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2009-10-01 06:30:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Data published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show that patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the midgut who were treated with Sandostatin® LAR( )Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension) experienced a 66% reduction in risk of disease progression versus placebo(1). Sandostatin LAR is indicated to treat the diarrhea and flushing episodes associated with advanced carcinoid tumors(2). To view...

2009-09-17 15:05:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Valturna((R)) (aliskiren and valsartan) tablets, the first and only medicine to target two key points within the renin system, also known as the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS), an important regulator of blood pressure. This is the first approval for Valturna, which is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure in patients not adequately controlled on aliskiren or...

2009-09-17 15:05:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Valturna(R) (aliskiren and valsartan) tablets, the first and only medicine to target two key points within the renin system, also known as the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS), an important regulator of blood pressure. This is the first approval for Valturna, which is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure in patients not adequately controlled on aliskiren or...

2009-08-19 16:13:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly published data in The New England Journal of Medicine affirm five-year upfront use of Femara((R)) (letrozole tablets) following surgery as an optimal treatment approach versus tamoxifen for postmenopausal women with early stage breast cancer (hormone-receptor positive). The data include an analysis from the Breast International Group (BIG) 1-98 trial that evaluated patients taking either a sequence of Femara and tamoxifen for five years...

2009-08-17 00:15:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Extavia(R) (interferon beta-1b), the first in a new planned portfolio of multiple sclerosis (MS) medicines from Novartis to help patients manage this devastating disease. Extavia is approved by the FDA for the treatment of relapsing forms of MS to reduce the frequency of clinical exacerbations. The therapy is also indicated for patients who have experienced a first clinical episode of MS...

2009-06-08 00:24:00

- Afinitor significantly reduced tumor size by 50% or more in one out of three patients with refractory or relapsed lymphoma - Phase III study underway to explore potential of Afinitor to prevent relapse in patients with the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- New data show that Afinitor(R) (everolimus) tablets significantly shrunk tumors in 33% of patients with relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin's disease(1). Based on...

2009-05-28 00:28:00

- Oral presentation on Sandostatin(R) LAR Depot Phase III data shows significant antitumor benefit in patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors of the midgut - Early data show that at eight weeks of treatment, Afinitor(R) stabilized or reduced tumor size in 61% of patients with advanced liver cancer - New data reveal postmenopausal women with breast cancer taking Femara(R) experience better cognitive function than those taking tamoxifen - Phase II data show potential of Glivec(R)...

2009-05-14 06:00:00

- This approval will provide greater convenience and broader access to an effective treatment option to the 50 million Americans(1) suffering from frequent heartburn - Once-daily, prescription-strength Prevacid(R) 24HR is the first OTC proton pump inhibitor approved for the treatment of frequent heartburn in the US since 2003 - Prescription-strength Prevacid 24HR treats frequent heartburn for a full 24 hours BASEL, Switzerland, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that...

2009-03-30 15:01:00

- Afinitor more than doubled time without tumor growth and reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 67% compared with placebo - Only once-daily oral cancer treatment to directly target mTOR, a protein inside the cell that controls tumor cell division and blood vessel growth - Phase III trials underway to explore potential of Afinitor in multiple additional cancers EAST HANOVER, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that Afinitor(R) (everolimus) tablets has been...

2009-01-13 17:15:00

- After eight weeks of treatment, RAD001 halted tumor growth in 55% of advanced gastric cancer patients previously treated with chemotherapy - Based on these promising data, Novartis will initiate a Phase III trial of RAD001 for advanced gastric cancer patients - Gastric cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide with the majority of new cases occurring in East Asia EAST HANOVER, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today show RAD001 (also known as everolimus;...