PSI-7851 for the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV). PSI-7851 is a second generation nucleotide polymerase inhib...

Study Results Show That Minimally Invasive Therapy is Successful for Over Two-Thirds of Stroke Patients Treated Outside the Standard Eight-Hour Window

Findings May Potentially Lead to New Approach to Stroke Treatment BOCA RATON, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When minimally invasive endovascular (through the vessel) therapy made its debut two decades ago, stroke care underwent a major shift as the "window of treatmen...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) for Acute Bipolar I Disorder and Acute Schizophrenia

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted unanimously in favor of SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) sublingual tablets a...

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

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can alleviate the physical symptoms associated with the change of life. But despite the initial hype generated by post-menopausal women who noticed a marked improvement in their skin's appea...

Pennsylvania Agriculture Department Issues Quarantine for Allegheny County Horse Stable

Three of Four Sampled Horses Test Positive for Equine Herpesvirus HARRISBURG, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Horses at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, have been quarantined after at least three horses tested positive for the neurolog...

Study Shows Cancer Vaccines Led to Long-Term Survival for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma and to Long Periods of Disease Control After Completion of Therapy

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced promising data from a clinical study showing patient-specific cancer vaccines derived from patients' own cancer cells and immune cells were well tolerated and resulted in impressive lo...

Treatment Shows Excellent Results for Providence Tarzana Patients Following Cardiac Arrest

TARZANA, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than two weeks after instituting new therapeutic hypothermia treatment for heart attack patients, Providence Tarzana Medical Center has applied the body-cooling treatment in three cases - and each patient showed remarkable neurolog...

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

PHILADELPHIA, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that it has received a Complete Response letter today for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thi...

Wyeth Reports Publication of Phase 3 Data for Bazedoxifene/Conjugated Estrogens, an Investigational Compound Being Studied for the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), announced the publication in Fertility and Sterility of data from a Phase 3 clinical study that showed that the investigational compound bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogens...

S.C. Medical Home Pilot for Diabetes Enrolls 1,110

COLUMBIA, S.C. and NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A patient centered medical home pilot project that could become a model for South Carolina has completed its first quarter with 1,110 patients enrolled. It is also attracting the attention of S.C. physicians no...

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Initiates U.S. Clinical Trial for Anaconda(TM) AAA Stent Graft System

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Terumo Cardiovascular Systems (Terumo CVS) announced that it has initiated a Phase II Clinical Trial for the Anaconda(TM) AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) Stent Graft System in the U.S. The Anaconda system is manufactured by Scotland-based Terumo subs...

Octapharma Accepting Applications for Research Grants on Immunotherapy, Coagulation Disorders and Critical Care

LACHEN, Switzerland and HOBOKEN, N.J., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma USA is now accepting applications for the Octapharma 25th Anniversary Grants Program , which supports clinical or pre-clinical research focused on human protein therapies in coagulation disorders, immunot...

Lilly and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announce Lilly Agrees to be First Tenant of East River Science Park; Issue Urgent Call for Healthcare Reform that Protects Innovation and Jobs

INDIANAPOLIS, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) announced today during a lease signing event that it has become the first tenant of New York City's new Alexandria Center for Science and Technology at East River Science Park, a development that sh...

Schering-Plough Announces U.S. Filing of Mometasone Furoate/Formoterol Fumarate Combination for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough today announced that a New Drug Application (NDA) for a fixed-dose combination of mometasone furoate and formoterol fumarate has been filed in the United States and accepted for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

CareFirst BCBS Covers eNO Measurement for Diagnosis, Asthma Treatment

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Apieron, Inc. said today that CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has adopted a positive coverage policy for the measurement of exhaled nitric oxide (eNO). The Medical Directors of CareFirst determined that the published, peer-reviewed evidence is s...

Accent on Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Medical Center Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Rosenberg, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon and Medical Director at Accent on Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Medical Center, has selected Artefill, the first and only FDA-approved microsphere-enhanced collagen filler for...

Awardees for the 2009 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research Announced

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee established in 2004 by DANONE and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., announced the two recipients of the annual Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) today. The program was created to identify ...

Swissmedic Grants Debiopharm Marketing Authorisation for Moapar(R), a New Therapeutic Avenue for the Treatment of Sexual Deviations

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, today announced that the Swiss agency for therapeutic products, Swissme...

Lexicon's Drug Candidate LX1032 for Carcinoid Syndrome Receives Orphan Drug Designation From EMEA

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced today that it has received orphan d...

Swissmedic Grants Debiopharm Marketing Authorisation for Moapar(R), a New Therapeutic Avenue for the Treatment of Sexual Deviations

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, today announced that the Swiss agency for therapeutic products, Swissme...

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...

Cardax Pharmaceuticals Nominates Clinical Candidate Heptax for Liver Disease; Heptax Ameliorates Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Related to Liver Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

AIEA, Hawaii, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that the prevalence of obesity among Americans is now over 26%. Obesity exacerbates a constellation of diseases including diabetes, liver disease, and heart disease, often in...

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...

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Results of Shionogi & Co. Sponsored Phase 3 Studies of i.v. Peramivir for Influenza

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BCRX ) today announced positive results from two Phase 3 studies of intravenous (i.v.) peramivir in patients with seasonal influenza. The studies were sponsored by BioCryst's partner Shionogi & Co.,...

Cognition Therapeutics Closes Series A Financing to Advance Drug Candidates for Alzheimer's Disease

PITTSBURGH, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognition Therapeutics Inc., a Pittsburgh-based drug discovery company developing small molecule disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer's, has closed on a $1.21M Series A financing. The round was led by Ogden CAP, LLC of New York City and inc...

Velos, Inc. Releases Software to Support Cancer Centers With New Workflow and Content for NCI Clinical Trials Reporting Program

FREMONT, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Velos, Inc., the trusted leader in clinical research management systems, announced today the availability of new system capabilities to ensure that the cancer center community can fulfill new registration requirements for the U.S. National Cancer ...

Shire Receives Fast Track Designation for velaglucerase alfa for Gaucher Disease

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces it has received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for velaglucerase alfa, its enzyme replacement t...

New Research Shows: Neurofeedback is an 'Evidence-Based' Treatment for ADHD

NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurofeedback - also called EEG Biofeedback - is a method used to train brain activity in order to normalize Brain function and treat psychiatric disorders. This treatment method has gained interest over the last 10 years, however the question...

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...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards Over $2 Million for Validation of 10 Parkinson's Therapeutic Targets

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research today announced approximately $2.1 million in total funding to 10 research teams working to validate therapeutic targets for Parkinson's disease. Target validation is an essentia...

deCODE Discovers Second Common Genetic Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists at deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) and colleagues from Europe and the United States today report the discovery of a common single-letter variant in the sequence of the human genome (SNP) conferring increased risk of atrial fibr...
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