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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...

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...


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