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2012-04-30 15:59:49

Year 2 results corroborate initial findings that 2 medications provide strikingly similar results Two drugs commonly used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) yield similar improvements in vision for patients receiving treatments on a monthly or as-needed basis, according to a study from researchers at the Center for Preventive Ophthalmology and Biostatistics (CPOB) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The year-two results of the Comparison of...

2012-04-30 15:40:34

At two years, Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab injection), two widely used drugs to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), improve vision when administered monthly or on an as needed basis, although greater improvements in vision were seen with monthly administration for this common, debilitating eye disease, according to researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. Of the two drugs, Avastin is most frequently used to treat AMD. However, prior to the...

2012-04-10 09:10:30

A randomized controlled trial involving patients with persistent clinically significant diabetic macular edema (swelling of the retina) suggests the greater efficacy of bevacizumab compared with macular laser therapy that was previously demonstrated at 12 months was maintained through 24 months, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology, a JAMA Network publication. Modified Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) macular laser therapy (MLT) has...

2012-03-28 06:26:26

Positive recommendation based on treatment's efficacy and cost effectiveness DORVAL, Quebec, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) has positively recommended to Canada's provincial and other publicly funded drug plans that they reimburse the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. ("Novartis") drug Lucentis* (ranibizumab) to treat vision loss resulting from diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the major causes of adult vision...

2012-03-08 15:02:00

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) today announced royalty revenue guidance for the first quarter ending March 31, 2012, of approximately $77 million, as compared with actual royalty revenue of $73 million for the first quarter of 2011, a five percent increase. Total revenue for the first quarter of 2012 is expected to be $6 million less than total revenue for the first quarter of 2011. The decline in expected total revenue is largely...

2012-03-08 03:00:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and BERLIN, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) and Bayer HealthCare today announced that Bayer HealthCare has received approval from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of patients with neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) at a recommended dose of 2 milligrams (mg) via intravitreal injection per month for three consecutive months,...

2011-12-19 06:00:00

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) today announced revenue guidance for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2011 of approximately $72 million, as compared with actual results of $76 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, a five percent decrease. Total anticipated revenue for the year ended December 31, 2011 is $361 million as compared with actual results of $345 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, a five...

2011-12-13 05:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX) announced today that the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued a final guidance which determined that Novartis AG's drug Lucentis is not as cost effective as conventional laser photocoagulation treatment and rejected the leading drug therapy as a treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME), a swelling of retinal tissue and the most common cause...

2011-12-05 01:31:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and BERLIN, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Bayer HealthCare today announced that in an integrated analysis of two parallel Phase 3 studies (VIEW 1 and VIEW 2) in patients with the neovascular form of age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), patients treated with EYLEA(TM) (aflibercept) Injection For Intravitreal Injection showed a sustained improvement in visual acuity at 96 weeks versus baseline. The 52-week...

2011-11-21 17:07:00

In the news release, Regeneron Announces FDA Approval of EYLEA(TM) (aflibercept) Injection for the Treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, issued 18-Nov-2011 by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. over PR Newswire, the third paragraph, second sentence, should read "EYLEA offers the potential of achieving the efficacy we've come to expect from current anti-VEGF agents, but with less frequent injections and monitoring." The complete, corrected release follows: Regeneron Announces FDA...