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Latest Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Stories

2010-12-05 15:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced the final results from a 5-year open-label extension study investigating the long-term efficacy and safety of Nplate® (romiplostim) in adult chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Chronic ITP is a serious autoimmune disorder characterized by low platelet counts in the blood (thrombocytopenia), which can lead to serious bleeding events. The complete data,...

2010-12-02 15:18:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that it will present data from several key Nplate® (romiplostim) studies at the 52nd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), Dec. 4-7, 2010, in Orlando, Fla. Results from six studies evaluating Nplate in adult patients with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) add to the growing body of data supporting the use of...

2010-11-11 18:35:44

Study first to show that drug reduces risk of dangerous bleeding, need for spleen removal A new study finds that an FDA-approved drug to treat the rare autoimmune disorder immune thromobocytopenia (ITP) is more effective than earlier medical therapies in helping patients avoid surgical treatment and significantly improving their quality of life. The paper in the Nov. 11 New England Journal of Medicine reports that treatment with romiplostim, which mimics the effects of a growth factor that...

2010-11-10 16:04:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced the publication of results from the first open-label study to compare Nplate(® )(romiplostim) treatment to standard of care therapies (SOC) in non-splenectomized adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). The study results, which were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), show that both the incidence of treatment failure and need...

2010-10-14 09:22:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK , N.C., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Talecris Biotherapeutics (Nasdaq: TLCR) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gamunex®-C (Immune Globulin Injection [Human], 10% Caprylate/Chromatography Purified) for subcutaneous administration in the treatment of primary immunodeficiency (PI). The newly approved Gamunex-C provides both the intravenous route of administration and a new subcutaneous route of...

2010-10-07 00:00:00

ISTANBUL, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Privigen®, the first and only 10% liquid intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy stabilized with proline, is effective and well tolerated in patients with several primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, according to data presented today at the XIVth Meeting of the European Society for Immunodeficiencies. Results also demonstrate that Privigen offers significant protection against infection. In a separate observational study, patients...

2010-04-27 15:47:00

ATLANTA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In appreciation of the extraordinary service nurses provide daily, Cinnabon and The DAISY Foundation are celebrating National Nurses Week by offering these professionals a free Cinnabon Classic Roll when they show their healthcare badges at participating bakeries May 6-12, 2010*. "Nurses always put others before themselves, so we're happy to thank them for their constant 'WOW' service," said Gary Bales, Cinnabon president. "We also commend The DAISY...

2010-04-20 17:39:00

Readers are referred to the cautionary notes regarding Forward-looking information at the end of this release Listed TSX, Symbol: CNJ TORONTO and WINNIPEG, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cangene Corporation today reports that it has signed a new agreement with Baxter Healthcare Corporation under which Cangene assumes the commercialization rights to WinRho(R) SDF (Rho(D) Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)) for the U.S. market. Cangene and Baxter have mutually agreed to terminate an...

2010-04-19 07:31:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to extend the shelf life for Privigen®, Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid, from 24 to 36 months. The approval makes Privigen the first liquid intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in the U.S. that can be stored at room temperature throughout its entire 36-month shelf life....

2010-04-12 10:07:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc., today announced results of a new survey showing that Gamunex® (Immune Globulin Intravenous [Human], 10% Caprylate/Chromatography Purified) is the preferred immune globulin intravenous (IGIV) among neurologists who indicated a brand preference. In the survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive® on behalf of Talecris, neurologists selected Gamunex over...


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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