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2010-12-20 09:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In its recently released annual 2010 update, ChartTrends®: Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis, BioTrends Research Group, Inc. finds that newer biologic agents such as UCB's Cimzia and Centocor OrthoBiotech's Simponi, although lagging in overall market share, have begun to penetrate the first line biologic position primarily at the expense of Pfizer/Amgen's Enbrel and Abbott's Humira. In a comparison of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...

2010-11-05 15:46:20

Patients have better treatment options than ever before Today, individuals with lupus nephritis benefit from better treatments than a decade ago, according to a review appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The article suggests that patients with the disease can now live full lives without suffering from many treatment-related side effects that plagued them in the past. In the future, patients will likely experience additional benefits from...

2010-09-28 19:00:04

Further trials needed to determine clinical application of drug in SLE Results from a 12-month multi-center clinical trial did not show therapeutic benefit of abatacept over placebo in patients with non-life threatening systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Abatacept failed to prevent new disease flares in SLE patients tapered from corticosteroids in an analysis where mild, moderate and severe disease flares were evaluated together. Full details of the phase IIb clinical trial are published in...

2010-01-11 16:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends is pleased to announce the fielding of a new syndicated report, LaunchTrends®: ACTEMRA. Roche, Inc. announced that they received FDA approval for Actemra (generic name: tocilizumab) on January 8th. This represents the first IL-6 receptor inhibitor agent approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA); Actemra is approved for adult patients with moderately-to-severely active RA who have had an inadequate response to one or more TNF...

2009-12-14 16:33:00

EXTON, Pa., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. released ChartTrends®: Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis, a syndicated publication offering comprehensive insight into the management of RA patients. The report is based on a comparison of self-reported treatment approaches (as reported by 208 Rheumatologists) with actual patient level data for over 1,000 RA patients who are currently being treated with biologic agents. To be eligible for the audit,...

2009-10-07 10:39:17

Abatacept, a member of a new class of drug that targets immune cells to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is effective against RA, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. The review examines recent trials to assess safety and efficacy of the drug. RA is an autoimmune disease affecting up to 1 in 100 people in Western countries. RA patients experience chronic pain and inflammation as a result of the body's own immune system attacking the lining of the joints. Abatacept is a new...

2009-08-06 06:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN) today reported results for the first quarter fiscal year 2010, ended June 30, 2009. Total revenue for the quarter was $5,061,000 compared to total revenue of $13,660,000 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. The prior year results were favorably impacted by a one-time payment of $6,330,000 by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company for royalties on the U.S. sales of Orencia(R) prior to the April 2008 patent...

2009-07-22 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed rheumatologists' perception of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Orencia is low among rheumatoid arthritis agents. Rheumatologists are less satisfied with the agent when compared to tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors across the top drivers of perception such as inducing remission, improving symptoms...

2009-05-26 12:51:12

University of Maryland researchers see potential new treatment approach in targeting immune response to virus Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that an approved drug for treating rheumatoid arthritis reduces severe illness and death in mice exposed to the Influenza A virus. Their findings suggest that tempering the response of the body's immune system to influenza infection may alleviate some of the more severe symptoms and even reduce mortality from this...

2009-01-14 07:00:00

Recent Entrants Invest Heavily in Promotion to Capture Share in Mature Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that growth opportunities for Roche/Chugai's Actemra (marketed as RoActemra in Europe) will propel Roche to sixth position in the rheumatoid arthritis market by 2012. Driving factors include...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.