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2014-08-18 16:28:18

Second Phase 3 Registrational Study Meets Primary and All Secondary Endpoints THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that a second placebo-controlled Phase 3 study evaluating AMG 416 for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), receiving hemodialysis, met its primary and all secondary endpoints. The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients with > 30 percent...

2014-08-13 16:26:02

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) initiated a voluntary recall on June 26, 2014 for nine packaged lots of Aranesp(®) (darbepoetin alfa) (500 mcg) prefilled syringes from non-U.S. distributors, wholesalers and a number of hospital pharmacies due to the potential presence of cellulose and/or polyester particles observed in a small number of syringes during a routine quality examination. Lots 1042847, 1044141A, 1044141C, 1044141D, 1046891A, 1046891B,...

2014-08-13 16:25:38

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and its subsidiary, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the Phase 3 clinical trial FOCUS (CarFilzOmib for AdvanCed Refractory MUltiple Myeloma European Study) did not meet its primary endpoint of improving overall survival (OS) (HR=0.975, 95 percent CI, 0.760, 1.249). The 315-patient, open-label study evaluated single-agent Kyprolis(®) (carfilzomib) for Injection...

2014-08-11 12:28:18

Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies being asked to adopt common principles re biosimilars on patient safety, lobbying and business partnerships. DETROIT, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition of 19 institutional investors representing $430 billion in assets commends Amgen and Novartis for support of a set of investor principles to guide corporate boards on policy and oversight responsibilities related to biosimilar activities. The principles, included in the coalition's Investor...

2014-08-04 08:27:13

Kyprolis Helped Patients Live 8.7 Months Longer Without Their Disease Worsening THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and its subsidiary, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that a planned interim analysis demonstrated that the Phase 3 clinical trial ASPIRE (CArfilzomib, Lenalidomide, and DexamethaSone versus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone for the treatment of PatIents with Relapsed Multiple MyEloma) met its...

2014-07-28 12:27:31

DUBLIN, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 RA is a chronic disease that leads to inflammation and pain in the human body's joints such as wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles. In addition, it causes inflammation of the tissues that surround the joints and in other organs. The symptoms of RA begin slowly,...

2014-07-25 16:22:59

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced that its Board of Directors today declared a $0.61 per share dividend for the third quarter of 2014. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 5, 2014, to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on Aug. 14, 2014. About AmgenAmgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative...

2014-07-25 04:21:37

WHIPPANY, N.J. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., an Amgen subsidiary (NASDAQ: AMGN), today announced that an investigational Phase 3 trial of NEXAVAR(®) (sorafenib) tablets in patients with advanced breast cancer did not meet its primary endpoint of improving progression-free survival (PFS). The study, called RESILIENCE, evaluated the efficacy and safety of sorafenib in combination with capecitabine, an...

2014-07-24 16:26:54

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that it will report its second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after the close of the U.S. financial markets. The announcement will be followed by a conference call with the investment community at 2 p.m. PT. Participating in the call from Amgen will be Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer, and other members of Amgen's senior management team. Live audio of...

2014-07-21 12:25:25

PORTLAND, Oregon, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global biosimilars/follow-on-biologics market (types, applications and geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", suggests that the global biosimilars market would reach $35 billion by 2020 from the estimated $1.3 billion in 2013. Deeper penetration with clearer...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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