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2010-11-26 01:18:00

ROCKLAND, Mass., Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended its review period for Cladribine Tablets as a therapy for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) by three months to February 28, 2011. The FDA granted Priority Review status for Cladribine Tablets in July of 2010, reducing the standard 10-month review period to six months, which was set to end on...

2010-11-02 08:13:00

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. has released a syndicated report focused on the management and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the US. ChartTrends®: Multiple Sclerosis is an annual publication based on patient level data collected on 1,000 MS patients being treated with disease modifying agents (DMAs). In addition to helping to define the DMA-treated MS patient (demographics, co-morbidities, concomitant medications,...

2010-09-22 00:30:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Novartis announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the oral multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment Gilenya(TM) (fingolimod) 0.5 mg daily, a first-line treatment for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis - the most common forms of the disease. The FDA approval makes Gilenya the first oral treatment indicated for relapsing forms of MS available in the US. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2010-09-21 14:08:00

Recipients voted highest-scoring medical journal ads by over 4,600 MDs MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Medical Media (AMM) presented The Doctors' Choice Awards to the highest-scoring medical journal advertisements Thursday, September 16, 2010. The Doctors' Choice Awards, an annual study developed by AMM, researches physician attitudes toward product advertising through web-based surveying of 325 advertisements in 21 specialties from the 86 most...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

ROCKLAND, Mass. and NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMD Serono, Inc. and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that MS LifeLines, an educational and support service which includes a call center, has achieved a milestone in servicing one million in-bound calls since its inception in 2002. MS LifeLines is sponsored by EMD Serono, Inc. an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Inc. The service is available to the multiple sclerosis (MS) community, including...

2010-07-28 02:38:00

ROCKLAND, Mass., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) for Cladribine Tablets as a therapy for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The application also has been granted a Priority Review designation by the FDA, which means the review period for the NDA is reduced. The goal for completing a Priority Review is six...

2010-04-26 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends is pleased to announce the publication of a new syndicated report, TreatmentTrends: Multiple Sclerosis. This report covers the use of disease-modifying agents (DMAs) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as attitudes and perceptions toward these products, advantages and disadvantages, ideal patient types, barriers to growth and expected future use. In addition, respondents were queried about their awareness of and interest in...

2010-04-19 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that early lines of therapy for the treatment of multiple sclerosis are dominated by Teva's Copaxone and Biogen Idec's Avonex, an interferon-beta (IFN-beta) agent. According to surveyed neurologists, Copaxone's superior side-effect profile, particularly the lack of flu-like symptoms, is a key driver of its first-line...

2010-01-21 00:30:00

ROCKLAND, Mass., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today the online publication of the results from the CLARITY(1) Phase III trial using Cladribine Tablets (EMD Serono's proprietary investigational oral formulation of cladribine) in The New England Journal of Medicine(2). The CLARITY study was a two-year (96-week), randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trial of Cladribine Tablets in 1,326 people with...

2010-01-11 11:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. announces the release of the Wave One LaunchTrends(®): EXTAVIA report. The survey was completed by U.S. Neurologists (n=76) in November and December 2009, approximately one month following the launch of Novartis' Extavia (Interferon beta 1b). Awareness of Extavia is relatively high but familiarity is more moderate. Over one-third of current Extavia users indicate this newest agent will be a likely...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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