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2010-02-18 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that Stuart Grant, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BioCryst, plans to speak as a participant on the Biodefense Panel at RBC Capital Market's Healthcare Conference in New York on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Links to a live audio Web cast and replay of the panel discussion may be accessed on the BioCryst Web site at...

2010-02-16 14:41:44

An increased dosage of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for patients with critical illness is unlikely to be required in the treatment of pandemic (H1N1) influenza, contrary to current international guidelines, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommend that all critically ill patients should be treated with Tamiflu and if the patient was unresponsive to standard doses or critically ill, a higher dose should be considered. The...

2010-02-02 06:08:00

LOURES, Portugal, February 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hovione is announcing the filing of a new drug application in Japan by its licensee Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd. for the influenza drug CS-8958, which is delivered using Hovione's TwinCaps(R) inhaler. Being pre-filled, disposable and low-cost, TwinCaps(R) was specifically developed for the influenza indication and may thus be used for inhaled drug delivery to the lung in other acute indications, such as bacterial or viral infections. Since...

2010-02-01 18:10:32

A targeted program of preventive antiviral medication, combined with the use of hand sanitizers and surface decontamination, was associated with containing the spread of the H1N1 virus in a summer camp setting, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the April print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Since spring 2009, millions of Americans have been infected with the novel influenza A(H1N1) virus and thousands...

2010-02-01 09:50:00

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Romark Laboratories announced that it has initiated enrollment of patients in a clinical trial of Alinia® (nitazoxanide) for treating acute uncomplicated influenza including illness caused by the currently circulating H1N1 strain. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100201/FL47022 ) The clinical trial is being conducted in approximately 25 sites across the United States and is expected to enroll 440 adult patients with...

2010-01-26 08:24:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that its partner, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. will launch RAPIACTA, intravenous (i.v.) peramivir anti-viral, to treat patients with influenza in Japan, on January 27, 2010. An English version of Shionogi's press release announcing this launch is available on the web at: http://www.shionogi.co.jp/ir_en/news/detail/e_100126.pdf On January 13, 2010, Shionogi received the world's...

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2010-01-14 11:43:26

Scientists have developed an alternative method for producing the active ingredient in Tamiflu®, the mainstay for fighting H1N1 and other forms of influenza. The new process could expand availability of the drug by reducing its cost, which now retails for as about $8 per dose. Their study is in ACS' Organic Letters, a bi-weekly journal. Anqi Chen, Christina Chai and colleagues note that the global pandemic of H1N1 has resulted in millions of infected cases worldwide and...

2010-01-13 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that its partner, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. has received marketing and manufacturing approval for intravenous (i.v.) peramivir to treat patients with influenza in Japan. Shionogi intends to commercially launch peramivir under the commercial name RAPIACTA in Japan, pending the product's National Health Insurance (NHI) price listing. As a result of this approval, BioCryst will...

2010-01-12 06:00:00

MEXICO CITY and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- moksha8 and BioCryst today announced that moksha8 has been granted approval from COFEPRIS (The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk) in Mexico for the importation and use of peramivir in patients with influenza associated with the 2009 H1N1 influenza A strain. moksha8 has also filed for regulatory approval of peramivir in Brazil. Peramivir is the only intravenous (i.v.) antiviral that is currently...

2010-01-12 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that moksha8 has been granted approval from COFEPRIS (The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk) in Mexico for the importation and use of peramivir in patients with influenza associated with the 2009 H1N1 influenza A strain. moksha8 has informed BioCryst that it has also filed for regulatory approval of peramivir in Brazil. Peramivir is the only...