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Mylan Launches First Generic Targretin Capsules

July 9, 2015 8:37 am | News | Comments

Bexarotene 75mg Capsules had U.S. sales of approximately $155.5 million for the 12 months ending March 31, 2015, according to IMS Health. Read more...


Sanofi Extends R&D Collaboration on Single, Fixed-Dose Therapy for Malaria

July 9, 2015 8:27 am | News | Comments

The collaboration began a three-year research project agreement in May 2011 to develop drug candidates from Sanofi’s compounds selected for their potential activity against malaria parasites. Read more...


NIH-Funded Vaccine for West Nile Virus Enters Human Clinical Trials

July 9, 2015 8:26 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Enrollment is expected to be completed by December 2015. Read more...


Treating Breast Cancer with Progesterone Could Aid Survival

July 9, 2015 8:26 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

A special technique where breast cancer cells are “rescued” for research has been developed at the University of Adelaide. Read more...


Study Reveals New Method to Develop More Efficient Drugs

July 9, 2015 8:25 am | by University of Kentucky | News | Comments

The study identified a new mechanism of targeting multi-subunit complexes that are critical to the function of viruses. Read more...


21st Century Cures Bill, Touted as Spark, Faces Some Opposition

July 8, 2015 1:52 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The 21st Century Cures Act will speed up FDA approvals, and could accelerate advances to save lives. Read more...


UC San Diego and GSK Collaborate to Eradicate Cancer Stem Cells, Treat Leukemia

July 8, 2015 1:31 pm | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center are working with GSK on a bench-to-bedside project to treat leukemia and other diseases by eliminating cancer stem cells. Read more...


Repeated Courses of Antibiotics May Profoundly Alter Children’s Development

July 8, 2015 1:26 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center | News | Comments

New study in mice from NYU Langone Medical Center finds multiple, long-lasting effects after several courses of antibiotics commonly used in children. Read more...


Report: Number of U.S. Heroin Users Rose 300,000 Over a Decade

July 8, 2015 12:28 pm | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report. Read more...


At Least 5 Kids Got Wrong Immunizations at New Jersey Clinic

July 8, 2015 12:19 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

At least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got an "excessive dose" of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, authorities said. Read more...


Novartis’ Heart Failure Drug Gains FDA Approval

July 8, 2015 11:27 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved a new heart failure drug from Novartis called Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan), previously known as LCZ696. This drug, the first of a new class called angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors, has shown a 20 percent reduction in the risk of death from cardiovascular causes or hospitalization for worsening heart failure. Read more...


Researchers Identify Cause of Heart Damage in Sepsis Patients

July 8, 2015 9:13 am | by University of Liverpool | News | Comments

Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitalized critically ill people and affects up to 18 million people world-wide annually. Read more...


CRO Deals Value Reached Almost $10B Between January and April 2015

July 8, 2015 9:07 am | by Priyatham Salimadugu, Associate Analyst for GBI Research | Articles | Comments

The US was the top market for overall CRO deal activity with 337 deals. Read more...


Simplifying Diagnosis of Diabetes in Remote Indigenous Settings

July 8, 2015 8:52 am | by University of Western Australia | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way of simplifying the diagnosis of diabetes in Indigenous Australians living in remote health care settings. Read more...


Panel: Politics Among Reasons for Botched UN Ebola Response

July 8, 2015 8:51 am | by Maria Cheng and Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday - but it didn't blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis. Read more...



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