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2009-03-16 08:30:00

Application Includes Data from a Comparative Trial in Anterior Uveitis TAMPA, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirion Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking market approval of Durezol(TM) (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05% to treat endogenous anterior uveitis has been accepted for review. Durezol, developed and marketed by Sirion Therapeutics, was approved by the FDA in June...

2008-11-03 12:00:26

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirion Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic-focused biopharmaceutical company, announced today that studies of two investigational drugs in development for treatment of potentially blinding eye diseases will be presented at upcoming ophthalmology meetings: At the American Uveitis Society's annual invitational meeting (November 9, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta), preliminary results will be presented from an anterior uveitis trial that...

2008-10-14 09:00:11

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirion Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic-focused biopharmaceutical company, announced today preliminary results from a pivotal anterior uveitis trial that compared Durezol(TM) (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05% dosed four times daily (QID) to Pred Forte(R) (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) 1%, dosed eight times daily. Durezol is a topical ophthalmic corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of inflammation and pain...

2008-10-06 09:00:09

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirion Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic-focused biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Durezol(TM) (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05% is now commercially available. Durezol, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June 2008, is a topical ophthalmic corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of inflammation and pain associated with ocular surgery. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2008-02-07 03:00:13

By Watkins, Jean AT A GLANCE BACTERIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS Presentation * Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by bacteria, virus or allergy or associated with foreign body. * Bacteria involved are commonly Staphylococcus, Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemophilus influenza. * More often Gram-negative bacteria in patients with contact lens. * Eye feels gritty (allergic conjunctivitis is itchy). * Watering of the eye discharge may be yellow/white and mucopurulent....

2004-11-28 06:00:06

Q MY seven-year-old daughter has vitiligo. This started when she was three and has now spread to her knees, back and arms. What can be done about this? A VITILIGO is a distressing condition which causes patches of depigmented (very pale) skin and hair. It is what Michael Jackson says caused his skin to fade. In most cases we don't know why it happens, although it is linked to conditions such as Addison's disease, diabetes, pernicious anaemia and thyroid problems and can sometimes be...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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