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2014-09-18 08:30:24

FDA Removes Clinical Hold on Phase 2 Clinical Trial SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed the clinical hold on patient enrollment and dosing of PEGPH20 in SWOG's ongoing Phase 1b/2 clinical trial (S1313). The trial is designed to evaluate Halozyme's investigational drug PEGPH20 (PEGylated Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase) in combination with modified FOLFIRINOX...

2014-09-18 08:30:07

DUBLIN and MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinary biologic therapy developer Nexvet Biopharma today announced the appointments of Dr. Ashraf Hanna, M.D., Ph.D., and Dr. Joseph McCracken D.V.M., M.S., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Hanna is the Vice President of Commercial and Medical Affairs Finance at Genentech and Chief Financial Officer for the Genentech Foundation, while Dr. McCracken most recently served as Vice President and Global Head of Business...

2014-09-18 08:29:10

Drug Development Team Now Complete and Fully Focused on Clinical Trial Implementation NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Relmada Therapeutics, Inc., (OTCQB: RLMD), a clinical-stage company developing novel therapies for the treatment of chronic pain, announced today that it has appointed Mr. Christopher W. James to the position of Senior Director of Clinical Development. During his extensive career in Clinical Research, Mr. James has established and led successful global...

2014-09-18 08:28:59

- Spectrum receives a 19.99% stake (pre-transaction) in CASI, a NASDAQ-listed, oncology-focused Company with expertise and focus on markets in China and a $1.5 million promissory note HENDERSON, Nev. and ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPPI), a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations with a primary focus in hematology and oncology, and CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASI), a...

2014-09-18 08:28:42

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - A new expert panel report, Improving Medicines for Children in Canada, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, addresses the importance of developing safe and effective medicines for children. Each year about half of Canada's seven million children use at least one prescription drug. Much of this prescribing is done off-label (i.e. the prescription differs from the authorized use), creating potential health risks. Children have historically been...

2014-09-18 04:21:12

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from Escher, the independent TI Pharma platform for regulatory innovation, shows that the current regulatory system for medicines in Europe can be used in a more efficient and effective manner. Andre Broekmans, chairman of Escher: " Overall, the EU regulatory system operates well, however important recent changes had not yet been evaluated. One of our conclusions is that pathways that were intended to...

2014-09-17 23:11:32

Companies ordering drug testing from Request A Test can save 10% with promo code DRUG10. This offer expires 9/30/14. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off drug testing through the end of September 2014. This discount applies to all drug tests, including those ordered by employers for workplace or new hire screenings. Employers or individuals can take advantage of this discount by...

2014-09-17 23:09:10

MarijuanaStock.net, an up and coming cannabis business news website, recently added a “Video” section on their website that contains relevant information on cannabis companies and the industry in video format. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 MarijuanaStock.net, a cannabis business news website located at http://www.marijuanastock.net, recently launched a “Video” section that contains important news and information on the different cannabis companies in the marijuana...

2014-09-17 23:08:47

Local company backs non-profit organization focused on educating Florida seniors about benefits of medical marijuana. Stuart, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Fresh off their High Times Cannabis Cup win, Florida Buds is pleased to announce its support of The Silver Tour, an educational non-profit effort aimed at increasing Florida seniors understanding of the many benefits of medical marijuana. Florida Buds, a Florida based company set to be the first medical marijuana dispensary and...

2014-09-17 23:06:51

Analysts interviewed for the Sept. 12 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Drug Benefit News agree that despite concerns, the strategy is here to stay. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In ongoing coverage of formulary exclusion lists, Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s Drug Benefit News (DBN) continues to find criticism surrounding the tactic. As first reported in its Aug. 8 issue, CVS Caremark Corp. and Express Scripts Holding Co.’s formulary exclusion lists for...


Latest Pharmacology Reference Libraries

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
2013-07-25 15:07:54

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder with worry about normal, everyday situations such as finance, health and wellbeing in relationships (personal and work related) all lasting longer than six months. Symptoms The symptoms of GAD can include but are not limited to difficulty swallowing, rashes, shortness of breath, fidgeting, headaches, tension, nausea, etc. In order for GAD to be ruled as present, the symptoms and feelings must be experiences for at least six...

European Journal of Medical Chemistry
2012-05-12 22:03:06

The European Journal of Medical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal for medical chemistry. It is published by Elsevier. It was established in 1966 under the title Chimica Therapeutica. That name was maintained until 1973. Even after changing to its current name in 1974, the journal was still subtitled Chimica Therapeutica until 1981; from 1982 to 1986 it was subtitled Chimie Therapeutique, indicating its French origin. The Journal publishes studies on all aspects of medicinal...

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2009-04-28 16:00:11

Bursera graveolens or Palo Santo is a tree indigenous to South America in Argetina, Paraguay, Boliva and coastal areas of Ecuador. Palo Santo means "holy wood" in English and belongs in the same family as frankincense and myrrh. Although it has been used in homeopathic medicine for years, most recently it is the extraction of essential oils that has put this plant in the spotlight. Limonene, a-Terpineol, Menthofuran and Carvone are a few of the oils derived from this plant. Native...

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2005-07-12 18:32:21

Datura wrightii (a poisonous weed) is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. It is commonly called Sacred Datura. Datura wrightii is classified as a deliriant, or an anticholinergic. In the US it is, however, called Western Jimson Weed.

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