Month: September 2020

Print this page SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC) today announced that following a recent Pre-NDA meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “the Agency”), the Company has reached an agreement to submit an NDA for the potential accelerated approval of pacritinib as a treatment for myelofibrosis patients with severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count
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Treatment for Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency (MoCD) Type A BridgeBio Pharma And Affiliate Origin Biosciences Announces FDA Acceptance Of Its New Drug Application For Fosdenopterin For The Treatment Of MoCD Type A Print this page SAN FRANCISCO, September 29, 2020 – BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBIO) and affiliate Origin Biosciences today announced the US Food and
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FDA Approves Alkindi Sprinkle (hydrocortisone oral granules) for Pediatric Adrenocortical Insufficiency Print this page DEER PARK, Ill., Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Nasdaq: ETON), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for rare pediatric diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved
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Appalachian State University Source: Google Earth A student attending Appalachian State University died after developing complications from the coronavirus, university officials announced on Tuesday.  Chad Dorrill was attending classes online and living off-campus in Boone, North Carolina, according to a statement from Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts. The 19-year-old was diagnosed with the coronavirus earlier
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 30 2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego report that while Kawasaki disease (KD) occurs in clusters, the traits, and thus the triggers of the inflammatory disease vary among clusters. The findings are published in the September 2020 online issue of The Journal of Pediatrics. “The importance of this
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People with Parkinson’s disease had lower plasma caffeine levels than people without Parkinson’s, and levels were even lower for Parkinson’s patients carrying the LRRK2 gene mutation, researchers reported. Plasma caffeine concentration was lower in Parkinson’s patients compared with healthy controls, substantially more so among LRRK2 carriers (by 76%) than noncarriers (by 31%), reported Grace Crotty,
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While too much alcohol can lead to addiction and other problems, decades of research have connected low and moderate drinking to health benefits, from heart fitness to better cognition. Let’s revisit some of the most common positive effects attributed to alcohol over the years and check whether they’re still supported by hard data. Cognitive health
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Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 28. The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden took place here Tuesday, September 29. President Donald J. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took the stage in Cleveland on Tuesday night in the first of three debates, talking
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It shouldn’t need saying, but dentists are warning people not to operate on their own teeth, after a video of someone filing her teeth went viral. A 19-year-old woman from Florida decided to use a nail file to even out her front teeth – and thousands of viewers watched. If this had been a one-off
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Most men who undergo radical prostatectomy can skip adjuvant radiotherapy and can be followed with observation alone. They can undergo early salvage radiotherapy if the disease shows sign of progressing, say experts reporting results from three similar clinical trials. This approach would allow most men to avoid radiotherapy and its side effects altogether, the investigators
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Treatment for Seizure Clusters Aquestive Therapeutics Receives Complete Response Letter from FDA for Libervant (diazepam) Buccal Film for Management of Seizure Clusters Print this page WARREN, N.J., Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQST), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing differentiated products that address patients’ unmet needs and solve
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Print this page LAVAL, QC and DEER PARK, Ill., Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health”), Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, and Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETON) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Alaway® Preservative Free (ketotifen fumarate) ophthalmic solution, 0.035%, antihistamine eye
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DivvyDose Source: DivvyDose UnitedHealth Group, the United States’ largest health insurer, has acquired DivvyDose, a start-up that helps patients with chronic illness get their medicines delivered in pre-sorted packages, according to a person familiar with the deal. The deal price was just over $300 million, the person said. They asked not to be named discussing
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 29 2020 Girls – but not boys – who participate actively in school sports activities in middle childhood show improved behavior and attentiveness in early adolescence, suggests a new Canadian study published in Preventative Medicine. Girls who do regular extracurricular sports between ages 6 and 10 show fewer symptoms of
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Older patients with advanced or metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) had similar progression-free survival (PFS) whether they initially received standard chemotherapy or the angiogenesis inhibitor pazopanib (Votrient), which was better tolerated, a randomized trial showed. Patients allocated to doxorubicin had a median PFS of 5.3 months as compared with 4.4 months with pazopanib. The outcome resulted
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With body aches, headaches, chills and nausea, coming down with the flu can make you lose all appetite for food. This is especially worrisome for moms and dads, who wonder how to get their sick kids to eat even the tiniest bite of chicken noodle soup. First, know that this is not uncommon. “Expect a
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Scientists in China say that mother’s milk could help treat or prevent the coronavirus. Researchers tested how human breast milk affects cells when exposed to the coronavirus, according to the paper published in biorxiv, an open access preprint repository for scientific
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Alcohol use during pregnancy causes problems with the baby’s brain as it develops, according to a recent study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. The study looked at almost 10,000 children between the ages of 9 and 10, with a follow-up done 1 year later. Children whose mothers drank even small amounts of alcohol
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Primary care is not bouncing back to its pre-pandemic status, according to a new survey published by the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and Larry A. Green Center.  Since mid-March these organizations have issued short weekly and biweekly surveys to US primary care physicians in an attempt to find the pulse of the county’s first line
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Print this page September 25, 2020 — Interim analysis from the ongoing Phase 1/2a clinical trial of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate (JNJ-78436735) was posted today on the pre-print server medRxiv. The data demonstrate that a single dose of JNJ-78436735 induced a strong neutralizing antibody response in nearly all participants aged 18 years and older
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idecabtagene vicleucel Treatment for Multiple Myeloma U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Accepts for Priority Review Bristol Myers Squibb and bluebird bio Application for Anti-BCMA CAR T Cell Therapy Idecabtagene Vicleucel (Ide-cel, bb2121) Print this page PRINCETON, N.J., & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE) September 22, 2020 — Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and bluebird bio, Inc.
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Print this page OSAKA, Japan & FLORHAM PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) September 28, 2020 –Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Shionogi”) today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Fetroja® (cefiderocol) for the treatment of patients 18 years of age or older with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 28 2020 The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) today announced the publication of new NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma. Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most curable forms of pediatric cancer, with long-term survival rates of 90% or higher . However, treatment can
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