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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...

2011-01-26 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC) will convene April 4-6, 2011 in Washington D.C. with more than 1,800 health care leaders to address the challenges of health care cost, quality and delivery. This multi-stakeholder event presents leading-edge case studies and best practices from all industry sectors, including Fortune 500 companies, insurers, hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical and biotech executives, academics, analysts and...

2010-12-22 15:05:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Novartis announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amturnide (aliskiren, amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets for the treatment of high blood pressure. Amturnide combines the only approved direct renin inhibitor worldwide, Tekturna (aliskiren), with the widely used calcium channel blocker amlodipine and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). The FDA approval was based on data from a double-blind,...

2010-12-06 10:40:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Novartis") oral investigational drug LBH589 (panobinostat) demonstrated substantial disease control and tumor reduction in extensively pretreated Hodgkin lymphoma patients who had relapsed or had become refractory after an autologous stem cell transplant, according to new data from a Phase II clinical trial presented today(1). In this pivotal single-arm study, one of the largest ever conducted in...

2010-12-06 06:09:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fewer patients taking Tasigna for Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase progressed to advanced stages of the disease 24-month analysis confirms Tasigna induces deeper and more durable cytogenetic and molecular responses Tasigna now approved in the US and Switzerland for this indication; regulatory submissions under review in EU, Japan and other countries worldwide Novartis announced today 24-month...

2010-12-03 18:09:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly published study in the Lancet suggested that a first-line treatment regimen including Zometa® (zoledronic acid) significantly improved overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients compared with a regimen that included oral clodronate. The impact on survival was independent of the effect of Zometa on bone complications (also known as skeletal-related events...

2010-12-01 00:04:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 170 presentations focused on its marketed and pipeline compounds at key oncology medical congresses in December, Novartis continues to demonstrate progress of its innovative research and development efforts, collaboration with the scientific community and commitment to patients with cancer and rare diseases(1,2). The American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in Orlando, FL (December 4-7) will feature 30 oral...

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2010-11-09 12:45:00

Novartis AG is trying to receive regulatory approval within 18 months for a tablet that contains an embedded microchip. The program will use the Swiss firm's established drugs taken by transplant patients to avoid organ rejection.  However, Trevor Mundel, head of global development, believes the concept can be applied to many other pills. "We are taking forward this transplant drug with a chip and we hope within the next 18 months to have something that we will be able to submit to the...

2010-11-03 16:08:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) today published a study that found patients taking Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets experienced a decrease in the size of their subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA), a benign brain tumor associated with tuberous sclerosis (TS)(1,2). This study, which was previously presented at the 46th American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, is the first prospective clinical...

2010-10-27 15:37:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandoz Inc. announced today it has initiated a voluntary recall in the US of all 50mg/2mL and 250mg/10mL vials of Sandoz and Parenta brand Methotrexate Injection, USP product ("methotrexate") to the consumer/user level. Consistent with its commitment to quality and patient safety, Sandoz is initiating this voluntary recall of all 24 lots of the affected product following the finding of small glass flakes by Sandoz quality control in a limited number...


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