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PDI Announces Launch of NGS Test for Cancer Risk Assessment

December 17, 2014 12:07 pm | News | Comments

PDI, Inc. announced that its molecular diagnostics subsidiary, Interpace Diagnostics, has launched its new next-generation sequencing (NGS) ThyGenX test to assist physicians in distinguishing between benign and malignant genotypes in indeterminate thyroid nodules.  Read more...

Pfizer: Breast Cancer Treatment Results

December 16, 2014 9:17 am | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc. announced the publication of the detailed results from PALOMA-1, a randomized Phase...

Actavis Launches Generic Version of Celebrex

December 11, 2014 9:09 am | News | Comments

Actavis plc announced that it has launched a generic version of Celebrex (celecoxib) 50 mg, 100...

Merck Buys Cubist Pharmaceuticals for $8.4B

December 8, 2014 12:27 pm | by Tom Murphy - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Merck will spend $8.4 billion to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Read more...   ...

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Vaximm Receives Positive Data from Oral Cancer Vaccine Trial

December 4, 2014 9:40 am | News | Comments

Vaximm AG, a Swiss-German biotech company focusing on oral cancer vaccines, announced follow-on data from the first clinical trial of its investigational oral T-cell vaccine VXM01. Data of a trial extension of the randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind Phase 1 dose escalation study show that the safety profile to date is manageable.  Read More...

FDA Approves Amgen's ALL Treatment

December 3, 2014 5:10 pm | News | Comments

Amgen announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of Blincyto (blinatumomab) for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative (Ph-) relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Read more...

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Controversial New Cash

November 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Concerns have been raised relating to a lucrative investment the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation made in a biotechnology company. Read more...                    

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Vascular Solutions Gets Clearance for Tumor Treating Gel-Block

November 25, 2014 9:44 am | News | Comments

Vascular Solutions gets clearance from the FDA for tumor treating gel blocks. Read more...                             

Amgen-Sponsored Gastric Cancer Studies Terminated

November 24, 2014 11:01 am | News | Comments

Amgen announced the termination of all Amgen-sponsored clinical studies of rilotumumab in advanced gastric cancer,  including the Phase 3 RILOMET-1 and RILOMET-2 studies. Read more...                                 

Shire Relocates 500 Jobs to Massachusetts

November 20, 2014 1:54 pm | News | Comments

Shire is transferring 500 jobs to Massachusetts. Read more...                                  

Camurus, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals Sign Exclusive License for Opioid Treatment

November 20, 2014 9:15 am | News | Comments

Camurus and Braeburn Pharmaceuticals announced that they have entered into an exclusive license agreement for Camurus' weekly and monthly subcutaneous buprenorphine injection products (CAM2038) for the treatment of opioid addiction and pain. Read more...   

Cardiome Finds Distributor for AFib Drug in South Africa

November 19, 2014 9:59 am | News | Comments

Cardiome entered into a new partnership with Pharmacare Ltd to sell and distribute its AFib drug in South Africa. Read more...                     

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Pfizer's Meningococcal Group B Vaccine Is Now Available

November 18, 2014 1:58 pm | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc. announced that Trumenba (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) is now available for order by healthcare providers in the United States. Read more...

Study Lifts Cloud Over Heart Drugs

November 17, 2014 12:25 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

A major study lifts a cloud around blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. Read more...                             

Online Tool Provides Health Info by ZIP Code, District

November 13, 2014 1:15 pm | News | Comments

For the first time, anyone can easily access comprehensive California health statistics by ZIP code, city and legislative district thanks to a new web tool created by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.  Read more...

Roche Teams Up with LabCentral to Support Biotech Startups

November 13, 2014 12:27 pm | News | Comments

LabCentral and Roche announced an agreement in which Roche would provide technology and financial support to LabCentral, a first-of-its-kind shared laboratory space designed as a launchpad for high-potential life-sciences and biotech startups. Read more...

AstraZeneca, Isis Pharmaceuticals to Co-Develop Targeted Delivery

November 13, 2014 9:57 am | News | Comments

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. and AstraZeneca announced a strategic alliance to discover and develop novel delivery methods for antisense oligonucleotides. The new delivery approaches seek to target the desired tissue more effectively. Read more...                   

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RA Drugs May Promote Vascular Health

November 11, 2014 12:49 pm | News | Comments

HemoShear, a discovery stage biotechnology company, and Janssen will report data showing that a subset of compounds used to treat RA also suppress inflammation and have the potential to promote vascular health. Read more...

New Research Venture Aims to Lower Cost of Meds

November 11, 2014 10:22 am | News | Comments

Bath is the first institution outside the United States to receive funding from the US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA), for a major new research collaboration that will strive to open up the pharmaceutical drugs market and enable the design of better and cheaper medicines. Read more...

Google, CEO Donate to Ebola Fight

November 11, 2014 10:16 am | News | Comments

Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits such as Save the Children and the Doctors Without Borders. Read more...

Dendreon Corporation Files for Bankruptcy

November 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by Tom Murphy - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company had high hopes for an innovative prostate cancer treatment but sales of the drug fell extremely short of expectations. Read more...                    

Lycera's Oral Immunotherapy May Have Anti-Cancer Activity

November 7, 2014 1:13 pm | News | Comments

Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company developing breakthrough oral immune modulators to treat autoimmune disease and cancer, announced that data on the anti-tumor activity of the company’s novel synthetic RORgamma agonist product candidates were presented at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) annual meeting being held in National Harbor, MD. Read more...

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...

Creation of Montreal Pharma Company for $6.4M

November 6, 2014 9:49 am | News | Comments

The IRCM just signed an agreement with a leading international investment firm, Sanderling Ventures, to create Liphorus Pharmaceuticals. Up to $6.4 million will be invested in the new spinoff company in the coming years. Read more...

Generic Prilosec Gets Final ANDA Approval

November 6, 2014 9:44 am | News | Comments

Glenmark Generics Inc. USA, has been granted final approval for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) from the FDA for Omeprazole Delayed Release Capsules, their generic version of Prilosec by AstraZeneca. Read more...

FDA Approves Janssen's Hep C Drug

November 6, 2014 9:26 am | News | Comments

Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP (Janssen) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Olysio(simeprevir), a hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor, in combination with sofosbuvir as an all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free treatment option for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection in adult patients. Read more...

Roche to Invest $470M on Diagnostics

November 5, 2014 2:14 pm | News | Comments

Roche announced it will invest 450 million Swiss Francs ($470 million) over the next three years to establish a new diagnostic manufacturing facility at the Suzhou Industrial Park, in Suzhou, China. Read more...

BDSI's Opioid Dependence Treatment Now Available in U.S.

November 3, 2014 1:23 pm | News | Comments

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.announced that Bunavail (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film (CIII) is now commercially available. Read more...                                               

Game Changing Migraine Med to be Available November 2014

October 31, 2014 12:54 pm | News | Comments

Migranade Inc announced the new migraine medication will be available to the 36 million U.S. migraine sufferers November 2014. Read more...                    

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