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2010-11-03 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, Abbott/Eisai's Humira has emerged as the market leader, garnering sales of more than $500 million in 2009 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan. Despite Humira's later entry to the psoriatic arthritis market behind that of...

2010-10-05 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues finds that, in the ulcerative colitis drug market, modest growth of $800 million though 2019 will be driven by the uptake of Abbott/Eisai's Humira, Centocor Ortho Biotech/Merck/Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma/Janssen's Simponi and Millennium's vedolizumab in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan. The...

2010-09-22 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that while Amgen/Stiefel/Pfizer's Enbrel is the most popular biologic across all lines of therapy for psoriasis treatment in newly diagnosed patients, Abbott's Humira is gaining increasing use as a first-line biologic at Enbrel's expense. According to the new report entitled Treatment Algorithms in Psoriasis, dermatologists'...

2010-08-02 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that 63 percent of surveyed U.S. gastroenterologists prescribe Abbott's Humira off-label for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. According to the new report entitled Treatment Algorithms in Ulcerative Colitis, surveyed gastroenterologists most often prescribe Humira for ulcerative colitis for patients with loss of response,...

2010-05-02 23:01:00

LONDON, May 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira will replace Lipitor as the world's biggest-selling drug in 2016, but a familiar name, Pfizer, will still be the biggest seller of medicines after the patent cliff according to the World Preview 2016 report published today by EvaluatePharma, the premier provider of pharma and biotech analysis. The cancer treatment Avastin had been widely expected to emerge as the biggest blockbuster drug following patent...

2010-04-21 06:42:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. Diluted earnings per share, excluding specified items, were $0.81, reflecting 11.0 percent growth, at the high end of Abbott's previously issued guidance range of $0.79 to $0.81. Excluding an unfavorable $0.03 per share impact from U.S. health care reform, first quarter ongoing earnings per share would have been $0.84, up 15.1 percent....

2010-04-07 11:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed gastroenterologists estimate that (assuming no new data on adverse events emerge) they will treat fewer Crohn's disease patients with Centocor Ortho Biotech/Merck/Mitsubishi Tanabe's Remicade by the end of 2010, while the percentage of biologics-treated patients receiving Abbott/Eisai's Humira will increase to 36...

2010-03-23 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed dermatologists view Abbott/Eisai's Humira as the most efficacious therapy for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. Thirty-two percent of surveyed dermatologists selected Humira as the most efficacious, followed by Centocor Ortho Biotech/Merck/Mitsubishi Tanabe's Remicade (29 percent). The current sales...

2010-01-27 06:46:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2009. Diluted earnings per share, excluding specified items, were $1.18, reflecting 11.3 percent growth, at the high end of Abbott's previous forecast. Diluted earnings per share under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) were $0.98, up 10.1 percent. Worldwide sales increased 10.6 percent to nearly $8.8 billion, including a...

2009-12-09 07:06:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that compared to last year's analysis of U.S. patient-level claims data, TNF-alpha inhibitors are being used more often to treat newly diagnosed patients suffering from Crohn's disease. Three times as many newly diagnosed second-line patients received a TNF-alpha inhibitor versus one year ago (15.2 percent versus 5.6...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.