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2010-01-08 08:00:00

FRAZER, Pa., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc., (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced that effective February 5, 2010, Robert P. Roche, Jr., Executive Vice President of Worldwide Pharmaceutical Operations, will resign his position with the company to pursue other longstanding interests. During his tenure, Mr. Roche established and grew the Cephalon sales and marketing organization into a global business that exceeded $2 billion in annual sales revenue. The company will announce...

2010-01-06 10:06:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today confirmed that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., a Nevada Corporation, filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval to market its 50 mg, 100 mg, 150mg, 200 mg, and 250mg strength armodafinil tablets prior to the expiration of patents owned by Cephalon France. Watson's...

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2009-12-29 13:26:22

For years, the two most prevalent strategies for treating chronic gastroesophogeal reflux disease "” commonly known as "Ëœacid reflux' "” have been prescription medications and surgery.  Now, after a more than decade-long study in Sweden, researchers say that while both forms of treatment can be successful, each comes with its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Acid reflux disease occurs when the acidic digestive fluids in the stomach are regurgitated...

2009-12-21 15:30:00

FRAZER, Pa., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the action date to March 29, 2010, for its review of the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV]. The sNDA is for the indication of improved wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness associated with jet lag disorder due to eastbound travel. "We will continue to work...

2009-12-02 15:05:00

FRAZER, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Delaware against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,132,570 (the "'570 Patent"), 7,297,346 (the "'346 Patent") and RE37,516 (the "'516 Patent") for the Cephalon product NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV]. Cephalon has a three-year period of marketing exclusivity for NUVIGIL that extends...

2009-11-23 07:00:00

MALVERN, Pa. and FRAZER, Pa., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ception Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, and Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced results from a Phase IIb/III clinical trial for CINQUIL(TM) (reslizumab) as a treatment for pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The study was designed to evaluate improvement in the co-primary endpoints of changes in esophageal eosinophil levels and clinical symptoms. Analyses of the data indicated...

2009-11-17 17:14:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the FDA notified healthcare professionals of new safety information concerning a drug interaction between clopidogrel, an anti-clotting medication, and omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used to reduce stomach acid. The FDA notes that they have new data showing that when healthy volunteers received clopidogrel with omeprazole, clopidogrel was less effective in its anti-clotting action than when given without omeprazole. The...

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2009-11-17 14:37:31

The popular heartburn drugs Prilosec and Nexium can reduce by nearly half the blood thinning effect of the drug Plavix, said officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday. Plavix, known generically as clopidogrel, is an anti-clotting drug taken by millions of Americans to reduce risks of heart attack and stroke. Nexium and Prilosec belong to a class of heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Regulators said the key ingredient PPIs blocks an...

2009-11-12 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The National Football League, Prilosec OTC® and Pro-Football Hall-of-Fame Member John Madden announced today the creation of the first annual Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award presented by Prilosec OTC. The award will celebrate the important role linemen play in their team's success and honor the NFL's best offensive linemen based on their 2009 regular season performance. While most attention is typically focused on more...

2009-11-05 10:00:00

FRAZER, Pa., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced the journal Cancer has published a pivotal study demonstrating that TREANDA® (bendamustine HCl) for Injection induced durable responses in patients with indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) whose disease had progressed during or within six months of treatment with rituximab. Results of this study, which supported the FDA approval of TREANDA in this patient population in...


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