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2010-07-01 07:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's nine presentations of heparin sodium injection, USP. Heparin is a vital anticoagulant, preventing the formation of clots and extension of existing clots within the blood, routinely used in surgical and dialysis settings. According to IMS, 2009 U.S. sales of all forms of...

2010-05-26 07:00:00

CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced positive results from in vitro and in vivo studies assessing the efficacy of Restanza(TM) (cethromycin), its novel oral antibiotic, against the species of Plasmodium that cause malaria. In the...

2010-05-09 08:44:42

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary neoplasm of the liver and often arises in the context of a chronic liver disease that impairs coagulative function. Surgical resection is the best option to cure HCC, however, surgery on cirrhotic liver may increase the risk of bleeding. Despite the clinical relevance of the matter, no guidelines are available on the administration of antithromboembolic prophylaxis in cirrhotic patients undergoing hepatic resection. A research team...

2010-01-19 09:00:00

BOSTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), in coordination with Eisai Inc., announced today that three hospitals have been selected as recipients of the 2009 DVTeamCare Hospital Award. This new award was established by Eisai to recognize hospitals that have made a significant commitment to preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and its potentially fatal complications, including pulmonary embolism (PE). Throughout the year, NATF and Eisai invited...

2009-10-22 14:00:00

VOORHEES, N.J., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant disease estimated to afflict between 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50,000 people in the United States. Patients with HAE suffer from recurrent attacks of intense localized edema involving the skin, airway, extremities, and visceral organs. Management of HAE may involve short-term treatment and long-term prophylaxis. There are currently several new treatments under investigation for both prophylaxis and...

2009-08-31 09:59:42

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe form of valve disease characterized by infection located in the valves of the heart. It is still associated with a high mortality (10-26% in-hospital mortality). IE is a rare disease, with reported incidences ranging from 3 to 10 episodes/100,000 people per year.Previous guidelines were published in 2004. Current revision was needed because of changes in the epidemiological profile, and significant advances in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in...

2009-08-17 07:53:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today results of a retrospective real-world cohort study comparing the total direct medical costs of Lovenox(R) (enoxaparin sodium injection) or unfractionated heparin (UFH) for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among at-risk hospitalized medical and surgical patients in the U.S. The study demonstrated VTE prophylaxis with enoxaparin was a cost-saving therapy with...

2009-07-28 09:49:42

According to a study in a special issue of Medical Decision Making, a large-scale, covert anthrax attack on a large city would overwhelm hospital resources even with an extremely effective public health response, primarily because of expected delays in detecting the attack and initiating a response to it.The article "Predicting Hospital Surge after a Large-Scale Anthrax Attack: A Model-Based Analysis of CDC's Cities Readiness Initiative Prophylaxis Recommendations," examines one of the CDC's...

2009-06-15 15:59:03

Surgical gloves that develop holes or leaks during a procedure appear to increase the risk of infection at the surgical site among patients who are not given antibiotics beforehand, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Despite substantial efforts to maintain sterile conditions during surgery, pathogens can still be transmitted through contact with skin or blood, according to background information in the article. To prevent...

2009-06-02 07:30:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, today announced that it has submitted a proposal to the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in response to a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA-BARDA-09-34) for advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats....


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