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Teva Announces Positive Results from a Study Assessing a New Formulation of Copaxone(R). Significantly less pain and fewer injection site reactions were reported by patients receiving the new lower volume injection.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced positive results from a study assessing a new lower-volume injection of Copaxone(R) (glatiramer acetate) containing the currently approved dose in half the injection volume. The SONG study ('Study of New Glatiramer Acetate Formulation') explored the safety and tolerability of...
Starpharma Plans Effectiveness Studies On Herpes-Killing Gel For Women.
Bloomberg News reported, "The world's first herpes-killing vaginal gel may go on sale within two years, said its developer Starpharma Holdings Ltd., which plans to start patient studies on its effectiveness." Starpharma CEO Jackie Fairley said ...
Bevacizumab May Improve Some Outcomes In Advanced Gastric Cancers.
MedPage Today reported that "bevacizumab (Avastin) may improve some outcomes in advanced gastric cancers, but it did not benefit overall survival, according to ...
Erlotinib May Prolong Survival In Older Women With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
MedPage Today reported that "the targeted agent erlotinib (Tarceva) prolonged survival by 26% in older women with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, but did not benefit men with the disease," according to research presented ...
Mapatumumab Fails In Midstage Study.
"Human Genome Sciences's potential cancer drug mapatumumab failed in a midstage study. The company found "no difference in disease response ...
Rosiglitazone, Metformin Low-Dose Combination May Reduce Progression To Type 2 Diabetes.
The Los Angeles Times reported, "A combination of low doses of the diabetes drugs Avandia [rosiglitazone] and metformin can reduce the progression to type 2 diabetes by two-thirds in people who are at high risk of developing the disease," according to a study published online in The Lancet. In fact, "the benefit is greater than with either of the drugs used alone, and ...
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