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2010-09-01 11:13:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a prior ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana that the company's method-of-use patents for Evista® (raloxifene HCl tablets) are valid. These patents provide protection for Evista in the U.S. through March of 2014. "We are pleased with today's ruling from the Court of Appeals...

2010-08-10 23:00:17

Despite the dramatic results of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT), which showed a significant reduction in prostate cancer among those taking finasteride, physicians have not increased its use, according to a study published in the September issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The first results of the PCPT were published in 2003 in The New England Journal of Medicine and were widely reported. The...

2010-06-28 01:57:00

MUNICH, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - 3D Images Provide New Approach to Monitoring Bone Changes Interim data from a prospective Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) presented today at the ECTS, the 37th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues, in Glasgow, demonstrates that EVISTA(R) (raloxifene 60mg; once-daily, distributed in 34 countries by DAIICHI SANKYO), indicated for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, improves bone quality as measured by...

2010-06-16 23:23:56

Women taking tamoxifen for early-stage breast cancer who developed blood clots were more likely to carry a gene mutation for clotting than women taking tamoxifen who did not develop blood clots, according to an online study published June 16 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Tamoxifen is a widely-used breast cancer treatment after surgery for pre and post menopausal patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. One of the most serious complications of tamoxifen usage...

2010-05-05 15:15:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today confirmed that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc. filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market a raloxifene hydrochloride tablet. Watson's raloxifene hydrochloride tablet is a generic version of Eli Lilly's EVISTA®. EVISTA ® is indicated for the treatment and prevention...

2010-03-30 13:55:00

An estrogenic drug that influences neurotransmitter and neuronal systems inthe brain is showing promise as an effective therapy for women who suffer from schizophrenia. A study has found that Raloxifene - a synthetic estrogen currently used to treat osteoporosis - has beneficial effects on postmenopausal women with schizophrenia, with a test group experiencing a more rapid recovery from psychotic and other symptoms compared to control groups. Research project leader and Director of the Monash...

2010-02-10 07:28:35

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and breast cancer mortality in women receiving tamoxifen: a population based cohort study Women with breast cancer who take the antidepressant paroxetine at the same time as tamoxifen are at an increased risk of death, concludes a study published on bmj.com Feb. 8. However, the authors stress that their results should not lead patients to stop taking tamoxifen, and do not imply that paroxetine itself causes or influences the course of breast cancer....

2010-01-14 19:56:25

Endocrinologists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC are launching a human trial of a new drug that their research indicates holds great promise for building bones weakened by osteoporosis. For the study, 105 participants will be randomly assigned to receive either teriparitide ( Forteo®), a drug that already is FDA-approved for osteoporosis treatment, or an experimental agent called parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), explained principal...

2009-09-23 18:12:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana today upheld Eli Lilly and Company's (NYSE: LLY) method-of-use patents on Evista(R) (raloxifene HCl tablets). In the case of Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., the court ruled in favor of Lilly on all accounts for these method-of-use patents, including the patent doctrines of obviousness, enablement, and inequitable conduct. These patents provide...

2009-09-19 08:09:58

Although tamoxifen, raloxifen and tibolone dramatically reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer, some patients experience adverse effects Three drugs that reduce a woman's chance of getting breast cancer also have been shown to cause adverse effects, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The report is based on a study led by Heidi D. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., research professor in the Oregon...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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