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Pharmaxis’ lung function test Aridol rejected by US FDA

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:39

Aridol, an innovative lung function test by Pharmaxis, failed to win approval from US FDA which said that it needs more clinical data for approval.

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A1C diabetes diagnostic test is faster, easier: recommends ADA

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 17:12

Diabetes is diagnosed once A1C level rose to 6.5 percent or higher

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Skin cancer melanoma vaccine Allovectin-7 data promising, says Vical

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 15:20

Allovectin-7, an experimental vaccine to treat advanced melanoma, has shown encouraging results in late phase human studies, Vical inc, the developer of Allovectin-7 reported.

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New target for epithelial cancers identified: Compugen

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 14:20

CGEN-671, a new drug target for multiple epithelial tumors, has been identified by Compugen.

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Human hand, foot and mouth disease vaccine (EnteroVirus EV 71) in clinical trials: Sinovac

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:37

A vaccine against human enterovirus 71 (EV 71), which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), by Sinovac Biotech, will soon undergo human clinical studies in China.

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India bans import and sale of weight loss pill rimonabant

Monday, December 28, 2009 19:06

Rimonabant, the controversial weight-loss drug in Acomplia implicated in several serious side-effects and psychiatric problems including suicide ideation, has been finally banned in India.

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Zolpimist spray to induce faster sleep in insomnia gets FDA approval in US:NovaDel

Monday, December 28, 2009 14:20

Zolpimist, an oral spray containing the sleep-inducing drug zolpidem to treat insomnia has received US patent, NovaDel Pharma Inc said in  an official release.

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Lorcaserin, safer drug for weight-loss management by Arena soon

Monday, December 28, 2009 11:42

Lorcaserin, an experimental therapy by Arena Pharmaceuticals, for people who want to lose weight and maintain the weight loss without much side-effects may be well on its way to markets .

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Depomed files another suit against Lupin in US court on Glumetza (metformin) generic

Monday, December 28, 2009 10:59

Lupin is already being sued  in the Northern District Court of California on Glumetza generic

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MDY-1001 polymer drug to protect intestines from radiation therapy damage from Midway Pharma

Monday, December 28, 2009 10:52

MDY-1001, an oral therapy to protect the digestive tract from the harmful effects of radiation induced damage during cancer treatment is being developed by Midway Pharmaceuticals.

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