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09 Aug 2017 07:15
Study Finds Common Chemotherapy Could Contribute to Cancer Metastasis 
photoChemotherapy drugs are often a key component of cancer treatment, however a new study has found a common chemotherapeutic agent, paclitaxel, could activate a pro-metastasis gene.

09 Aug 2017 07:14
Medication Adherence Startup Raises $1.6 Million in Funding 
photoUsing predictive analytics and individualized patient engagement strategies, digital health startup Groove Health hopes to improve medication adherence.

08 Aug 2017 07:26
Researchers Use CRISPR to Repair Inherited Mutation Which Causes Cardiac Condition 
photoUsing CRISPR gene editing, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have successfully repaired a heart disease-causing mutation that can contribute to heart failure and sudden cardiac death.

08 Aug 2017 07:25
AbbVie’s 8-Week Hepatitis C Drug to Rival Gilead’s Bestselling Therapies 
photoThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved AbbVie’s Mavyret (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir), the first treatment for hepatitis C to show a 98 percent cure rate in as little as eight weeks.

01 Aug 2017 08:58
Clinical Trial Operations: 5 Things You’re Probably Doing Wrong 
photoElectronic data capture (EDC) and eSource are becoming increasingly common in modern clinical trials, however both of these tools are rarely integrated with any significant capability, leading to wasted time and resources.

01 Aug 2017 06:55
Depression Combined with Heart Disease Leads to Increased Death Risk 
photoAccording to researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, patients with coronary heart disease who later develop depression could be twice as likely to die, compared to non-depressed patients.

01 Aug 2017 06:53
FDA-Approved Fentanyl Drug Screening Assay to Help Identify Opioid Abuse 
photoFor the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a urine-based immunoassay to detect fentanyl in living patients.

31 Jul 2017 07:41
Health Law Researchers Highlight Consent Problems with Biobank Sample Collection 
photoWhile biobank activity has intensified over the last several decades, a recent essay published in PLOS Biology suggests that the ethical and legal issues surrounding patient consent for sample and health information collection has yet to be standardized.

31 Jul 2017 07:41
Patient Anonymity in Clinical Trials Supported by Two De-Identification Methods 
photoA recent study – published Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research – looked at two de-identification methods for clinical trials data, known as k-anonymization and adding a “fuzzy factor.”

31 Jul 2017 07:40
760 New Genetic Drug Targets Identified by Cancer Researchers 
photoA new cancer dependency map, developed by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has identified over 760 genes which could be potential drug targets for future anti-cancer therapies.

31 Jul 2017 07:39
Approved Alzheimer’s Drug Could Reduce Inflammation in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome 
photoA recent report published in the journal JCI Insight suggests that an existing Alzheimer’s drug could also be used to treat patients with metabolic syndrome, a condition characterized by high blood pressure, elevated glucose levels, high cholesterol and excess fat around the midline.

31 Jul 2017 07:31
The Top 4 Most Expensive Drugs in the US are Hepatitis C Treatments 
photoIn recognition of World Hepatitis Day, let’s take a look at the modern treatments capable of curing patients with hepatitis C.

24 Jul 2017 07:09
Canadian Chicken Farmers to Further Reduce Use of Antibiotics 
The Chicken Farmers of Canada, a national group dedicated to supporting poultry farmers and helping them meet consumer demand for chicken, has announced their strategy for eliminating the use of certain antimicrobials in meat production.

24 Jul 2017 07:07
Neonatal MRI Medical Device Approved by the FDA 
photoMedical device maker Aspect Imaging has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Embrace Neonatal MRI System.

21 Jul 2017 07:19
PhRMA Industry Group Takes Defensive Stance on Drug Pricing in New Campaign 
photoThe pharmaceutical industry trade group PhRMA has launched a campaign called “Let’s Talk About Cost” in which the lobbying group seeks to answer patients’ common questions about drug pricing.

21 Jul 2017 07:18
Gilead’s Newest Hepatitis C Drug Gets FDA Approval 
photoDominant player in the chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) market Gilead has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its newest treatment, Vosevi.

19 Jul 2017 07:39
FDA Approves Puma Biotechnology’s Extended Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer 
photoPuma Biotechnology’s breast cancer drug Nerlynx (neratinib) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

19 Jul 2017 07:39
CAR-T Cell Therapy Shows Promise as Leukemia Treatment in Early Stage Clinical Trial 
photoAbout 70 percent of clinical trial participants with chronic lymphocytic leukemia experienced tumor shrinkage after being treated with CAR-T immunotherapy, according to researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

17 Jul 2017 07:18
Manufacturing Control Strategies: What Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies Need to Know 
photoOnce implemented, a manufacturing control strategy is not only beneficial for pharmaceutical companies to help them avoid product launch delays and quality concerns; patients benefit greatly from being able to rely upon the quality and increased production efficiency of drug products.

17 Jul 2017 07:18
Side Effect Risk Could Be Preventing Stroke Patients from Taking Statins 
photoResearchers in the UK have found that stroke survivors may not be taking their statin medicines as prescribed over concerns about potential side effects associated with the drugs.

17 Jul 2017 07:17
Amid Salmonella Scare, Loblaws Recalls President’s Choice Brand Chicken Nuggets 
photoThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a national recall of President's Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets due to possible Salmonella contamination.

14 Jul 2017 06:48
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Could Improve Accuracy of Gene Editing 
CRISPR gene editing has the potential to be a powerful tool in the fight against genetic disease, however concerns surrounding potential off-target mutations could limit its use.

14 Jul 2017 06:47
Eli Lilly Resolves Pending Patent Litigation for Best-Selling Cialis 
photoAfter going head-to-head with generic drugmakers in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Eli Lilly has reached an agreement with the competitors regarding the impending patent expiration of its best-selling erectile dysfunction drug, Cialis (tadalafil).

13 Jul 2017 07:10
Allergan Recruits Celebrities to Preventable Blindness Marketing Campaign 
photoMilo Ventimiglia, best known for his portrayal of Jess Mariano in “Gilmore Girls,” has joined actress Alexandra Daddario and football player Victor Cruz to promote Allergan’s See America social media campaign.

13 Jul 2017 07:08
Defymed to Develop an Implantable Device for Insulin Delivery and Improved Diabetes Management 
photoFrench medical device manufacturer Defymed is developing an insulin delivery device designed to be implanted into the abdomen of patients with type 1 diabetes.

12 Jul 2017 06:39
Arena Pharmaceuticals’ Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Drug Shows Positive Results in Clinical Trial 
photoSan Diego-based company Arena Pharmaceuticals has released the results for their Phase II clinical trial of ralinepag, an investigational drug designed to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

11 Jul 2017 07:00
First New Treatment in Two Decades for Sickle Cell Disease Approved by FDA 
photoEmmaus Life Sciences’ sickle cell disease drug Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

10 Jul 2017 07:17
After FDA Order, Endo Removes Opioid Painkiller from Market 
photoLast month, the FDA made a surprising request that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove Opana ER, its opioid pain drug, from the market over concerns surrounding its abuse potential.

10 Jul 2017 07:16
How Reproducible are Preclinical Study Results? 
photoAccording to McGill University researchers, cancer scientists often believe that preclinical study results can be replicated more often than they actually are.

07 Jul 2017 08:03
Parkinson’s Patients Could Have Elevated Risk of Melanoma 
photoAccording to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease could be at an increased risk of developing melanoma.

05 Jul 2017 07:38
Sorrento Therapeutics Gets FDA Go-Ahead for Cancer Pain Clinical Trial 
photoThe FDA has authorized Sorrento Therapeutics’ Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for their chronic pain drug candidate, Resiniferatoxin (RTX).

05 Jul 2017 07:37
PPI Problems: Heartburn Drugs Associated with Increased Risk of Death 
photoMillions of patients in the US take proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs to keep their heartburn under control, however multiple studies have now linked the medications with an increased risk of developing health problems, including bone fractures, kidney damage and dementia.

30 Jun 2017 07:42
Treating a Rare Complication of Heart Surgery Could Improve Patient Outcomes 
photoPatients with single-ventricle heart disease, a congenital defect in which the heart has only one functional chamber, must often undergo corrective surgery to repair the heart.

29 Jun 2017 07:01
CRISPR Add-on Could Make Gene Editing More Accurate 
photoUniversity of Texas (UT) scientists have developed a technique to predict undesirable editing by the CRISPR tool and help researchers design personalized gene therapies on a patient-by-patient basis.

28 Jun 2017 07:18
Microneedle Patch Could Revolutionize Flu Vaccination 
photoA team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have shown that a microneedle patch may be a safe and effective way of immunizing people against influenza viruses.

27 Jun 2017 07:43
FDA Rejects Pfizer's Anemia Drug Biosimilar 
photoPfizer announced that they have received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the FDA regarding its biosimilar version of Amgen’s anemia drug Epogen.

27 Jun 2017 07:42
Early Alzheimer’s Patients May See Benefit from Anti-Epilepsy Drug 
photoWhile the processes behind Alzheimer’s disease development aren’t fully understood, recent research has suggested that some cognitive decline could be caused by seizure-like activity in the brains of patients.

26 Jun 2017 08:32
First Human Colon Organoids Grown in Lab 
photoUsing human pluripotent stem cells, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have developed colon-like organoids that can be transplanted into mice.

26 Jun 2017 08:30
Could Genetic Markers Help Identify Patients at Risk of Opioid Overdose? 
photoResearchers at Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands have identified 10 genes which may help healthcare providers predict which patients could respond poorly to opioid medications.

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.
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