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Cancer Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Approved
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced that it has approved a new drug for the treatment of colorectal cancer. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most …

New MS Treatment Shown to Reduce Relapses New MS Treatment Shown to Reduce Relapses

Two phase 3 clinical trials have shown that oral doses of a drug called BG-12 show “significant” and “clinically meaningful” reductions in multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses and brain lesions in people with a relapsing form of MS. The active ingredient …

Multiple Sclerosis Pill Approved by U.S. FDA
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The U.S. FDA this week approved a once-a-day pill for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). The pill, being branded as “Aubagio” by Sanofi S.A., is specifically for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of MS. “In a clinical …

Leukemia Drug Approved by the FDA
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Pfizer this week announced that Bosulif, a medication it developed for the treatment of a rare type of Leukemia, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The medication is approved for the treatment of adults with chronic, …

HIV Treatment Approved by the FDA
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Gilead Sciences, a biotech research company, announced today that its new HIV treatment drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dubbed Stribild, the once-daily tablet is made up of four different compounds and designed for those …

Lung Disease Drug Trials Point Toward Approval Lung Disease Drug Trials Point Toward Approval
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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) this week announced that phase III of trials for its new long-acting muscarinic antagonist/long-acting beta2 agonist (LAMA/LABA) drug are complete. The drug, which is administered via inhaler, is a once-daily medicine for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease …

New SmartPill Broadcasts to iPhone New SmartPill Broadcasts to iPhone

According to a new article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, drug companies have been studying a pill containing a biodegradable chip that can transmit information to a user’s iPhone. Proteus Biomedical has …

Are Google Results Hazardous To Your Health?

First thing’s first: I’m suspicious of the pharmaceutical industry in general. A lot of people are, but as a journalist, suspicion is part of the job. Also, I have the researcher’s tendency toward cyberchondriasis, so take my non-medical expertise for what it’s worth.

Which isn’t much. I put that out there so others won’t have to.

YouTube Gives Straight Dope On Big Pharma

Add Big Pharma to the list of corporate magistrates that will faithfully and gradually raise consumer ire – that list already including Congress, Big Oil, telecoms, cable, tobacco, and media – as "the people," i.e., the organic proletariat that operates outside of the boardroom, subvert the previously impenetrable by taking their complaints to YouTube.

YouTube Gives Straight Dope On Big Pharma
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YouTube Gives Straight Dope On Big Pharma
AMEX Lists Common Stock of Samaritan Pharmaceuticals

The American Stock Exchange (Amex) today listed the common stock of Samaritan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. under the ticker symbol LIV.