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2012-05-07 13:26:18

Study shows Avastin has similar effect to Lucentis in treating most common cause of blindness in the developed world The one year results from a study into whether two drug treatments (Lucentis and Avastin), are equally effective in treating neovascular or wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), have been reported today at an international research meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Wet AMD is a common cause of loss of vision in older people. In the UK, around 70 per cent of...

2012-05-01 21:25:08

American Health Assistance Foundation Calls for Greater Investment in Research to Halt Eye Disease This week, the second-year results of an important clinical trial on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), known as the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trials (or CATT), were published in the journal Ophthalmology. Researchers found that two drugs known as Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab), commonly used to treat the wet form of AMD, were similarly effective in maintaining...

2012-04-30 15:59:49

Year 2 results corroborate initial findings that 2 medications provide strikingly similar results Two drugs commonly used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) yield similar improvements in vision for patients receiving treatments on a monthly or as-needed basis, according to a study from researchers at the Center for Preventive Ophthalmology and Biostatistics (CPOB) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The year-two results of the Comparison of...

2012-04-30 15:40:34

At two years, Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab injection), two widely used drugs to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), improve vision when administered monthly or on an as needed basis, although greater improvements in vision were seen with monthly administration for this common, debilitating eye disease, according to researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. Of the two drugs, Avastin is most frequently used to treat AMD. However, prior to the...

2012-04-18 22:05:24

Special session at the 2012 ARVO Annual Meeting ARVO is pleased to host a presentation of the one-year results from the U.K.'s Inhibition of VEGF in Age-related Choroidal Neovascularisation (IVAN) study and the two-year results of the Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT) trial. These two multicenter randomized clinical trials, sponsored by the National Institute of Health Research in the United Kingdom and the National Eye Institute, respectively,...

More Fake Cancer Drugs Make Their Way To America
2012-04-04 11:27:07

Another batch of counterfeit Avastin, a cancer fighting drug, has been discovered in the United States. The new batch of counterfeit drugs discovered in the US was purchased in Turkey and shipped through Britain, officials said on Wednesday. Though the business in between Turkey and the US is different this time around, this shipping pattern closely resembles an earlier episode. The fake version of the Roche Genentech drug was first discovered in February and was received by as many as 19...


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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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