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Afamelanotide Holds Promise as Vitiligo Treatment

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | Videos | Comments

A treatment regimen is safe and effective for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients, according to a new study. Read more...                                 

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Why Live Vaccines May be Most Effective for Preventing Salmonella Infection

September 18, 2014 11:20 pm | News | Comments

Vaccines against Salmonella that use a live, but weakened, form of the bacteria are more effective than those that use only dead fragments because of the particular way in which they stimulate the immune system, according to new research. Read more...

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EC Approves Xultophy for Adult Diabetes

September 18, 2014 11:03 pm | News | Comments

Novo Nordisk announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Xultophy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. Read more...                       

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White House Orders Plan for Antibiotic Resistance

September 18, 2014 10:57 pm | News | Comments

Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015. Read more...             

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FDA Approves Eli Lilly's Injectable Diabetes Drug

September 18, 2014 4:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease. Read more...                         

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Vaccine Stops Catheter-Linked UTIs in Mice

September 18, 2014 4:13 pm | News | Comments

The most common type of hospital-associated infection may be preventable with a vaccine, new research in mice suggests. The experimental vaccine prevented urinary tract infections associated with catheters. Read more...          

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CDC Tells Healthy Adults Not to Forget Flu Vaccine

September 18, 2014 4:08 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages. Read more...                         

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Lilly's Combo Treatment Improves OS in Gastric Cancer Patients

September 18, 2014 3:58 pm | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Co. announced that results of the global Phase 3 trial of ramucirumab (Cyramza) in combination with paclitaxel in patients with advanced gastric (stomach) cancer or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma were published in a sholarly journal. Read more...

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Otsuka, NuView Life Sciences Enter Global Licensing Agreement

September 18, 2014 3:50 pm | News | Comments

NuView Life Sciences announced entry into an exclusive global licensing and collaboration agreement with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. to further develop and commercialize NuView's investigative genomic-based diagnostic biomarker to detect cancers of the breast and prostate. Read more...

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FDA OKs Faster-Acting Label for ED Drug Stendra

September 18, 2014 3:43 pm | News | Comments

Federal regulators have approved a new label for Vivus' impotence drug, stating that it becomes effective in half the time that the previous label had stated. Read more...                       

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Texas A&M to Dedicate Key Element of Vaccine Center

September 18, 2014 3:28 pm | News | Comments

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join other dignitaries in College Station at the dedication of what's described as a national pandemic influenza vaccine facility. Read more...                       

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Cubist Opening New International Headquarters in Zurich

September 18, 2014 9:21 am | News | Comments

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the official opening of its international headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, reinforcing its commitment to global public health. Read more...                    

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Ryzodeg Offers Glycemic Control With Fewer Injections

September 18, 2014 9:17 am | News | Comments

Data presented by Novo Nordisk show that Ryzodeg (insulin degludec/insulin aspart), administered twice daily, provides successful glycemic control with fewer injections than a basal-bolus regimen. Read more...            

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BI, CureVac Collaborate on Next-Gen Lung Cancer Immunotherapy

September 18, 2014 9:09 am | News | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim and CureVac jointly announced an exclusive global license and development collaboration focusing on CureVac’s CV9202, a novel investigational therapeutic mRNA vaccine in early clinical development for the treatment of lung cancer. Read more...

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UK Nurse Will Give Blood to Treat U.S. Ebola Patient

September 18, 2014 9:01 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A British nurse who survived Ebola has traveled to the United States to donate blood to an American still battling the disease, an experimental measure some scientists think can help patients fight off the virus. Read more...       

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