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Eye Drug Macugen Shows Allergic Reactions

The drug Macugen was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat age-related vision loss known as macular degeneration was reported// to show serious allergic reactions. Pfizer Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals said that with use of their eye drug Macugen along with other medications res...

Children's Hospital Boston Mourns the Death of Dr. Judah Folkman, World Renowned Researcher and Founder of the Field of Angiogenesis

...ontrol abnormal angiogenesis in non-cancerous diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. The FDA-approved angiogenesis inhibitors macugen and Lucentis have slowed vision loss and even restored vision in some patients with macular degeneration. "The world has lost a bright light, but ...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

...n for restricted use of Lucentis (ranibizumab) and macugen (pegaptanib) on the NHS . TWENTY thousand people...mented, they contended. Both Lucentis and macugen are chief drugs used in combating all types of we...year. Nice's preliminary guidance recommends macugen should not be used at all on the NHS, while Lucent...

Spring is Time for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

...r visual loss and even improve vision. At the current time, these are injected directly into the eye. Two drugs have already been approved by the FDA, macugen and Lucentis, and the makers of several others are looking to gain FDA approval. ? Conventional laser therapy and photodynamic therapy are also ...

Drug Denial may Leave Several Thousands Blind

...fast-track process to approve the essential drugs, macugen has not been fast-tracked. AMD usually occurs... fluids. These are the characteristics of wet AMD. macugen targets this particular protein. A course of...st of treatment." Patients who wanted to get macugen from their primary care trusts (PCTs) were refused...

Macugen drug for treating degenerative eye disease

... The drug macugen is found to be effective in treating wet age related macular degeneration disease which is a progressive disease// of the macula. Wet age related macu...
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