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23 Jun 2017 07:47
Breastfeeding Mothers May Have Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Later in Life 
photoAccording to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, women who breastfed their babies could have a lower future risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

23 Jun 2017 07:46
FDA Approves Shire’s New ADHD Drug 
photoNo stranger to the ADHD market, Shire has announced that their new drug Mydayis (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product) has been approved by the FDA.

21 Jun 2017 07:47
Ikea Promotes Food Products by Offering Fill-in-the-Blanks Recipe Sheets 
photoIn an effort to promote the company’s food business, Ikea recently launched a set of recipes printed on parchment paper that encourage consumers to “fill-in-the-blanks” with ingredients, fold the paper and cook the bag in the oven.

21 Jun 2017 07:46
Nanomaterial Promotes Bone Growth after Spinal Fusion Surgery 
photoWhile orthopedic surgeons rely on certain growth factors to promote bone growth after the surgery, no method has been identified as the gold standard.

20 Jun 2017 06:52
Adamis Pharmaceuticals’ EpiPen Rival Gains FDA Approval 
The FDA has approved Adamis Pharmaceuticals’ epinephrine pre-filled syringe, Symjepi.

20 Jun 2017 06:51
UK’s NICE Approves New Crohn’s Disease Therapy 
photoThe National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended that Janssen’s Crohn’s disease drug Stelara (ustekinumab) be made available to patients in the UK through the NHS.

19 Jun 2017 06:40
Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods in $13.7 Billion Deal 
photoOnline retail giant Amazon has announced that it has entered into a $13.7 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods Market.

19 Jun 2017 06:39
Bristol-Myers Squibb Recalls Mislabeled Anticoagulant Drug 
photoPharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has recalled one lot of 5 mg Eliquis (apixaban) tablets after the batch was identified as being mislabeled.

16 Jun 2017 06:47
Wearable Biosensors Could Detect Biomarkers, Pathogens and Pollutants 
photoWhat if you could actively monitor your susceptibility to disease and your exposure to pathogens and pollutants in your environment?

16 Jun 2017 06:46
Teva’s Generic HIV Drug Gains FDA Approval 
photoThe FDA has approved Teva Pharmaceutical’s generic version of Gilead’s HIV drug, Truvada, (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).

15 Jun 2017 06:13
Merck Halts Enrollment in Keytruda Clinical Trials Following Patient Deaths 
photoMerck has announced that they will not be enrolling any new patients into two Phase III clinical trials involving Keytruda (pembrolizumab) following reports of patient deaths.

15 Jun 2017 06:13
Phase II Fail Prompts Acceleron to Discontinue Development of Renal Cell Carcinoma Drug 
photoBiopharmaceutical company Acceleron has announced their renal cell carcinoma (RCC) drug combo failed to meet its primary endpoint in a Phase II clinical trial, prompting the company to discontinue development of the candidate.

14 Jun 2017 07:01
Ebb Therapeutics Medical Device Cools Frontal Cortex to Offer Relief from Insomnia 
photoPatients experiencing insomnia may reach for over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription sleep aids to help them fall asleep but physicians at Ebb Therapeutics believe that a drug-free treatment may be a safer way to address sleeping troubles.

14 Jun 2017 07:00
What’s the Role of Vitamin A in the Development of Diabetes? 
photoA new study conducted by researchers at the Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden has identified a novel link between vitamin A and diabetes.

13 Jun 2017 07:35
Supreme Court Decision to Support Faster Launch of Biosimilar Drugs 
photoYesterday, the US Supreme Court overturned an original court’s ruling which prevented Novartis from launching its biosimilar of Amgen’s cancer drug Neupogen, until six months after the pharmaceutical company gained FDA approval.

13 Jun 2017 07:34
Reassessing Clinical Trials Outcome Measures for Fragile X Syndrome Treatments 
photoA recent review of 22 clinical trials testing new treatments for the genetic disease known as fragile X syndrome (FXS), has found that the use of more reliable outcome measures may be necessary in order to show treatment efficacy.

12 Jun 2017 07:34
FDA and Endo Pull Opioid Pain Drug from the Market 
photoThe FDA has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to pull its opioid pain medication, Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market amid concerns that the drug’s benefits do not outweigh the potential risk of abuse.

12 Jun 2017 07:33
FDA’s Failure to Ban Perchlorate in Food Packaging Sparks Backlash 
photoHealth and consumer groups are urging the FDA to reconsider their decision not to ban perchlorate, a chemical added to food packaging to reduce static electricity.

09 Jun 2017 06:31
AMA to Vote on Requiring Drugmakers to Include Drug Prices in DTC Ads 
photoIn its upcoming meeting, the American Medical Association (AMA) is set to vote on a resolution which could lead regulators to require drug prices to be included in direct-to-consumer (DTC) ads.

08 Jun 2017 06:54
Blood Biomarker for Huntington’s Disease Identified for First Time 
photoResearchers at University College London (UCL) have identified a blood biomarker which could predict the onset and progression of Huntington’s disease symptoms in patients.

07 Jun 2017 07:49
1 in 6 Patients with Atrial Fibrillation May Be Getting Wrong Dose of Blood Thinners 
photoNew research conducted at the Mayo Clinic has found that one in six Americans on blood thinners to treat irregular heart rate – known as atrial fibrillation – could be taking too much or too little of the medication.

07 Jun 2017 07:38
Four Biomarkers Can Help Identify Viral and Non-Viral Causes of Systemic Inflammation 
photoFour blood biomarkers could help doctors decide whether the source of a patient’s systemic inflammation is viral or non-viral in nature.

06 Jun 2017 08:39
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Food and Beverage Fermentation 
A whole host of health claims – from improved digestion to boosted immunity – have been made regarding consumption of fermented foods.

06 Jun 2017 06:55
Clinical Assay Detects Zika Virus in Semen 
photoA clinical assay has been shown to reliably detect the Zika virus in semen samples, according to researchers at the Fertility and Cryogenics Lab in Illinois.

06 Jun 2017 06:54
Additional Insulin Injection May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes 
photoA small clinical trial conducted by researchers at the NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility has found that patients with type 1 diabetes who were given an additional insulin injection three hours after consuming a meal may have a decreased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

05 Jun 2017 07:07
Italy Attempts to Control Infectious Disease Outbreaks by Implementing Mandatory Vaccinations 
photoIn response to a recent outbreak of measles in Italy which has so far affected 1,500 people, the Italian government has made it illegal for parents to prevent their children from receiving 12 essential vaccines.

05 Jun 2017 07:06
Blood Biomarker Could Facilitate Brain Cancer Diagnosis Five Years Earlier 
photoWeakened interactions between immune proteins known as cytokines could be a biomarker for early diagnosis of brain cancer, according to researchers at Ohio State.

02 Jun 2017 06:27
Teva’s Phase III Migraine Clinical Trial Returns Positive Results 
photoTeva Pharmaceuticals’ investigational treatment for migraine prevention, fremanezumab, was able to statistically significantly reduce the number of monthly headache days in patients suffering from chronic migraines.

02 Jun 2017 06:27
Handheld Medical Device to Improve Access to Cervical Cancer Screening 
photoResearchers at Duke University have developed a slim, handheld medical device that could revolutionize cervical cancer screening by putting the power in the hands of the women themselves.

01 Jun 2017 08:26
Understanding the Patient Journey and its Implications for Life Science Companies 
photoTaking the patient’s perspective into account has been an innovative trend in the life sciences sector, with clinical trials increasingly focusing on being more patient-centric, and the healthcare system as a whole moving towards value-based care.

01 Jun 2017 06:33
FDA Rejects Sunovion’s New Drug Application for COPD Medication 
photoSunovion Pharmaceuticals has announced receipt of a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the FDA in regards to their New Drug Application (NDA) for SUN-101/eFlow (glycopyrrolate), a drug developed for the maintenance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

01 Jun 2017 06:32
PepsiCo in Talks to Acquire Owner of Vita Coco Coconut Water, Say Sources 
photoBeverage giant PepsiCo is reportedly looking to acquire coconut water brand Vita Coco’s parent company All Market Inc, according to a Reuters report.

31 May 2017 06:27
Thousands of Off-Target Mutations Plague CRISPR Gene Editing 
photoA recent study, set to be published in the journal Nature Methods, has highlighted this fact by reporting that the technology may introduce hundreds or thousands of so-called off-target mutations into the genome.

31 May 2017 06:25
Self-Clearing Catheter Technology Could Improve Lifespan of Implantable Medical Devices 
Engineers at Purdue University have developed a self-clearing catheter that uses magnetic force to keep the catheter free of obstructions. Image courtesy of Trevor Mahlmann and Purdue University.

30 May 2017 06:40
Patients Show Improved Medication Adherence to HIV Drugs in Recent Years 
photoA recent study of Medicaid data in the US has found that HIV patients are adhering better to their disease management medications, compared to previous years.

30 May 2017 06:40
GW Pharmaceuticals’ Cannabis Drug Show Promise in Late-Stage Clinical Trial of Epilepsy 
photoUK-based GW Pharmaceuticals has released positive Phase III clinical trial results for its cannabis-derived drug Epidiolex (cannabidiol) in children with a rare form of epilepsy.

26 May 2017 06:57
Protagonist Therapeutics Starts Phase I Clinical Trial for Rare Diseases of Iron Overload 
photoA Phase I clinical trial of Protagonist Therapeutics’ biologic drug PTG-300, has commenced in a cohort of healthy volunteers.

26 May 2017 06:55
Lavazza Acquires Controlling Stake in Canada’s Kicking Horse Coffee 
photoItalian coffee company Lavazza, has secured an 80 percent equity stake in Canadian organic and fair-trade coffee company Kicking Horse Coffee, in a deal worth CAD$215 million.

16 May 2017 11:06
Cloud-based Biotech: Managing Data for All Stages of Drug Development 
photoThe new wave of targeted, biomarker-based therapies have the potential to be very effective in a small patient population. Since the market for these therapies is smaller than that of blockbuster drugs of years past, biotech companies must make rapid, data-driven decisions regarding the fate of a biologic.

16 May 2017 06:54
Large Cyber-Attack on UK Hospitals and NHS Disrupts Healthcare Service 
photoA large-scale cyber-attack has hit a number of National Health Service (NIH) run hospitals in the UK, disrupting service and prompting healthcare workers to postpone non-emergency procedures.

16 May 2017 06:53
Chemotherapy after Surgery Reduces Risk of Bladder Cancer Recurrence 
photoA large US study has found that treating bladder cancer patients with a common chemotherapy agent after surgically removing their tumor, can significantly help prevent the cancer from coming back.

15 May 2017 06:36
INC Research and inVentiv Health Merge to Form CRO Worth $7.4 Billion 
photoThe all-stock transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of this year.

15 May 2017 06:36
Researchers Highlight Food Safety Issues Surrounding Meal Kits 
The team of researchers ordered 169 delivered meal kits, including packages that contained 271 meat products, 235 seafood items, and 39 poultry products.

12 May 2017 09:28
EpiPen May Retain Potency up to Four Years After Expiration Date 
photoThe team of researchers from the University of California in San Diego, published their findings in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine.

12 May 2017 09:27
32 Percent of FDA-Approved Drugs Associated with Postmarket Safety Events 
photoThis trend was identified by researchers in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, who published their findings in JAMA.

11 May 2017 06:50
Engineered Bone Tissue Could Improve Success of Bone Marrow Transplants 
photoResearchers at the University of California (UC), San Diego, have developed bone tissue which could one day be used to treat patients with various types of bone marrow disease.

09 May 2017 08:10
Will PTC’s $35,000 Price Tag for Emflaza be Enough to Appease Drug Pricing Critics? 
photoA generic version of the steroid has been sold in other countries for as little as $1,000 per year – a fact that US DMD patients used to take advantage of by importing the medicine from other nations.

09 May 2017 08:10
FDA Approves First New ALS Drug in Two Decades 
photoThe intravenous infusion treatment is the first to be approved to treat the rare disease in over 20 years.

08 May 2017 06:53
Glaucoma Biomarker Could Predict Future Vision Loss 
photoResearchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have identified a biomarker which has the potential to help physicians monitor disease progression and assess the effectiveness of glaucoma medications.

08 May 2017 06:52
Effectiveness of Cancer Immunotherapy Could Be Improved by Blocking Platelet Production 
photoResearchers have identified a new mechanism by which platelets impair T cell activity.
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