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Pharmaceutical Trade Association: Greek Medicine Supply May Be At Risk

June 30, 2015 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The organization is calling for the European Union to take emergency action. Read more...

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FDA's New HCT/P Draft Guidance Document: What is Minimal Manipulation in 2015?

June 30, 2015 10:04 am | by Kelly L. Lightfoot, Esq., Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph | Articles | Comments

The first step in assessing how a HCT/P will be regulated by the FDA, and whether the resulting product will require an expensive and lengthy approval process, is determining if the HCT/P is more than minimally manipulated. Read more...

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Regeneron's Retinal Vein Occlusion Treatment Receives Approval in Japan

June 30, 2015 8:39 am | News | Comments

This new indication includes macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion in addition to the previously-approved indication of macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion. Read more...

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CHMP Recommends EU Approval for Novartis' Multiple Myeloma Treatment

June 30, 2015 8:18 am | News | Comments

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, a type of white blood cell present in the bone marrow, and affects approximately 84,000 people in Europe. Read more...

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Conn. Nurse Pleads Guilty to Prescribing Pain Meds for Drug-Company Kickbacks

June 29, 2015 11:56 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A nurse admitted in federal court to prescribing pain medications in exchange for kickbacks from a drug company, according to authorities. Read more...

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Lilly, Immunocore: Immunotherapy-based Clinical Trial Collaboration in Melanoma

June 29, 2015 9:48 am | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Company and Immunocore Limited today announced that they have entered into an immunotherapy-based clinical trial collaboration to explore the utility of Immunocore's lead T cell receptor-based investigational therapeutic, IMCgp100, in combination with Lilly's galunisertib (LY2157299) and merestinib (LY2801653) for the treatment of melanoma. Read more...

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Scientists Look Into Why Most Alzheimer's Patients Are Women

June 29, 2015 9:42 am | by Lauren Neergaard, AP Medical writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. Read more..

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TSRI and Biotech Partners Find New Antibody Weapons against Marburg Virus

June 29, 2015 9:34 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) identifies new immune molecules that protect against deadly Marburg virus, a relative of Ebola virus. The research provides ingredients needed to develop treatments for future Marburg outbreaks. Read more...

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Turning the Tables on Cancer

June 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Shari Roan, UCLA | News | Comments

A new class of immunotherapies is enlisting the body's own immune system to fight cancer. Read more...

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Blood Test IDs Pancreatic Cancer in 250 of 250 Patients

June 29, 2015 9:18 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

A new blood test identified pancreatic cancer with 100 percent accuracy in 250 of 250 patients, said a recent report in Nature. The test found pancreatic exosomes in blood via the biomarker GPC1. It distinguished early-stage cancer from late-stage cancer—with zero false positives/negatives. It predicted survival. Read more...

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Novartis Acquires U.S. Biotech Firm Spinifex

June 29, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Novartis didn't disclose financial details Monday of the agreement. Read more...

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Major Step for Implantable Drug Delivery Device

June 29, 2015 8:41 am | by MIT | News | Comments

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases. Read more...

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Ascletis Files Clinical Trial Applications for Hepatitis C Drugs in China, Taiwan

June 29, 2015 8:30 am | News | Comments

Ascletis is now the first Chinese company to file clinical trial applications in China for an IFN-free regimen. Read more...

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DNA Damage Linked with Dementia

June 29, 2015 8:29 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

High levels of DNA damage in nerve cells can lead to dementia. Read more...

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EU Recommends Approval of Roche's Pre-Surgery Breast Cancer Treatment

June 29, 2015 8:29 am | News | Comments

The majority of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage of the disease, before the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Read more...

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EU Recommends Approval for Alexion's Rare Disease Drugs

June 29, 2015 8:26 am | News | Comments

The drugs are called Strensiq and Kanuma. Read more...

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