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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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