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Thomson Reuters Study Finds Baby Boomers and Generation X Face Healthcare Cost Hurdles

Survey Measures Impact of Recession on Healthcare Use by Demographic Segment ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five percent of Americans say they had difficulty paying for healthcare in the past 12 months, with the Baby Boomer and Generation X age groups leading the way, accor...

Indonesia Facing Massive Hurdles Against Bird Flu

Indonesia is among countries in the world facing the biggest difficulties in fighting deadly bird flu, a top United Nations official said Wednesday . Hassan El Bushra said it topped the 'acute outbreak' list of nations, alongside Egypt and Turkey, where avian influenza remains a big problem. Indone...

Triumphs and Hurdles for the New HPV Vaccine

Significant progress in women’s health was made this summer when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer//. The vaccine was given the green light for use in younger women, as a way to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually tr...

Generic Erosion of Established Agents Will Offset Growth From Uptake of Emerging Therapies in the Market for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

...ction," said Decision Resources Analyst Benjamin Guikema, Ph.D. "Although we anticipate that, if approved, Cialis would face substantial reimbursement hurdles for the disease through 2018, it has the potential to establish itself as a dominant therapy in the benign prostatic hyperplasia and male lower urinar...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

...ate trials of medical therapy and who have an identifiable trigger point and get better following a Botox injection," Lipton said. "There are a lot of hurdles someone would have to jump over before I would send them for surgery." More information There's more on migraines at the U.S. National Inst...

Express Scripts Reports Strong Second Quarter Earnings

...cutive officer and chairman. "We have made significant progress during the quarter toward closing the NextRx transaction by clearing regulatory hurdles and securing favorable financing. We look forward to completing the acquisition in the fourth quarter and commencing our alliance with WellPoint, whe...

The Community Oncology Alliance Responds to President Obama's Press Conference Comments Regarding Cancer Patients

...ted by several large practices. "We call on President Obama, who used examples of cancer patients in his comments, to consider the incredible hurdles facing both today's cancer patients and doctors in treating cancer. "Dr. Robert Fein, a medical oncologist practicing in Somerset, New Jersey...

ACLU of Illinois Responds to Ruling Reviving the Dormant Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act

...for the ACLU of Illinois : Today's decision reviving the dormant Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act creates unnecessary, dangerous hurdles to accessing essential health care for young women facing an unintended pregnancy in the State of Illinois. In the decades while this law (and its pre...

Three New Studies Give Clear Guidance on How to Better Recruit Volunteers for Alzheimer's Clinical Studies

...y postal codes, and other mass mailings. Advertising was not an option for most of those who reported, due to budget constraints. Recruitment hurdles reported included minority recruitment (8) and inclusion/exclusion criteria (6). Half of ADCs utilize a recruitment registry with databases ranging fr...

For Treatment of Dyslipidemia, Surveyed Physicians are Increasingly Switching Patients to a More Potent Statin Following the ENHANCE and SEAS Trials

...port entitled Vytorin One Year On: How Will Prescriber Attitudes and Payer hurdles Influence the Markets for Dyslipidemia? finds that the share of patients p...ectors." Vytorin One Year On: How Will Prescriber Attitudes and Payer hurdles Influence the Markets for Dyslipidemia? is based on a U.S. survey of 70 pr...
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National Cancer Institute Research Identifies Unique Mechanism of Brostallicin's Anti-Tumor Effectiveness

... in a number of solid tumor types. A phase II study of brostallicin in relapsed/refractory soft tissue sarcoma met its pre-defined activity and safety hurdles and resulted in a first-line phase II study that is currently being conducted by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC...

Novel Vaccine Approach Offers Hope in Fight Against HIV

...wide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The study appeared today in the online version of Nature Medicine . Johnson cautioned that many hurdles remain before the technique used in this animal study might be translated into an HIV vaccine for humans. If the technique leads to an effective HIV v...

Genes Identified That Enhance Tumor Cell Sensitivity to CTI's Cancer Drug Brostallicin

... in a number of solid tumor types. A phase II study of brostallicin in relapsed/refractory soft tissue sarcoma met its pre-defined activity and safety hurdles and resulted in a first-line phase II study that is currently being conducted by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits up to $6.5 Million in Funding for Critical Challenges in Parkinson's Disease

....5 million in total funding available under three Critical Challenges research programs designed to accelerate solutions to some of the most difficult hurdles standing in the way of breakthrough therapeutics for PD. The Critical Challenges funding opportunities focus research efforts on key priority are...

ViroPharma Submits Comments on Vancocin(R) Draft Bioequivalence Guidance

...s prevent use of OGD's proposed new BE method for Vancocin, ViroPharma also believes that, even if the new method was valid, OGD's actions present new hurdles to the approvability of existing oral vancomycin ANDAs. For example, FDA's own data demonstrate that Vancocin is not rapidly dissolving, which was a ...

UK Must Maintain its Momentum in Stem Cell Expertise

...ompany has now reached this important milestone in its development of cell therapy treatment for stroke. There have been many scientific and financial hurdles to overcome during these years but we were determined to see this through. "It is absolutely essential that we in the UK maintain our momentum ...

Emisphere Presents Dramatic Clinical Evidence Demonstrating New Approach to Vitamin B12 Supplementation

...tamin," said Mr. Novinski. "Furthermore, this data clearly show how broadly the Eligen(R) Technology can be applied and how it serves as a solution to hurdles with difficult to absorb molecules, whether they are prescription drug products or essential minerals and nutrients." Currently, it's estimated that...

Preclinical Study Shows CTI's Brostallicin's Cancer-Killing Ability Based on Genetic Profiling

... in a number of solid tumor types. A phase II study of brostallicin in relapsed/refractory soft tissue sarcoma met its pre-defined activity and safety hurdles and resulted in a first-line phase II study that is currently being conducted by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC...

New Gene Discovery Suggests Which Patients CTI's Brostallicin May Benefit

... in a number of solid tumor types. A phase II study of brostallicin in relapsed/refractory soft tissue sarcoma met its pre-defined activity and safety hurdles and resulted in a first-line phase II study that is currently being conducted by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC...

ImaRx Therapeutics Transitions Business Strategy

... exists only one other thrombolytic product approved in the U.S. for the treatment of acute massive pulmonary embolism. We believe the high regulatory hurdles and safety risks of other protein derived thrombolytics have resulted in a number of failures in this product class in recent years. Based on the limi...
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Scientist clears hurdles for muscular dystrophy therapy

COLUMBIA, Mo. Approximately 250,000 people in the United States have some form of muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common type of the disease, predominantly affecting males. Boys with DMD will lose the ability to walk by their teens and typically die before the ag...

Oregon's Rogue River Basin to face climate-change hurdles

Three major global climate-change projections scaled down to Oregon's Rogue River Basin point to hotter, drier summers with increasing wildfire risk, reduced snowpack and rainier, stormy winters, according to a report coordinated by the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative and the ...

Pre-cancerous condition linked to chronic acid reflux faces several hurdles

A pre-cancerous condition linked to chronic acid reflux often gets overlooked. Can the medical community do a better job intervening? Researchers from the Hutchinson-MRC Research Centre in Cambridge think so. In a review published in the inaugural issue of Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM), ...

Anti-biotech groups obstruct forest biotechnology

...n crop agriculture, Strauss said, and because of the enormous benefits, that industry has learned to wade through the regulatory maze and bureaucratic hurdles in a number of countries, including the United States. By contrast, genetic modification studies in forest trees take longer, require work with more d...

New biomarker method could increase the number of diagnostic tests for cancer

...Co-PIs of the UCSF portion of the CPTAC. "These findings are significant because they provide a potential solution for eliminating one of the major hurdles in validating protein biomarkers for clinical use. Thousands of cancer biomarkers are discovered every day, but only a handful ever makes it through c...

Test detects molecular marker of aging in humans

...the aging process. In a paper published online ahead of print in the journal Aging Cell , the researchers reported that they have solved technical hurdles to develop a simple blood test to detect p16INK4a expression, which is present in cells called T-lymphocytes, also known as T-cells. "This is a ma...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

... just beginning to rise in the United States, especially in states like sunny California, which offers generous subsidies for solar power. But several hurdles stand in the way of further expansion of this new solar technology, including a need for more efficient solar cells and demand for more durable and co...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

...rican Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers convened the workshop to identify approaches for overcoming these nontechnical hurdles to implementing sustainability often defined as the ability to meet present needs without compromising those of future generations. The group identif...

Combined stem cell-gene therapy approach cures human genetic disease in vitro

...t cured a human being, but we have cured a cell," Belmonte explains. "In theory we could transplant it into a human and cure the disease." Although hurdles still loom before that theory can become practicein particular, preventing the reprogrammed cells from inducing tumorsin coming months Belmonte and Ve...

Scientists develop a new HIV microbicide -- and a way to mass produce it in plants

...rcher involved in the work. "A vaccine is still some way off, but microbicides could provide a more immediate solution, provided we can overcome major hurdles of high efficacy, low cost, and wide availabilityall of which we address in this study." In the research paper, Ma and colleagues describe how they...
Hurdles in Biological Technology

Huge Potential in Biosimilars if Generic Providers Overcome Regulatory Hurdles

NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the biggest-selling biologics developed during the boom years in biotech of the 1980's, including human growth hormone (hGH) and insulin, have lost patent protection in the U.S. in 2007 or will shortly, and they represent a market of $40 billion. This...

SHARE Program Launched to Address the Challenges of Achieving Blood Pressure Goal

...ctices; and (3) a set of simple and effective recommendations for use by all European physicians so they can use the right combination to overcome the hurdles which have stopped their Challenging Patients getting to blood pressure goal. To access the SHARE Survey, please visit: http://www.SHARE-hyper...

Novavax Announces New Capital Infusion Through a Strategic Alliance with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India

...ffer materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements or historical experience include risks relating to whether all regulatory hurdles in India for transferring the Novavax intellectual property to the joint venture in exchange for equity in the joint venture, and gaining approvals to...

Surveyed Experts Indicate That Byetta LAR and Victoza Have Advantages Over Actos in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

...abetes: Endocrinologists' Satisfaction with Inexpensive Metformin Sets High hurdles for Emerging Agents finds that a drug that is substantially more effective...abetes: Endocrinologists' Satisfaction with Inexpensive Metformin Sets High hurdles for Emerging Agents is a DecisionBase 2009 report. DecisionBase 2009 is ...

Genencor Launches Accellerase(R) 1500, Next Step Toward Scale-Up of Cellulosic Ethanol

...oduction of transportation fuel and other biochemicals from renewable, non-food feedstocks." Accellerase(R) 1500 will lower one of the major cost hurdles to producing ethanol or biochemicals from cellulosic feedstocks, such as corn stover, sugarcane bagasse, wood chips, wheat straw, and switchgrass. In...

Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer Initiative Expands to Help Cancer Patients Access Broad Spectrum of Cancer Resources and Services

...g where it takes a support team to help a rider break away from the pack, it takes a strong support network to help a person with cancer face the many hurdles throughout treatment." Breakaway Miles During the Amgen Tour of California In honor of cancer survivors everywhere with the spotlight on on...

USC researchers derive first embryonic stem cells from rats

... was last year awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. Researchers have long been working on establishing rat ES cells, but faced technical hurdles because the conventional methods developed for the derivation of mouse cells did not work in rats. Building on recent research into how ES cells ar...

Solar power game-changer: 'Near perfect' absorption of sunlight, from all angles

...is more absorbing than ever. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered and demonstrated a new method for overcoming two major hurdles facing solar energy. By developing a new antireflective coating that boosts the amount of sunlight captured by solar panels and allows those panels to...

eRT Completes Milestone 100th Thorough QT Study

...tise with our breadth and depth in the Phase III environment allows us to continue driving value for our sponsors, helping them reach final regulatory hurdles with robust, high quality cardiac safety data. It is the lack of this data that remains the most significant barrier to final drug approval, and eRT i...

Corgenix Reports Fiscal 2008 Financial Results

...nses, improve our customer and sales experience, and continue to lay the groundwork to accelerate future revenue and earnings growth." Regarding the hurdles faced in establishing markets for our new products, Mr. Simpson stated, "We are continuing to put forth a significant effort worldwide to build a soli...
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... The European Society of Gene Therapy Recent news relating to gene therapy Research Group at Cambridge, UK working on an overcomming current hurdles to successful gene therapy ...
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