Pharmaceuticals and Medical Research (TRBC)

Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

Published 22/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person's odds of having liver sc

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Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Israel`s Gamida Cell raises $40 million for bone marrow trial

Published 19/06/2017

Israel's Gamida Cell, which is developing cellular therapies to treat cancer and rare genetic diseases, said on Monday it raised $40 million to finance the advanced trial of its product NiCord to facilitate bone marrow transplants.

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Novartis wins European approval for biosimilar version of Roche`s MabThera

Novartis wins European approval for biosimilar version of Roche`s MabThera

Published 19/06/2017

Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Monday said it had won European approval for its biosimilar version of Roche's blockbuster Rituxan as the crosstown rivals go head-to-head on a drug to treat blood cancers and immunological diseases.

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New test may turn AZ`s Lynparza into precision drug for prostate cancer

New test may turn AZ`s Lynparza into precision drug for prostate cancer

Published 18/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on a medication package in a pharmacy in London, Britain, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

Scientists have developed a new three-in-one blood test that has the potential to turn AstraZeneca's drug Lynparza into a precision medicine for prostate cancer.

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More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

Published 16/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - - Death rates from liver cancer in the U.S. have doubled since the 1980s and continue to rise, largely due to ris

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Centrexion`s chili-based painkiller offers relief for 6 months – study

Centrexion`s chili-based painkiller offers relief for 6 months – study

Published 13/06/2017

A synthetic version of a medicine traditionally extracted from chili plant relieved knee pain among osteoarthritis patients for up to six months, data showed, bringing Centrexion Therapeutics a step closer to developing a safe and effective analgesic.

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Aspirin linked to higher risk of serious bleeding in the elderly

Aspirin linked to higher risk of serious bleeding in the elderly

Published 13/06/2017

People who are aged 75 or older and take aspirin daily to ward off heart attacks face a significantly elevated risk of serious or even fatal bleeding and should be given heartburn drugs to minimize the danger, a 10-year study has found.

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WHO confirms Congo polio outbreaks in new eradication setback

WHO confirms Congo polio outbreaks in new eradication setback

Published 13/06/2017

Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered two separate outbreaks of polio, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease that the world is trying to eradicate, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

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Roche CEO still optimistic on new breast cancer drug

Roche CEO still optimistic on new breast cancer drug

Published 11/06/2017

Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Roche is convinced a new breast cancer drug will have a significant role in treating the disease despite recent trial results that disappointed analysts, the Swiss drugmaker's chief executive said in an interview published on Sunday.

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AbbVie must pay $15 million in Depakote birth-defect trial: jury

AbbVie must pay $15 million in Depakote birth-defect trial: jury

Published 09/06/2017

FILE PHOTO -- A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

A federal jury on Friday awarded $15 million to a 10-year-old boy whose mother blamed his birth defect on AbbVie Inc's (ABBV.N) bipolar disorder drug Depakote that she took while pregnant, in the latest trial among hundreds of lawsuits over the product.

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