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Fake Bar Part of Research into Anti-Drinking Drug

January 2, 2015 8:26 am | by Lauran Neergard - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

This project is designed to test the safety of a new drug designed to help heavy drinkers say "when" sooner than usual. Read more...                      


Treatment Strategy Allows Low Doses of Toxic TB Drug Without Compromising Potentcy

December 30, 2014 3:34 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

While an effective treatment is available for combating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, it carries serious side effects for patients. Read more...                   


OncoGenex Regains Rights to Prostate and Lung Cancer Drug

December 30, 2014 11:54 am | News | Comments

OncoGenex announced that it has executed an initial agreement to regain rights to an experimental treatment for lung and prostate cancer. Read more...                   


Chicken Flu Evolution Yields Insight into Origins of Deadly Strain

December 30, 2014 11:40 am | by St. Judes Children's Hospital | News | Comments

An international research team has shown how changes in a flu virus that has plagued Chinese poultry farms for decades helped create the novel avian influenza. Read more...               


New Protein Could Become Therapy Target for Multiple Viral and Bacterial Infections

December 30, 2014 10:29 am | by VCU | News | Comments

A protein could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria. Read more...                  


Gilead, J&J to Collaborate on Development of HIV Medication

December 30, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

Gilead announced an expansion to its agreement with Janssen R&D Ireland for the development and commercialization of a new once-daily single tablet regimen. Read more...               


Ebola Patient in Britain Transferred to London

December 30, 2014 9:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A British health care worker who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa has been transferred from Scotland to an isolation unit in London for specialist treatment. Read more...              


Researchers: IMF Policies Hindered Ebola Response

December 30, 2014 9:36 am | by Michelle Faul - Associated Press | News | Comments

Professors say International Monetary Fund policies favoring international debt repayment over social spending contributed to the Ebola crisis by hampering health care in the three worst-hit West African countries. Read more...       


Novartis' Psoriasis Drug Gains Japanese Approval

December 29, 2014 11:43 am | News | Comments

Japan is the first country to approve the psoriasis drug made by Novartis. Read more...                             


FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Roche's Ebola Test

December 29, 2014 8:55 am | News | Comments

Roche announced that the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for the company's Ebola test. Read more...                          


Liberia Reports Dozens of New Ebola Cases on Border

December 29, 2014 8:33 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of new Ebola cases have erupted in Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone, Liberian health officials warned Monday, marking a setback amid recent improvements. Read more...             


Malaria Killing Thousands More Than Ebola in West Africa

December 29, 2014 8:29 am | by Michelle Faul - Associated Press | News | Comments

West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. Read more...           


Scientists Zero in on How Lung Cancer Spreads

December 26, 2014 10:13 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Cancer Research UK scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells - meaning they can break loose and spread, according to research published in Cell Reports. Read more....


FDA Approves sBLA for CLL Treatment

December 26, 2014 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for Gazyva in combination with chlorambucil chemotherapy in people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). read more...


Spectrum Pharmaceuticals: Submission of NDA for Multiple Myeloma

December 26, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announces that its partner Spectrum Pharmaceuticals has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Captisol-enabled Melphalan (CE-Melphalan) HCl for injection (propylene glycol-free) for use as a high-dose conditioning treatment prior to hematopoietic progenitor (stem) cell transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma. Read more...



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