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2009-09-08 10:33:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Autoimmune Disease Therapeutics http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131243/Autoimmune-Disease-Therapeutics.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Autoimmune Disease Therapeutics in US$ Billion by the following therapeutic class - Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Crohn's Disease (Biologics only), and Others. The report provides separate...

2009-08-06 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, today released its updated Pharmacor Rheumatoid Arthritis report which now includes patient share and sales forecasts through 2018 for Rigel Pharmaceuticals' investigational novel oral agent, fostamatinib disodium (R788). The report update is based on Rigel Pharmaceuticals' recent announcement regarding additional Phase II clinical data...

2009-08-06 07:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary find that 76 percent of surveyed pharmacy directors say that by 2014 they expect their managed care organization will have only one preferred biologic for all immune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. According to the new Formulary Forum report entitled Formulary Advantages in Immune Biologics: Tightening Payer Control Offers...

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2009-08-05 14:21:38

A group of best-selling drugs used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory diseases have been found to increase the risk of cancer in children and adolescents, prompting federal regulators on Tuesday to add stronger warning labels to the medications, The Associated Press reported. Food and Drug Administration scientists said the drugs appear to increase the risk of cancer after being used for more than 2 1/2 years. A yearlong study showed several dozen reports of cancer -- half of which...

2009-08-04 15:59:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), issued a statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement regarding the results of a safety review of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers [marketed as Remicade(R) (infliximab), Enbrel(R) (etanercept), Humira(R) (adalimumab), Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) and Simponi(R) (golimumab)]. This safety review was...

2009-07-31 09:40:00

EXTON, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. announces the release of the wave one LaunchTrends(TM): SIMPONI and CIMZIA report. The survey was completed by U.S. Rheumatologists in late June 2009. While awareness of both new TNF antagonists is relatively high, there are some troubling signs regarding initial impressions of these agents. The initial favorability rating for Simponi, for example, has slipped from 65% in the baseline report to 41% with the current wave of...

2009-07-20 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the rheumatoid arthritis drug market in Brazil will grow from $200 million in 2008 to more than $315 million in 2013. The 2008 market leaders were the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors Abbott's Humira and Schering-Plough's Remicade which recorded sales of $50 million and $43 million, respectively,...

2009-07-01 18:58:13

The risk of tuberculosis for patients who take arthritis drugs differs from that of the French population at large depending on the agent used, researchers say. Treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents is recognized as a risk factor for TB in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. Xavier Mariette of the Universite Paris-Sud says most TB cases develop as a result of...

2009-06-30 14:16:54

The U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas, ordered Abbott Laboratories to pay Johnson & Johnson $1.7 billion in patent-related damages. Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson said Abbott's rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, one of the top-selling drugs in the world, was made using technology developed exclusively for Johnson & Johnson at New York University. Humira earned more than $4 billion in sales in 2008. It differs from Johnson & Johnson's product Remicade, as it is fully...

2009-06-30 15:37:40

Research news from Arthritis & RheumatismTreatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents is recognized as a risk factor for tuberculosis (TB) in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. Most TB cases develop as a result of reactivation of a latent TB infection, and health authorities worldwide recommend screening for latent TB and treating patients before initiating...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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