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2010-06-04 00:23:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today 18-month results (median follow-up) showing that Tasigna® (nilotinib) capsules significantly surpass the efficacy of Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) tablets* in adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase(1). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-06-02 00:29:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC), a US subsidiary of Novartis AG, today announced that nearly 170 abstracts highlighting investigational uses of current therapies and investigational agents in the Novartis Oncology portfolio will be presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) from June 4 through June 8 in Chicago, IL (1). These data include results with Tasigna®...

2010-05-19 12:15:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC), a US subsidiary of Novartis AG, strongly disputes the claims of past discrimination in the sales force during the period of 2002 to 2007. The jury decided against the Novartis US affiliate on plaintiffs' pay, promotion and pregnancy claims, awarding USD 3.3 million in compensatory damages for testifying witnesses and USD 250 million in punitive damages. "We are disappointed in the jury's verdict....

2010-02-22 07:19:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced that Menveo® (Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine), a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135 in people 11 to 55 years of age(1). To view the multimedia assets...

2010-02-19 00:32:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that Tasigna® (nilotinib) 200 mg capsules has been granted priority review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase. FDA priority review status is granted to therapies that offer major advances in treatment or provide a treatment where no adequate therapy...

2010-01-11 00:27:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced that Fanapt(TM) (iloperidone) tablets are now available for use across the US for the acute treatment of schizophrenia in adults. Fanapt is a twice-daily, oral antipsychotic, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2009. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/novartis/41871/ "Schizophrenia remains one of the most debilitating and...

2009-12-09 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI; TSX: QLT) ("QLT" or the "Company") welcomed the 6-month results from the Novartis-sponsored EVEREST study which were presented during a scientific review today by Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. EVEREST is the first multi-center, double-masked, indocyanine green angiography (ICG-A) -guided randomized controlled trial with an angiographic treatment outcome designed to assess the effect of Visudyne(R) (verteporfin photodynamic...

2009-12-08 08:29:00

FRIMLEY, England, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- - Nilotinib Surpassed imatinib in Key Measures of Treatment Effectiveness in the Trial, in Patients With Newly-Diagnosed Disease(1) - At 12-Months, Significantly Fewer Patients Progressed to Later Stages of the Disease on nilotinib (300mg Twice-Daily and 400mg Twice-Daily) Than on imatinib 400mg Once-Daily(1) - Nilotinib was Generally Well Tolerated; Only a Small Number of Patients Discontinued Due to Adverse Events(1) -...

2009-12-08 08:15:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In a large Phase III clinical trial, Tasigna® (nilotinib) 200 mg capsules demonstrated greater efficacy over Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) tablets* in the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase(1). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2009-11-12 00:45:00

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced the availability of Prevacid®24HR (lansoprazole delayed-release capsules 15 mg/acid reducer) over-the-counter in pharmacies and retail stores across the US to treat frequent heartburn. Prevacid®24HR received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in May 2009. It is the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) for the treatment of frequent heartburn in its...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.