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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'...

2010-09-16 12:12:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, and Tarrot Laboratories, a business unit of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, today announced the execution of an exclusive research collaboration and license agreement. The collaboration will focus on identifying genetic or serologic markers associated with clinical responses to anti-TNF therapies such as Cimzia®, Humira® and...

2010-08-31 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends has released the third and final wave of LaunchTrends®: ACTEMRA. Actemra (tocilizumab), marketed by Roche-Genentech, is the first humanized IL-6 receptor inhibitor agent approved for moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with an inadequate response to one or more TNF-alpha inhibitors. This report is derived from on-line survey responses from 75 rheumatologists and qualitative interviews with a subset of the...

2010-08-09 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- New study findings showed that a majority of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who had a previous response to STELARA® (ustekinumab) sustained a clinical response for up to three years with continued treatment regardless of their body weight. Investigators also presented findings from an integrated safety analysis that included data from one Phase 2 and three Phase 3 trials in which treatment with STELARA demonstrated a...

2010-08-05 16:18:43

Biological agents may play an important role in maintaining remission in Crohn's disease, according to two new studies in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. "Post-surgical recurrence of Crohn's disease occurs very frequently. Unfortunately, none of the traditional drugs used to treat the naturally occurring disease has really shown a clear-cut benefit in this situation," said Dario R. Sorrentino, MD,...

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,...

2010-07-30 13:30:29

Reported cancers are uncommon in children, associated with immunosuppression The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received reports of malignancies in children using tumor necrosis factor a (TNF) blockers, raising concerns of an associated risk and prompting an investigation. Researchers from the FDA set out to identify all reports of malignancy in children using infliximab, etanercept, and adalimumab and their report is published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal...

2010-07-06 13:44:19

Scientists associated with VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and Ghent University (UGent) have discovered that A20 protein plays an important protective role in diseases associated with chronic bowel inflammation. This makes A20 into a promising therapeutic target for the development of new anti-inflammatory drugs. Chronic bowel inflammation Inflammation is a normal protective reaction against tissue damage and infection. This immune response is very specific and only possible after...

2010-06-29 09:48:00

PLYMOUTH, Minn., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Infusion Center expanded from its previous space at West Health by opening a new infusion center at the City Center Professional Building in Plymouth for patients receiving infusion therapy. Midwest Infusion Center is a unique treatment center designed for patients to receive complex therapies in a safe, comfortable and non-clinical setting. The team, staffed with physicians and registered nurses who are experts in infusion therapy, works...

2010-06-02 04:30:00

LOS ANGELES, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies suggest that excess levels of a protein associated with inflammation, TNF, may produce cognitive decline. TNF regulates both inflammation and brain function. TNF is elevated in the blood in many autoimmune diseases, and in the fluid surrounding the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The new studies, from medical centers in Taiwan and the Netherlands, examined cognitive function in patients with either of two autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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