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2009-06-19 00:17:31

Twenty-seven percent of multiple sclerosis patients are declining to fill their prescriptions, U.S. researchers said. The survey, conducted by pharmacy benefits manager Prime Therapeutics, says the survey indicates patients with an out-of-pocket expense greater than $250 were seven times more likely to decline to fill their prescription than patients with an out-of-pocket cost of $100 or less. The study concludes that the increase in the number of patients who decline to fill their MS...

2009-05-27 06:42:00

- New national survey reveals insights on treatment of disease, psychosocial burden, and delays in starting treatment ROCKLAND, Mass. and NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, in collaboration with EMD Serono, today released findings from a nationwide GfK Roper survey, "MS Viewpoints: Understanding the Outlook on Emerging Therapies" in conjunction with the first-ever World MS Day. The MS Viewpoints survey compared the perspectives of neurologists, MS...

2009-04-15 08:46:00

Only 39 Percent of Newly Diagnosed Patients Receive a Drug Within One Year of Their First Diagnosis, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed neurologists anticipate that less than 30 percent of their use of emerging oral agents --- Merck Serono's oral cladribine, Novartis/Mitsubishi Pharma's...

2009-03-30 07:00:00

- Supports US Drug Discovery Activities in Neurodegenerative Diseases- ROCKLAND, Mass., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc. announced today that it will open a site in Cambridge, Massachusetts to support its growing Research function. The Cambridge laboratory space will accommodate EMD Serono's US drug discovery activities in neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), which will augment the company's existing US research in oncology and fertility. EMD Serono expects...

2009-03-18 06:00:00

-- EMD Serono and Fast Forward agree to work together to speed research development on a select group of high potential MS research projects with support of up to $19 million in funding ROCKLAND, Mass. and NEW YORK, March 18/PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany, and Fast Forward, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, today announced a collaborative partnership to evaluate and fund promising multiple sclerosis (MS)...

2009-02-24 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambrx Inc, and Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced a global strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize Ambrx's ARX424 preclinical product candidate for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. ARX424 was created by Ambrx through the application of its proprietary protein optimization technology, ReCODE(TM). This second collaboration between the two companies follows a previous agreement announced in 2007 to...

2009-02-04 07:00:00

Tysabri is Decision Resources' Gold Standard Through 2017 for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that an oral disease-modifying therapy for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis would earn a 50 percent patient share in Europe and a 40 percent patient share in the United States,...

2008-10-29 09:00:36

Theratechnologies (TSX: TH) and EMD Serono Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA , Darmstadt Germany, today announced they have entered into a collaboration and licensing agreement for the exclusive commercialization rights to tesamorelin in the United States for the treatment of excess abdominal fat in HIV patients with lipodystrophy. Theratechnologies retains all tesamorelin commercialization rights outside of the US. This announcement marks the end of the strategic review process initially...

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2008-10-23 15:56:08

A drug developed for patients with leukemia also appears to regenerate brain cells and reverse the effects of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, British researchers said on Wednesday. Bayer AG and Genzyme Corp's alemtuzumab, marketed under the brand name Campath, showed long-term improvement in disability in a three-year study, said Alasdair Cole, a neurologist at the University of Cambridge. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system damages the central...

2008-10-23 12:00:00

Genzyme and Bayer have reported Phase II study results demonstrating the potential of alemtuzumab in treatment-naive MS patients. Although the product's efficacy is now established, two recently initiated Phase III trials will reveal whether alemtuzumab should be used as an early treatment or if safety issues will restrict it to patients who continue to relapse on currently approved MS therapies. Results from the final three-year analysis of the 334-patient CAMMS223 study showed that...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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