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Pfizer's Antidepressant May Not Affect Sexual Function

October 29, 2014 10:19 am | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc. announced the publication of a clinical study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry showing comparable sexual function in adult patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) treated daily with Pristiq Extended Release Tablets 50mg and 100mg doses versus placebo. Read more...

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Genetic Link to Kidney Stones Identified

October 29, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

A new breakthrough could help kidney stone sufferers get an exact diagnosis and specific treatment after genetic links to the condition were identified. Read more...                

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Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly Restructure Diabetes Alliance

October 29, 2014 10:01 am | News | Comments

In a move that will strengthen their alliance by enhancing efficiencies and enabling greater focus on product launches, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company are changing the operational and financial structure of their diabetes alliance in certain countries. Read more...

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Blood Test May Diagnose Early Onset Alzheimer's

October 29, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

A non-invasive blood test that could diagnose early onset Alzheimer’s disease with increased accuracy. Read more...                        

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Politics of Ebola Tricky for Christie, Cuomo

October 29, 2014 9:30 am | by Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two ambitious governors have set off a furor with their aggressive handling of the Ebola crisis. Read more...                         

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J&J Launches Asia Pacific Innovation Center

October 28, 2014 5:33 pm | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson Innovation announced the opening of the Asia Pacific Innovation Center, located in Shanghai with satellites in Singapore, Australia and Japan. Read more...                                   

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Boehringer Ingelheim Present Data on COPD Drug

October 28, 2014 1:22 pm | News | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim presented data from the ANHELTO 1&2 studies that evaluated the co-administration of Spiriva HandiHaler plus Striverdi Respimat Inhalation Spray inhaler in patients with COPD. Read more...

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BDSI Developing Long-Acting Vaccine for Pain Treatment

October 28, 2014 1:21 pm | News | Comments

BioDelivery Sciences International is developing a long-acting injectable for use in pain treatments. Read more...                        

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Shining Light on Heart Disease Severity, Location

October 28, 2014 1:14 pm | News | Comments

Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could help cardiologists improve the diagnosis of heart disease. Read more...                       

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Amgen Plans More Job Cuts

October 28, 2014 12:50 pm | News | Comments

The world's biggest biotech drugmaker said that it plans to eliminate an additional 600 to 1,100 positions in 2015. Read more....                    

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Better Chemo Possible Through Targeted Delivery

October 28, 2014 12:38 pm | News | Comments

A new study from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Johns Hopkins University suggests that delivering chemotherapy directly into the brain cavity may offer a better way to treat tumors that have metastasized to the brain. Read more...    

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Scripps MS Drug Candidate Shows Promise for UC

October 28, 2014 12:10 pm | News | Comments

Positive new clinical data were released on a drug candidate for ulcerative colitis that was first discovered and synthesized at The Scripps Research Institute. Read more...              

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Swiss Agency Approves Trial for Ebola Vaccine

October 28, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs said Tuesday it has approved an application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine. Read more...                 

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New Trial Will Explore Heart Disease Prevention in People with HIV

October 28, 2014 9:44 am | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health and The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute are initiating a landmark multimillion dollar outcomes trial utilizing pitavastatin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in persons infected with HIV. Read more... 

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Drug Combination Shows Promise As Powerful Breast Cancer Treatment

October 28, 2014 9:23 am | News | Comments

Doctors discovered a potent drug combination that shows promise as a powerful treatment for breast cancer. Read more...                        

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