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2010-09-30 12:42:00

DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation applauds the U.S. House of Representatives today for the passage of the Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act (H.R. 2408), introduced last March by Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI).

2010-08-25 07:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the brand name VELETRI® for the company's epoprostenol for injection therapy.

2010-08-18 14:00:00

Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for the Scleroderma Foundation, Southern California Chapter LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2nd Annual "Fight for Lexi" Charity Golf Tournament takes place on Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Dove Canyon County Club.

2010-07-29 12:38:00

Fleet of More than 30 Trucks Make Trips Daily Cross Country Potentially Reaching Millions, Jumbotron Ad on Busy CA Freeway Reaches More than 130,000 People Daily SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today a nationwide advertising campaign to spread the word about Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is underway in an untraditional setting - on the nation's interstates.

2010-06-21 08:00:00

DALLAS, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation's Texas Bluebonnet Chapter is pleased to announce its third annual Dallas/Fort Worth "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma" walk-a-thon to benefit the programs and services of the chapter and to help fund medical research aimed at finding the cause and cure for scleroderma, a little-known but devastating autoimmune disease.

2010-06-17 10:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) said today stories appearing this week on The TODAY Show and CBS News' website, www.cbs.com, provided the first national major media coverage of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in history.

2010-06-15 00:25:19

There is a new path to defeat systemic sclerosis, also called scleroderma because of the hardening of the skin of the patients (from Greek skleros, "hard", and derma, "skin").

2010-06-14 12:59:00

Show to Air Tuesday, June 15th SAN JOSE, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today one of the first major national media coverage opportunities for the CPF and Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF).

2010-06-02 08:00:00

DANVERS, Mass., June 2, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dedicated to serving the needs of those whose lives have been impacted by scleroderma through its three-fold mission of support, education and research, the Scleroderma Foundation is proud to announce June as "Scleroderma Awareness Month." During June Scleroderma Awareness Month, the Foundation focuses on efforts to advance awareness about scleroderma to a variety of audiences on local and national levels, including medical professionals,...

2010-05-04 18:01:00

Decision Marks Delay in Potential First Treatment for Deadly Disease SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), representing tens of thousands of patients, is responding to the news that the FDA chose to ask for further study of Pirfenidone, which will delay potential approval of the first drug in the treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), a lethal lung disease that is irreversible, progressive and deadly in an average of three years.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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