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2014-09-12 08:25:44

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: RCPI), a drug development company focused on chronic inflammatory disease and neurologic disorders, announced today it has received a written response from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) for the formulations of Anatabloc® and CigRx® submitted by the Company in June 2014. The letter indicated that the FDA considers...

electronic cigarettes and substance abuse
2014-09-04 04:00:17

Karin Eskenazi, Columbia University Medical Center Nicotine, no matter the source, may function as a gateway to marijuana and cocaine Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a “gateway drug” — a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine — according to the 120th Shattuck lecture, presented to the Massachusetts Medical Society by Columbia researchers Denise and Eric Kandel and...

2014-09-03 16:30:07

BALTIMORE, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today by the New England Journal of Medicine is claimed by the authors and the journal to suggest that e-cigarette use could cause cocaine use. In reality, the study shows no such thing, and the authors and journal are just trying to score political points based on an unimportant technical study of mice with no real-world implications. The study results only suggest that mice dosed with nicotine one day react...

2014-09-03 08:32:29

CALGARY, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that patient enrollment has been completed in a randomized Phase 2 study of paclitaxel plus REOLYSIN(®) versus paclitaxel alone in patients with persistent or recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer (GOG186H). The study chair is David E. Cohn, MD, gynecologic oncology division director at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -...

2014-07-31 20:23:05

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento) today announced the death of Mr. Amar Singh, Chief Business Officer and Executive Vice President. Mr. Singh died suddenly and unexpectedly of apparent natural causes on July 30. "Sorrento is deeply saddened and shocked by the loss of our dear friend and colleague. Our immediate thoughts go to Amar's family and friends," said Henry Ji, Ph.D., Sorrento's President and Chief Executive Officer....

2014-07-25 16:22:51

DUBLIN, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Nicotine Patch Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 A nicotine patch is a smoking cessation product that helps the smokers to slowly reduce their addiction to nicotine. The patch is worn on the skin. It releases stream of nicotine into the blood through the skin. This helps reduce the physical withdrawal symptoms that occur during the...

2014-07-24 12:27:55

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced the receipt of an allowance by the US FDA for the Company's KX2-391 Ointment for the commencement of a Phase I clinical study in actinic keratosis. This is the Company's third IND to be allowed by the US FDA in the past 12 months. KX2-391 is a synthetic, orally active and highly selective inhibitor of Src tyrosine kinase signaling and tubulin polymerization. KX2-391 promotes the induction of p53, G2/M arrest...

2014-07-15 08:28:12

HARBIN, China, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yew Bio-Pharm Group, Inc. ("Yew Bio" or the "Company") (OTCBB: YEWB), a major grower and seller of yew trees, yew raw materials used in the manufacture of traditional Chinese medicine and products made from yew timber in China, today announced the appointment of Tong Liu and Hengjiang (Henry) Pang to the Company's Board of Directors, effective August 1, 2014. "Tong and Henry are both excellent additions to our Board, with strong cross...

2014-07-01 16:25:38

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Nicotine Addiction - Pipeline Review, H1 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/nicotine_addiction_pipeline_review_h1_2013.html Nicotine Addiction - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 SummaryGlobal Markets Direct's, 'Nicotine Addiction - Pipeline Review, H1 2014', provides an overview of the Nicotine Addiction's therapeutic pipeline.This report provides comprehensive information...

2014-06-30 12:31:55

BUFFALO, N.Y. and SEOUL, South Korea, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanmi Pharmaceuticals announces a positive study on Oraxol® use in a Phase I/II clinical proof-of-concept study (Study HM-OXL-201) of Oraxol - an oral form of the approved drug paclitaxel, with HM30181, a highly potent and selective, P-glycoprotein inhibitor of the gastro-intestinal tract. The study, entitled "A phase I-II clinical trial to determine the recommended dose and to assess the efficacy, safety and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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