Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. says it could potentially receive more than $1 billion from a partnership with Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on potential weight-loss treatments.
Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline said their experimental lupus treatment passed another key goal on its path to potentially becoming the first new drug for the disease in decades.
Schering-Plough Corp. said its experimental hepatitis C drug boceprevir helped eliminate the virus in about half of patients who did not respond to standard treatments.
Urging its citizens not to panic, Ukraine closed down all schools nationwide for a week to avoid the spread of swine flu and suggested that nightclubs, cinemas and food markets in the west also shut down.
Switching to a newer type of immunosuppressant drug may reduce the high rate of skin cancer after kidney transplantation, according to research being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition.
Despite being highly effective and beneficial for many patients, unexpected consequences are emerging in patients who are prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for reflux diseases.
Duke University bioengineers have developed a simple and inexpensive method for loading cancer drug payloads into nano-scale delivery vehicles and demonstrated in animal models that this new nanoformulation can eliminate tumors after a single treatment.
The health care overhaul bill produced by House Democrats would impose an array of new taxes, fees and government mandates on major players in the health industry, including insurers, doctors and drugs and medical devices makers.
A single dose of swine flu vaccine is enough to immunize adults and children over 10 against the pandemic strain, the World Health Organization said.
As many as 5.7 million Americans were infected with swine flu during the first few months of the pandemic, according to estimates from federal health officials.
Federal health advisers said a novel technology from a small medical technology firm should be approved as the first non-drug treatment for asthma.
Researchers have discovered how to transform human embryonic stem cells into germ cells, an advance that will allow them to observe previously inaccessible human germ cells in laboratory dishes.
Integrated Clinical Solutions (Inclinical) announced the release of Version 2.0 of inclinicalperform for use within clinical trial operations.
Health Decisions, a full-service clinical research organization (CRO) specializing in high-efficiency adaptive solutions, has rolled out the next phase of its recently launched HD360? trial management platform: Monitor View.
BioClinica, Inc., a global provider of clinical trial services, has acquired privately-held Tourtellotte Solutions, Inc., a leader in software and services for the bio-pharmaceutical industry.