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2008-09-05 12:00:00

Due to heightened concerns over a side effect that can leave users prone to infection, the FDA has flexed its new powers to impose safety warnings on anti-TNF drugs. However, Datamonitor believes that while this action may raise awareness of the side effect, it will not affect drug uptake in the many patients with autoimmune diseases that find relief in these therapies. The FDA has exercised its new authority, under the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAA) of 2007, to demand...

2008-08-19 12:01:01

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. Stakeholder Opinions: Novel Therapeutic Approaches in Cardiovascular Medicine - Lack of market prospects for biologics expose an opportunity for cell and gene therapies...

2008-08-13 15:00:00

The FDA has warned of the risk of injection site reactions to Vivitrol, a once-monthly injection drug for the treatment of alcohol dependence. However, due to the considerable adverse health consequences related to alcohol dependence, along with the limited number of prescription drugs available, Datamonitor does not expect Vivitrol to experience a substantial downturn in sales. Vivitrol (extended release naltrexone from Alkermes/Cephalon), an opioid antagonist launched in June 2006 for the...

2008-08-13 12:00:44

While economists are debating whether China will be able to escape the grasp of the post-Olympics slump that is so commonly seen in host economies, economic indicators already suggest a worsening business climate for the manufacturing industry. Datamonitor believes that, as a result, Chinese manufacturers' IT budgets will be redistributed in order to focus on cost-centric initiatives. With the Beijing 2008 Olympics well underway, increased attention has been given to the aftereffects that...

2008-08-11 09:01:04

The air cargo industry is looking at an increasingly bleak horizon, as slowing global growth and trade, coupled with rising fuel costs, are causing significant revisions to the expected market profitability for the year. Action must be taken now to combat these conditions and ensure long-term survival, and Datamonitor believes that there are three potential solutions that companies could follow. The economic climate has certainly taken a turn for the worse over the past 12 months. At the...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. Stakeholder Insight: Asthma - Over-prescribing is common in intermittent and mild forms of asthma http://www.reportlinker.com/p091764/Stakeholder-Insight-Asthma---Over-prescribing-is-common-in-intermittent-and-mild-forms-of-asthma.html Introduction Asthma is managed using a step-wise approach, with bronchodilators to relieve symptoms of airflow...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. Commercial and Pipeline Insight: Vaccines for Adults and the Elderly - New blockbuster opportunities ahead http://www.reportlinker.com/p091765/Commercial-and-Pipeline-Insight-Vaccines-for-Adults-and-the-Elderly---New-blockbuster-opportunities-ahead.html Introduction Vaccines have re-emerged as successful revenue generators for Big Pharma, with...

2008-08-01 12:00:38

IBM has reached an agreement to acquire iLog, the French company best known for its business rules management products. The agreement will accelerate the consolidation of the business rules management systems market, and raise intriguing questions regarding IBM's enterprise software portfolio and the impact of macroeconomic conditions on business rules management systems specialists. IBM and iLog have announced an agreement under which IBM is due to tender an offer to acquire iLog for E10...

2008-07-24 12:01:22

Clinical decision support tools, technologies that provide information to aid the diagnosis and treatment of patients, are set to make dramatic changes to the practice of medicine, according to a new report by Datamonitor. However, the report also predicts that aspects of medical culture will prove barriers to adoption. Clinical intelligence solutions are predicted to be the next major trend in clinical decision support (CDS) tools, followed by patient-centric and diagnosis-related CDS....

2008-07-09 06:00:38

The FDA is close to adding a black box warning to epilepsy drugs after a safety review showed that they increase patients' risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior. Datamonitor believes that, rather than impacting sales of such drugs for the treatment of epilepsy, the warning will represent a greater threat to sales of these drugs for indications where alternative drug classes are available. The FDA has analyzed data from 199 placebo-controlled trials of 11 epilepsy drugs involving a total of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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