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2011-07-01 15:59:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily Arcapta(TM) Neohaler(TM) (indacaterol inhalation powder) 75 mcg for the long-term maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Arcapta is not indicated for acute deteriorations of COPD or to treat asthma. To view the...

2011-06-05 08:10:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced new data today showing a significant improvement in both recurrence-free survival and overall survival for patients taking Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate)* tablets for three years after surgery to remove KIT (CD117)-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors (KIT+ GIST) compared to one year of treatment. These data will be presented at the 47th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) plenary session on...

2011-06-01 00:24:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Novartis") will showcase data from 140 abstracts on its current oncology products and investigational agents at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). These data underscore the company's commitment to developing treatments to improve the lives of patients with cancer. "Through our commitment to R&D and collaborations with the scientific and patient communities,...

2011-05-25 00:30:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today results of two pivotal Phase III trials in patients with severe gouty arthritis, showing that ACZ885 (canakinumab) provided superior pain relief and reduced the risk of suffering new attacks by up to 68% compared to an injectable steroid (triamcinolone acetonide, TA) used to treat gouty arthritis attacks(1,2). ACZ885 is an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody. The studies involved more than 450 gouty...

2011-04-11 08:30:00

CHICAGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Alcon Inc. (NYSE: ACL), Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS), Lazard Ltd. (NYSE: LAZ), Celgene Corporation (Nasdaq: CELG) and Elan Corporation (NYSE: ELN). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Get the...

2011-04-11 00:30:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis demonstrated that Gilenya(TM) (fingolimod) reduced the risk of disability progression in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), regardless of treatment history. This analysis of the phase III two-year FREEDOMS study is one of 11 abstracts on Gilenya being presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). "In developing Gilenya, Novartis initiated a large clinical trial...

2011-03-08 19:25:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An advisory committee recommended today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve QAB149 (indacaterol) 75 mcg in the US as a once-daily long-term maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. The committee voted 13 to four in favor of recommending approval of the 75 mcg dose. The advisory committee also...

2011-02-19 13:51:00

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoptix, Inc. (Nasdaq: GXDX) announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") providing for the settlement of the putative class action lawsuits currently pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, San Diego County (the "Court") - captioned (1) Page v. Genoptix, Inc., Case No. 37-2011-00050762-CU-BT-NC, (2) Schwitters v. Genoptix, Inc., Case No. 37-2011-00050783-CU-BT-NC and (3) The George Leon...

2011-02-09 16:10:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a study today that shows Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets plus best supportive care (BSC) more than doubled progression-free survival (PFS), or time without tumor growth, versus placebo plus BSC in patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET)(1). Data from the study, RADIANT-3 (RAD001 In Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors), were first presented last year at...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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