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2012-11-28 00:22:09

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis will highlight more than 140 presentations on key data from its extensive oncology portfolio at the leading year-end scientific meetings devoted to hematology and breast cancer, demonstrating continued innovation in research and development efforts to advance the care of patients with cancer and rare diseases. The American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in Atlanta, held December 8-11, will feature significant data across...

2012-11-20 20:23:34

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Flucelvax(®) (Influenza Virus Vaccine), the first cell-culture-derived vaccine, for individuals 18 years of age and older(3). Flucelvax utilizes full-scale cell-culture manufacturing technology, an alternative production method to traditional egg-based production(1). Cell-culture technology utilizes a well-characterized mammalian cell line rather...

2012-11-07 16:28:05

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) has voted unanimously in support of the use of Signifor(®) (pasireotide) for the treatment of patients with Cushing's disease who require medical therapeutic intervention. "We are encouraged by today's favorable advisory committee recommendation for pasireotide in Cushing's disease and will work closely with the FDA as it completes...

2012-09-05 14:23:33

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee (AIDAC) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today voted 13 to 1 that there was adequate evidence of efficacy and safety to support the use of tobramycin inhalation powder (TIP) for the management of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients whose lungs contain bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa). Pa is the leading cause of loss of lung function in people with CF. TIP is intended for use in CF...

2012-07-26 10:27:54

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that the Company has commenced shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccine to customers in the US for the 2012-2013 influenza season. The early arrival of seasonal influenza vaccines will ensure healthcare professionals are equipped to provide the earliest possible protection against influenza. This year, Novartis plans to ship more than 30 million doses of the vaccine, which has been reformulated to include two new...

2012-07-22 18:21:20

HOLZKIRCHEN, Germany, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandoz has completed its USD 1.525 billion acquisition of specialty US dermatology company Fougera Pharmaceuticals on a cash and debt free basis. Fougera had net sales of USD 429 million in 2011 in the US alone and, combined with Sandoz's existing generic dermatology franchise, this positions Sandoz as the new #1 in generic dermatology medicines both globally and in the US. Fougera has strong dermatology development and manufacturing...

2012-07-20 10:23:08

EAST HANOVER, N.J., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Afinitor(®) (everolimus) tablets for the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer (advanced HR+ breast cancer) in combination with exemestane after failure of treatment with letrozole or anastrozole(2). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-05-08 18:20:42

HOLZKIRCHEN, Germany, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandoz announced today that Dr. Mark McCamish, Head of Global Biopharmaceutical Development, will present on behalf of the Novartis Group of companies (Novartis) at the May 11 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public hearing on draft guidances related to the development of biosimilar products. The central message in the Novartis Group testimony will focus on the need for a single science-based regulatory standard that FDA should apply across...

2012-05-08 02:24:06

EAST HANOVER, N.J., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race," and the women cyclists of the professional "NOW and Novartis for MS" team are joining with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for a second year in a row to raise awareness of MS. The campaign, "Together in MS," will support the MS community and show that MS does not have to define the more than 400,000 people in the U.S. living with the disease. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2012-03-28 06:26:26

Positive recommendation based on treatment's efficacy and cost effectiveness DORVAL, Quebec, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) has positively recommended to Canada's provincial and other publicly funded drug plans that they reimburse the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. ("Novartis") drug Lucentis* (ranibizumab) to treat vision loss resulting from diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the major causes of adult vision...