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2012-09-11 04:20:06

Tokyo, Sept 11, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it will launch the anti-rheumatic agent Careram(R) (iguratimod) in Japan on September 12 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Careram, jointly developed in Japan by Eisai and Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. from the Phase III clinical development stage, was approved by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in June of this year and was subsequently listed on the National Health Insurance Drug Price...

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2012-08-25 09:06:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A Massachusetts-based bio-pharmaceutical company is developing a new treatment for autoimmune diseases from a parasite found in pig feces, Reuters writer Toni Clarke reported on Friday. Coronado Biosciences, based in the town of Burlington, is currently working on a new drug consisting of thousands of microscopic parasite eggs removed from the droppings of the large-snouted, hoofed mammals, Clarke said. The eggs are...

2012-08-21 23:21:50

The research relates to a family of molecules firstly discovered in Melbourne that applied to blood cell development. One of these, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor or GM-CSF, acts as a messenger between cells acting at a site of inflammation. Professor John Hamilton has posed the question: could blocking GM-CSF action lead to a new treatment for inflammatory diseases? In experimental models of rheumatoid arthritis, Professor Hamilton and Dr Andrew Cook had previously shown...

2012-08-09 12:46:52

Might be potential trigger and/or help sustain inflammation suggest researchers Gum disease is not only four times as common among patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis as it is among their healthy peers, but it also tends to be more severe, indicates a small study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The researchers base their findings on 91 adults with confirmed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and a comparison group of 93 healthy people, matched for...


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