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Dirucotide Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint in Phase III MAESTRO-01 Trial in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

INDIANAPOLIS and EDMONTON, Alberta, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and BioMS Medical Corp. (TSX: MS) today announced that dirucotide did not meet the primary endpoint of delaying disease progression, as measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (...

R788 in TASKi3 Clinical Trial Does Not Meet Efficacy Endpoints in RA Patients Who Had Previously Failed Biologic Therapies - Results Incongruent

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL ) today announced that in the TASKi3 Phase 2b clinical trial in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who had failed to respond to at least one biologic treatment, the group treat...

Cardiovascular Fitness Not Affected by Cancer Treatment

GUMC Researchers Identify Simple Test To Help Survivors Start Exercise Routine Based on Current Cardiovascular Fitness Level WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cardiovascular fitness level of cancer survivors is not affected by many standard cancer therapies, say researchers fr...

AUA Guideline: Full Kidney Removal Not Necessary for All Kidney Tumors

Early-stage renal masses should be treated with nephron-sparing approaches when possible LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Radical nephrectomy (complete removal of the affected kidney) is not the best treatment for most small kidney tumors because it puts patients at risk fo...

Phase 3 Trial of Nexavar in Chemotherapy-Naive Patients with Advanced Melanoma Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced that a Phase 3 trial evaluating Nexavar(R) (sorafenib) tablets in patients with unresectable stage III or stage IV melanoma was s...

American Lung Association Study to be Published in the 'New England Journal of Medicine' Finds Prescription Heartburn Medication Does Not Control Asthma Symptoms as Previously Thought

--Practice Changing Study Calls on Doctors to Stop Prescribing Potent Heartburn Medications to Asthma Patients Without Frequent Symptoms of Gastric Reflux-- WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly 20 years, it was believed that severe asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezi...

Elbow Ligament Reconstruction Appears Not to Affect Future Professional Advancement in Baseball

Athletes Who Have UCL Reconstruction Prior to Being Drafted Perform at Similar Level as Those Without Reconstruction LAS VEGAS, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research presented at the 2009 American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Specialty Day in Las Vegas suggests that elbo...

Experience Not Always the Best Prescription for Snowblowers

New study finds experience does not always keep hands injury-free LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Snowblower-related injuries to the hand have been on the rise in recent years, with more than 5,000 injuries reported each year in the United States. Many of those injuries might ...

Octogenarians: Not Too Old for Joint Replacement

New study finds total knee replacement surgery can offer significant benefits to patients in their 80s LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Knee replacement ( http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00389 ) surgery can improve the quality of life even for very elderly patients, ...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 3 Study of Unit Dose Budesonide in Children With Asthma Did Not Meet Primary Endpoints

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) announced today results of its initial Phase 3 clinical trial of Unit Dose Budesonide (UDB) for the potential treatment of children with asthma. The Company announced that the clinical trial d...

AstraZeneca's Partner, MAP Pharmaceuticals, Announces Phase 3 Study of Unit Dose Budesonide in Children with Asthma Did Not Meet Primary Endpoints

LONDON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its initial Phase 3 clinical trial of Unit Dose Budesonide (UDB) for the potential treatment of children with asthma did not meet its co-primary endpoints: asthma control as assessed by changes from baseline i...

Cloned Human Embryos Successfully Reprogrammed Using Human - But Not Animal - Eggs

New study questions ability of human-animal hybrids to generate stem cells WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ACTC) and its collaborators reported today that human oocytes (or 'eggs') have the capacity to extensively reprogram...

Study of Cannabinoid Medicine for Pain Found Patients Got 'High,' but Effects Not Related to Pain Relief

HONOLULU, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found that patients taking cannabinoid medicines for pain may be getting "high," but these effects were unrelated to relief from their pain symptoms. Results of their study, one of the first to examine the addictive...

Stents Can Treat - Not Just Prevent - Strokes, Suggests Early Research

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Stents can be placed in the brain to treat a stroke as it's occurring, suggests preliminary data being presented at the 21st Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET). Stents have long been used to open up blocked blood vessels in t...

Neurobiological Technologies Announces Viprinex(TM) Does Not Pass Interim Futility Analysis

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (NTI(R)) (Nasdaq: NTII ) today announced that an independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has determined that the current clinical trials of Viprinex(TM) for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke are...

Soft Contact Lenses Do Not Lead to 'Myopic Creep' in Children, Study Shows

Largest randomized trial of its kind shows no clinically meaningful difference between contacts and glasses for progression of nearsightedness JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Soft contact lens wear does not result in clinically significant acceleration in the development of near...

Study Found That Long Term Use of Advair Diskus(R) 250/50 Did Not Adversely Affect Bone Loss in Patients with COPD

- Study showed no consistent differences in bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and total hip between Advair Diskus 250/50 (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) and salmeterol - Study provides support for long term use of Advair(R) in patients with COPD PHILADELPHI...

Video: The Looming Crisis in Cancer Drug Development: 97% of Adult Cancer Patients Do Not Take Advantage of Clinical Trial Programs

American Association for Cancer Research Aims to Raise Awareness about the Importance of Clinical Trial Participation PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- News facts: -- Most Americans with cancer would be receptive to participating in clinical trials if they knew about them. ...

Justice Department Will Not Oppose CEO Roundtable on Cancer's Proposal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announced today that it will not oppose a proposal by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer (CRC) to develop and publicize model contract language for clinical trials of potential new cancer treatments. The Department said the lan...

Task Force Says Men Age 75 and Older Should Not Be Screened For Prostate Cancer

/CAUTION -- ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 5 P.M. EDT MONDAY, AUG. 4/ /ADVANCE/ ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 4 -- Men age 75 and older should not be screened for prostate cancer, and younger men should discuss the benefits and harms of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test with their clinicians before be...

Soyfoods Do Not Impact Sperm Count

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Headlines claiming "soy products lower sperm count" do not tell the whole story. The small scale, preliminary study that Dr. Jorge Chavarro, published online in Human Reproduction, is based on recollected intake of soyfoods and not on specific die...

Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT) Results in a Higher Yield of Proteins and in the Extraction of Proteins Not Previously Identified in Cancer, Stroke, and IVF Studies

SOUTH EASTON, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBIO ) ("PBI") today announced that scientists from the New York University ("NYU") School of Medicine and the Brooklyn Hospital Center presented results yesterday on advances they made in the areas of b...

DG041 Blocks Platelet Aggregation Through a Novel Mechanism and does not Increase Bleeding Time When Given Alone or with Plavix(TM) or Aspirin

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) today announced positive topline results from its latest clinical pharmacology study of DG041, the company's first-in-class antagonist of the EP3 receptor for prostaglandin E2, developed as a next-generation...

Adding Breast Ultrasound Screening to Mammography Reveals Cancers not Seen on Mammography Alone in Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In women at increased risk for breast cancer, adding a screening ultrasound examination to routine mammography revealed 28 percent more cancers than mammography alone. However, the additional ultrasound exam substantially increased the rates of f...

Annual Conference on Vaccine Research to Highlight Not Only Health Benefits But Also Economic Gains

BETHESDA, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaccines don't just keep children healthy, they also lead to more productive adult workers who can earn higher wages and save more money, according to Dr. David E. Bloom, a labor economist at the Harvard School of Public Health. Bloom, who has studied the...

Most Back Pain Could Be Cured Without Surgery or Drugs if Doctors Treated Muscles - Not the Spine - Says Leading Pain Specialist

NEW YORK, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're suffering from back pain and unable to find relief, it may be because the real cause of your pain -- weak, stressed and damaged muscles, not your spine -- has never been recognized or treated, says Norman Marcus, M.D., one of the nation's leadi...

Nuvelo Announces Phase 2 SONOMA-3 Trial Did Not Meet Target Product Profile and Discontinues Alfimeprase Development

-Webcast to Be Held at 4:30 p.m. ET today- SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvelo, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVO ) today announced that data from the Phase 2 program in catheter occlusion (CO), known as SONOMA-3 (Speedy Opening of Non-functional and Occluded cathete...

GSK Does Not Option XL784 for Further Development

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXEL ) today announced that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has decided not to exercise its option to license XL784 for further development and commercialization. Exelixis previously announced that XL784 failed to me...

Zetia Does Not Reduce Carotid Plaque Size When Added to Zocor

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Zetia (ezetimibe) "may not actually prevent heart attacks and strokes," according to the long-awaited results of the Enhance trial. Typically, patients "take Zetia in the form of Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin), which combines Zetia with Zocor...

Survey Finds U.S. Healthcare Facilities Not Doing Enough to Curb MRSA

Consumers Union Calls on Hospitals to Invest More Resources and Take Aggressive Steps to Prevent MRSA Infections WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. healthcare facilities aren't doing enough to protect patients from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infecti...

New UNAIDS Report Offers Encouraging News, But Most HIV-Positive Mothers Still Not Getting the Care & Treatment They Need

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Pamela W. Barnes, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: "Four years after the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) began funding trea...

FDA Confirms Seizure of Eyelash Product Was Not Prompted by Reports of Adverse Effects

HENDERSON, Nev., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- FDA spokesman, Brad Swezey, affirmed to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) yesterday that the FDA had not received any reports of patient injuries or adverse effects related to use of the eyelash product the agency seized last Friday. According to its Novem...

Treatment with PEGASYS(R)/COPEGUS(TM) Provides Hope for Hepatitis C Patients Whose Infection Did Not Initially Respond to Peg-Intron(R)/Ribavirin

- Response at 12 weeks is a powerful predictor of eventual treatment success - BOSTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced final results from the REPEAT study, which demonstrated that treatment with once-weekly PEGASYS(R) (peginterferon alfa-2a) and dai...

Despite Serious Health Risks, One in Three Adults with Heart Disease Does Not Believe They Need a Flu Shot This Year

DALLAS, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Death resulting from influenza, often referred to as "the flu," is more common among individuals with heart disease than among patients with any other chronic medical condition. However, according to a new nationwide survey of heart disease patients co...

Study Results Reveal alli(R) Patient Satisfaction Linked to Weight Loss Achieved; Not Treatment Effects

NEW ORLEANS and PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data presented at the 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society, found that patient satisfaction with alli(R) (orlistat 60mg), the only FDA- approved, over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss product, was connected to t...

Most Women With HIV and Their Health Care Providers Have Not Discussed How HIV Might Affect Them Differently Than Men

Survey Shows Nearly Three-Quarters of Women Struggle in Managing Their Daily Lives ATLANTA, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from the Women Living Positive survey show a communication gap between women living with HIV and their health care providers when it co...

New Study Shows Concord Grape Juice has a Heart-Healthy Effect not yet Reported With Red Wine

CONCORD, Mass., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Many studies have suggested that moderate red wine consumption is beneficial to cardiovascular health. But what if you'd like to skip the alcohol? Take heart: laboratory research, just presented at the WINEHEALTH 2007 conference in Bordeaux, France, showe...

Merck/Gilead Once-A-Day AIDS Pill Not Available in Most Places - AHF Urges Speed-Up of Registrations

The once-daily HIV treatment would greatly increase effectiveness for patients, but Gilead Sciences and Merck and Co. have failed to register it in countries where it is needed most LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today calle...

You May Have a Thyroid Problem and Not Know It - Particularly If You're Over 60, Says a New Harvard Medical School Report

BOSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors often mistake the symptoms of thyroid disease for another disorder such as heart failure, high cholesterol, or even dementia, says a new edition of a report from Harvard Medical School. The symptoms of thyroid diseases are so wide-ranging, part...

Sixty-One Percent of Newly Diagnosed Parkinson's Disease Patients Do Not Receive Any Drug Treatment in the First Year of Diagnosis

Levodopa Remains the Most Widely Prescribed Drug for Parkinson's Disease, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issu...
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