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2014-10-16 12:30:21

First FDA Approved Treatments in United States for Devastating Lung Disease Affecting More than 200,000 Americans, with Survival Rate of Just Three to Five Years CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) applauds the approval of Esbriet(®) (pirfenidone) and OFEV(®) (nintedanib) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first disease-specific therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in the United States....

2014-10-16 12:29:19

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today that it has a contract to distribute Esbriet (pirfenidone), which was approved Oct. 15, 2014 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In addition to the breakthrough therapy designation, Esbriet was also granted the orphan drug designation and received priority review....

2014-08-24 12:20:28

-- Roche to acquire InterMune for $74.00 per share -- BASEL, Switzerland, Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Roche to fully acquire InterMune at a price of $74.00 per share in an all-cash transaction. This corresponds to a total transaction value of $8.3 billion on a fully diluted basis. This offer represents a premium of 38% to InterMune's...

2014-08-06 16:28:59

-- Transformational H1 2014 includes presentation of Phase 3 ASCEND data, NDA resubmission and target PDUFA date of Nov. 23 for pirfenidone in U.S. - BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced results from operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. The company also highlighted recent clinical development and business highlights, and updated its forward-looking financial guidance for 2014. InterMune reported Esbriet(®)...

2014-08-05 00:21:03

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoa Pharmaceuticals, the leader in inhaled medicines for pulmonary fibrosis, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan-drug designation to Genoa for the use of pirfenidone in their lead program - inhaled GP-101 for the treatment of IPF. "Acquiring orphan status marks an important regulatory milestone in GP-101's life cycle to treat people with this devastating disease," said Mark Surber, Ph.D., Genoa's...

2014-07-28 08:29:20

BRISBANE, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that it will release its second quarter 2014 financial results at the close of the U.S. markets on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. A live conference call and webcast will be hosted by InterMune at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time that same day. Interested investors and others may participate in the conference call by dialing 800-728-2056 (U.S.) or +1 212-231-2900 (international), conference ID#21728775. A...

2014-07-21 20:22:22

Nintedanib and Pirfenidone Received Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - PFF Disease Education Webinars scheduled CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is pleased to announce two upcoming webinars, one of which is related to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting breakthrough therapy designation for two new investigational treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)....

2014-07-17 12:30:54

BRISBANE, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that pirfenidone has been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This designation is reserved for drugs that are intended to treat a serious or life threatening disease or condition and preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over existing therapies on one or more clinically significant...

2014-05-27 08:27:56

BRISBANE, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that it has resubmitted its pirfenidone New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to a Complete Response Letter (CRL) received in May 2010. Pirfenidone is being developed for the treatment of adult patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120827/SF62570LOGO "We are pleased to have resubmitted the...

2014-05-20 16:27:10

- Pooled Efficacy Analyses from Phase 3 ASCEND and CAPACITY Studies Presented at 2014 American Thoracic Society Meeting - SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that results of analyses of pooled data from the ASCEND trial and the two previous Phase 3 CAPACITY trials evaluating pirfenidone in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were presented at the 2014 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) in San Diego,...


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