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2012-08-20 23:00:57

On August 13th, Atlanta LASIK surgeon Dr. Ashraf released findings about the drug Lucentis, approved by the FDA and used to treat eye conditions like Diabetic Macular Edema. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 On August 13th, Dr. Ashraf of the Atlanta Vision Institute released information about a study that was performed using Lucentis, a drug approved by the FDA that treats Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). AMD is an eye condition that is common among...

2012-07-31 22:20:39

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMPE), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing drugs for the treatment of inflammation, eye disease, kidney disease, CNS disease, metabolic disease and male sexual dysfunction today announced that a pre-IND meeting with the FDA's ophthalmology division of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) took place on July 31(st) 2012 seeking guidance for a clinical trial path...

2012-06-18 10:23:57

KINGSTON, ON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - At the center of the debate of how to potentially save the healthcare system millions of dollars are two drugs used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in seniors. One, Lucentis, is FDA and Health Canada-approved and costs $1,700.  The other, Avastin, is used off-label and costs one-tenth the price. Eye doctors currently use both drugs to treat AMD and some studies have shown that they...

2012-06-13 10:24:22

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) today announced royalty revenue guidance for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012, of approximately $125 million, as compared with actual royalty revenue of $122 million for the second quarter of 2011, a two percent increase. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110822/SF55808LOGO) The forecasted growth in royalty revenues is driven by increased first quarter 2012 sales of...

2012-05-31 02:25:20

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMPE), a biopharmaceutical company conducting clinical trials on its three lead drugs (Ampion(TM), Optina(TM) and Zertane(TM)), licensing distribution of these drugs and developing additional new drugs, today announced that The European Patent Office (EPO) has notified the company that it will grant a patent covering Ampio's Optina(TM)( )product. The patent will protect...

2012-05-08 05:24:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Looking into the future of medicine! Researchers may have found new hope for sufferers of macular regeneration facing blindness. While injectable drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors are considered a modern miracle and have become the standard of care for patients with the fast-progressive form of macular degeneration, they are not foolproof. For the first time researchers report that an oral nutriceutical, used on a last resort basis, rapidly restores vision to...

2012-05-07 13:26:18

Study shows Avastin has similar effect to Lucentis in treating most common cause of blindness in the developed world The one year results from a study into whether two drug treatments (Lucentis and Avastin), are equally effective in treating neovascular or wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), have been reported today at an international research meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Wet AMD is a common cause of loss of vision in older people. In the UK, around 70 per cent of...

2012-05-07 09:16:34

Nutriceutical offers hope to those facing blindness There may be new found hope for patients whose vision is threatened when medicine injected directly into the eyes fails to cause abnormal blood vessels to recede. While injectable drugs called angiogenesis (an-gee-oh-jen-esis) inhibitors are considered a modern miracle and have become the standard of care for patients with the fast-progressive form of macular degeneration, they are not foolproof. For the first time researchers report that...

2012-05-03 02:28:03

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alarm bells are ringing loud and clear as diabetes has grown to epidemic proportions worldwide, triggering intensive ophthalmic research into vision-compromising comorbidities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that diabetic retinopathy will triple from 5.5 million in 2005 to 16.0 million in 2050. As diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age people, improved treatments are urgently needed. The...

2012-05-01 21:25:08

American Health Assistance Foundation Calls for Greater Investment in Research to Halt Eye Disease This week, the second-year results of an important clinical trial on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), known as the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trials (or CATT), were published in the journal Ophthalmology. Researchers found that two drugs known as Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab), commonly used to treat the wet form of AMD, were similarly effective in maintaining...