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2011-06-28 00:00:33

This report provides perspective on the MS landscape in light of Merck Serono's decision to discontinue development and marketing of cladribine for MS. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 MedPredict Market Research, a global provider of pharmaceutical competitive intelligence and market research, has published a new report entitled "Thought Leader Insight & Analysis: Multiple Sclerosis," designed to provide critical strategic insight for pharma and biotech companies with a stake in the...

2011-04-15 08:14:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The drug laquinimod reduced the number of instances in relapses for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) in a long-term, phase III clinical study involving 1,106 participants with relapsing-remitting MS in 24 countries. Participants in the study received either a once-daily oral dose of 0.6 milligrams of laquinimod or a matching placebo for exactly two years. 80 percent of those taking laquinimod and 77 percent of those taking the placebo completed the two-year...

2011-02-02 09:59:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a crippling disease that eats away at the joints and causes severe pain and swelling, aren't receiving their much-needed, low-cost drugs that prevent deformity. Despite medical guidelines recommending that patients receive early and aggressive treatment for rheumatoid arthritis with these medications, only 63 percent of Medicare-managed care patients diagnosed with the disease received any amount of the prescription drugs, according to...

2010-09-29 06:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that it has earned $25 million from AstraZeneca for the fulfillment of two major milestones in the agreement the two companies have regarding the clinical development of fostamatinib (R788), a novel oral syk inhibitor. The first milestone is for initiation of the phase 3 clinical program with fostamatinib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that was announced by...

2010-09-28 19:04:52

Study shows biologic agents can be reserved for treatment-resistant patients A study conducted at Copenhagen University Hospital showed that treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), glucocorticoids, biologic agents, or a combination of agents significantly reduced radiographic evidence of joint destruction, with a relative effect of 48%󈞴% as compared with placebo. A direct comparison between the...

2010-06-24 13:57:14

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) should be used early and aggressively at the first sign of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The results of an 11-year trial, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy, demonstrate that active treatment from the very beginning pays off, even in the long run. Dr Vappu Rantalaiho, from Tampere University Hospital, Finland, worked with a team of researchers to study radiologic progression in 195 patients with RA....

2010-06-10 19:15:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, an advisory committee of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended approval of FTY720 (fingolimod) for the treatment of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the disease. The FDA has the option of seeking the advice of one of its advisory committees as it reviews and decides whether to approve a new treatment. The committee voted unanimously that FTY720 demonstrated substantial efficacy in...

2010-05-19 10:45:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Pharma, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines for pain-related diseases and chronic inflammation, today announced interim results from a pilot clinical study showing that LODOTRA® (modified release prednisone tablet) chronotherapy may improve asthma control and asthma-related quality of life when added to standard asthma therapy in patients...

2009-08-19 06:25:00

JAMESBURG, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Phytomedics Inc. today announced the publication of the results of a 6 month, Phase 2b clinical trial with an extract of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF) to be developed as PMI-001, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, in the August 18, 2009 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. In an article entitled "Comparison of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F versus Sulfasalazine in the Treatment of Rheumatoid," the TwHF extract or thundergod vine was...

2009-06-04 07:00:00

- Results of Phase III clinical studies highlight benefits of ACTEMRA as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis - NUTLEY, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced that oral and poster presentations highlighting results from the extensive multi-national ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) clinical development program will be presented at the 10th Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), which will take place June 10-13, 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The studies evaluate...


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