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New Drug for Common Liver Disease May Improve Liver Health

November 7, 2014 12:52 pm | News | Comments

An experimental drug aimed at treating a common liver disease showed promising results and potential problems in a multicenter clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health.  Read more...

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FDA Approves Lilly's Gastric Cancer Drug

November 7, 2014 12:46 pm | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cryamza (ramucirumab) in combination with paclitaxel (a type of chemotherapy) as a treatment for people with advanced or metastatic gastric (stomach). Read more...

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Mylan Launches Generic Loestrin 24 Fe

November 7, 2014 12:41 pm | News | Comments

Mylan Inc. announced the U.S. launch of its Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 1 mg/0.02 mg and Ferrous Fumarate, which is the generic version of Warner Chilcott's Loestrin 24 Fe. Read more...

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Felicitex To Collaborate On Breakthrough Cancer Therapy

November 7, 2014 10:38 am | News | Comments

Felicitex Therapeutics and Selvita announce a strategic collaboration for personalized cancer therapeutics for some of the deadliest and most resistant cancers. Read more...               

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Cardiome's AFib Drug Receives Positive Results

November 7, 2014 10:28 am | News | Comments

Cardiome announced positive results for its atrial fibrillation drug in the Asia Pacific region. Read more...                          

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Experts Welcome Guidance on Take-Home Opiate Antidote

November 7, 2014 10:16 am | News | Comments

Experts welcome guidance recommending that patients, families and other non-medics who may come into contact with heroin addicts should carry an antidote for opiate overdose. Read more...            

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Paul Allen to Donate Millions for Ebola Relief

November 7, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

Philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced new grants to provide immediate humanitarian relief to address basic human needs that are being threatened by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read more...           

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Researchers Discover Promising Strategy for Fighting HIV

November 7, 2014 9:31 am | by B.D. Colen, Harvard University | News | Comments

Researchers used a relatively new gene-editing technique to create what could prove to be an effective technique for blocking HIV from invading and destroying patients’ immune systems. Read more...           

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Vaccine Spray May Not Protect Kids From Swine Flu

November 7, 2014 9:11 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu last winter and might not work again this year. Read more...                  

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Actinium's AML Drug Gets Positive Study Results

November 6, 2014 2:57 pm | News | Comments

Actinium Pharmaceuticals announced positive data from its ongoing AML drug treatment study. Read more...                          

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Janssen To Collaborate On Multi-Drug Resistant TB Treatment

November 6, 2014 2:41 pm | News | Comments

Janssen announces collaborative evaluation over multi-drug resistant tuberculosis treatment. Read more...                          

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Researchers Use Ultrasound, Bubbles to Improve Stroke Treatment

November 6, 2014 2:25 pm | News | Comments

They are building an entire technology around tiny, microscopic bubbles – a technology that has the potential to play an important role in diagnosing as well as treating disease like stroke and cancer. Read more...        

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Skin Disease Drug Wins European Approval

November 6, 2014 1:57 pm | News | Comments

A synthetic hormone developed more than two decades ago by faculty at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the UA’s Colleges of Medicine and Science has been approved for patients in Europe. Read more...         

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Gilead Submits Application for New HIV Pill to FDA

November 6, 2014 1:38 pm | News | Comments

Gilead submitted a new drug application that focuses on an experimental HIV pill. Read more...                                

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Funding Speeds Drugs Identification For Alzheimers Prevention

November 6, 2014 1:13 pm | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health has boosted funding for the first large-scale clinical trial aimed at identifying drugs to stop or slow Alzheimer’s disease in people destined to get the debilitating illness. Read more...       

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