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2008-12-08 16:46:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company today reported updated results from two large, multi-center, randomized Phase III clinical trials of VELCADE based combinations for the induction treatment of transplant-eligible patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma (MM). Prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) was observed in one study comparing VELCADE and dexamethasone (VcD) with vincristine, adriamycin and dexamethasone (VAD), as well as in...

2008-10-28 06:00:11

US-based pharmaceutical company Sepracor has announced that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has issued a positive opinion recommending to grant a marketing authorization for Lunivia brand eszopiclone in the EU for the treatment of insomnia. The EU labeling provides for patients who require longer-term therapy to be treated for up to six months, with the usual course of therapy for typical patients being short term. Lunivia is marketed in the US...

2008-10-24 00:00:02

U.S. drug regulators said they're reviewing labeling of Chantix after reports of traffic accidents and seizures involving users of the anti-smoking drug. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices said government safety data show there were 1,001 serious incidents involving patients taking varenicline, marketed by Pfizer as Chantix, in the first quarter of this year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The report said 15 cases were connected to traffic accidents and 52 cases...

2008-09-29 09:00:57

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) - supporting research and providing education, advocacy, and support for myeloma patients, families, researchers, and physicians - today heralded the expansion of treatment options for previously untreated patients with multiple myeloma, giving patients in Canada and Europe access to drugs similar to what is available to patients in the United States. The announcement, made on September 8, 2008 by the European Commission, provides for the...

2008-09-29 09:00:57

Q. Last night, my boyfriend became so violent, I was afraid he was going to hit my 22-year-old daughter or me. He threatened to burn down our home, and he tried to kick me out. I just realized that he started changing in the past two weeks right after he started taking Chantix to quit smoking. He has never acted like this before. He was so threatening and said such cruel and hateful things. I read on your Web site about possible violence and aggression from a combination of Chantix and...

2008-09-09 15:00:09

-- Elderly patients taking LUNESTA 2 mg showed significant improvements in measures of daytime function compared to placebo over a 12-week treatment period -- Elderly patients administered LUNESTA 2 mg showed no evidence of rebound insomnia and withdrawal symptoms were comparable to the placebo group upon discontinuation Sepracor Inc. Jonae R. Barnes, 508-481-6700 Sr. Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Sepracor Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR) today announced the...

2008-09-03 09:00:08

Sepracor Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR) today announced the presentation of LUNESTA(R) brand eszopiclone Phase IV study data at the 21st European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress in Barcelona. The poster presentations reflected results from a 12-week, double-blind, randomized safety and efficacy study of 388 elderly patients (65-85 years of age) who were administered either LUNESTA 2 mg or placebo nightly. Upon conclusion of the 12-week, double-blind treatment period, all patients...

2008-08-27 18:00:17

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company today announced the publication of results from the 682 patient, randomized, Phase III VISTA(1) trial in this week's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The results showed a significant survival benefit and a 30 percent complete remission (CR) rate with VELCADE, melphalan and prednisone (VcMP) compared to 4 percent for melaphalan and prednisone (MP) alone in previously untreated multiple myeloma...

2008-08-25 09:00:30

Telik has announced that its small molecule proteasome inhibitor program met a preclinical development milestone by demonstrating anticancer activity in preclinical models of human leukemia. The proteasome is an important cellular structure necessary for the growth and function of cancer cells and inhibition of the proteasome has been shown to promote cell cycle arrest and cancer cell death or apoptosis. Bortezomib, an approved drug for the treatment of multiple myeloma, is based on this...

2008-08-18 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The next time you consider popping a pill when you have trouble nodding off, it might be worth counting sheep instead. A senior psychiatrist at the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in San Diego, Calif. has found evidence that taking sleeping pills regularly can increase the risk of skin cancer. Daniel F. Kripke, M.D.'s article, based on a compilation of studies involving sleeping pills and cancer, has just been published in the Journal of Sleep Research. It...


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