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2006-08-21 16:25:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A well-known acne drug may increase cholesterol and other fat levels more than previously thought, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The drug isotretinoin, sold as Roche AG's Accutane as well as a generic, raised levels of triglyceride fats in about 44 percent of patients with previously normal levels, the University of California San Francisco analysis found. Total cholesterol levels were higher for 31 percent of patients. Previously, clinical trials of...

2006-08-21 16:25:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A well-known acne drug may increase cholesterol and other fat levels more than previously thought, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The drug isotretinoin, sold as Roche AG's Accutane as well as a generic, raised levels of triglyceride fats in about 44 percent of patients with previously normal levels, the University of California San Francisco analysis found. Total cholesterol levels were higher for 31 percent of patients. Previously, clinical trials of Accutane showed...

2005-12-21 18:21:06

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Doctors in Vietnam reported on Wednesday they had found more evidence that the H5N1 bird flu virus can quickly mutate into a form that resists the effect of Roche AG's frontline drug Tamiflu. Four of eight patients treated in Vietnam for bird flu infections died despite the use of Tamiflu, Dr. Menno de Jong of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City...

2005-12-21 18:22:07

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Doctors in Vietnam reported on Wednesday they had found more evidence that the H5N1 bird flu virus can quickly mutate into a form that resists the effect of Roche AG's frontline drug Tamiflu. Four of eight patients treated in Vietnam for bird flu infections died despite the use of Tamiflu, Dr. Menno de Jong of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City...

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2005-12-21 18:20:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Doctors in Vietnam reported on Wednesday they had found more evidence that the H5N1 bird flu virus can quickly mutate into a form that resists the effect of Roche AG's frontline drug Tamiflu. Four of eight patients treated in Vietnam for bird flu infections died despite the use of Tamiflu, Dr. Menno de Jong of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City and colleagues wrote...

2005-12-21 16:20:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators approved Roche AG's request to market the antiviral drug Tamiflu for preventing influenza in children ages 1 through 12, the company said on Wednesday. Tamiflu is being stockpiled by countries in case of an avian flu pandemic in people. The drug previously was approved for preventing infection in adults and adolescents age 13 and older and for treating the flu in anyone 1 year old or older. Roche also said it was adding new information to the...

2005-11-25 06:37:28

By Karima Anjani JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will go ahead and make the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to build up stocks in preparation for more human cases of deadly bird flu, Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said on Friday. While she told reporters that Roche AG had given Jakarta permission to make the drug, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant said it did not have a patent for the medication in Indonesia. "We have informed Indonesia that we do not have a patent (in Indonesia) so they...

2005-11-18 17:07:01

By Lisa Richwine GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. advisory panel said on Friday it saw no evidence Roche AG's anti-flu medicine Tamiflu caused the deaths of 12 children in Japan but urged regulators to continue monitoring for potential risks. "The committee does not think, based on the data presented, that there's any evidence Tamiflu played a role in the deaths," said panel chairman Robert Nelson, a doctor who specializes in critical care at The Children's Hospital of...

2005-11-18 13:38:45

By Lisa Richwine GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. advisory panel said on Friday it saw no evidence Roche AG's anti-flu medicine Tamiflu caused the deaths of 12 children in Japan but urged regulators to continue monitoring for potential risks. "The committee does not think, based on the data presented, that there's any evidence Tamiflu played a role in the deaths," panel chairman Robert Nelson said. Tamiflu is in high demand as countries stockpile the drug to fight a feared...

2005-11-18 09:50:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have found no evidence Roche AG's antiflu drug Tamiflu caused the deaths of children in Japan, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman said on Friday. The FDA has been studying reports of the deaths of 12 children in Japan as well as other cases of possible side effects in children who had taken Roche's flu-fighting drug, which is in high demand as a defense against a possible avian flu pandemic in people. FDA officials are seeking...