Pharmaceuticals and Medical Research (TRBC)

Roche study finds cancer ‘Velcro’ that halts T-cell attack

Roche study finds cancer ‘Velcro’ that halts T-cell attack

Published 08/12/2017

Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannZURICH (Reuters) - Scientists at Swiss drugmaker Roche said [more…]

Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

Published 07/12/2017

(Reuters) - Drug developer Sage Therapeutics Inc’s shares soared as much as 85 percent to a record high on Thursday after its experimental drug to [more…]

Roche drug cocktail doubles chance of holding lung cancer at bay

Roche drug cocktail doubles chance of holding lung cancer at bay

Published 07/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/File PhotoZURICH (Reuters) - [more…]

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for ‘gene drive’ pest control

Published 05/12/2017

Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as "gene drive" to control pests. [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. health regulator Verma eyes new methods for drug pricing

Exclusive: U.S. health regulator Verma eyes new methods for drug pricing

Published 01/12/2017

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema Verma (C) is joined by Concerned Women for America CEO [more…]

Indivior drug to fight opioid addiction approved by U.S. FDA

Indivior drug to fight opioid addiction approved by U.S. FDA

Published 01/12/2017

(Reuters) - Indivior’s experimental drug to help fight America’s growing opioid addiction crisis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late on Thursday, [more…]

Genmab and Johnson & Johnson ‘love’ partnership as some ponder takeover

Genmab and Johnson & Johnson ‘love’ partnership as some ponder takeover

Published 01/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Genmab Chief Executive Jan van de Winkel poses for a photograph in London, Britain, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Hirschler/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Genmab [more…]

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Cancer drug prompts ‘drastic’ HIV decrease in lung cancer patient

Published 01/12/2017

LONDON, (Reuters) - Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be [more…]

Foundation’s cancer gene test gets U.S. FDA and Medicare nod

Foundation’s cancer gene test gets U.S. FDA and Medicare nod

Published 30/11/2017

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and [more…]

AstraZeneca steps up China push with new drug joint venture

AstraZeneca steps up China push with new drug joint venture

Published 27/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on medication packages in a pharmacy in London April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker [more…]