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2012-06-14 06:24:03

AMARILLO, Texas, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoPharm, Inc. and Amarillo Biosciences, Inc. (OTCBB: AMAR) today announced positive clinical findings from a dose-ranging, Phase 2 clinical trial of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Taiwan. A total of 169 HCV patients (genotype 1b) were randomized to receive oral lozenges containing 500 or 1500 international units (IU) of natural human interferon-alpha (IFNa) or matching placebo for 24 weeks, followed by 24 weeks of untreated...

2012-05-07 14:37:05

A new analysis concludes that rituximab, a drug commonly used to treat blood cancers, leads to treatment responses lasting at least five years in approximately one quarter of patients with low platelet counts and a risk of bleeding due to chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). In study results published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), investigators at Weill Cornell Medical College provide the very first long-term outcome data for...

2012-05-07 06:27:04

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis concludes that rituximab, a drug commonly used to treat blood cancers, leads to treatment responses lasting at least five years in approximately one quarter of patients with low platelet counts and a risk of bleeding due to chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). In study results published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), investigators at Weill Cornell Medical...

2012-02-27 06:10:26

New study will enable better antenatal diagnosis for sufferers of rare blood and skeletal disorder Researchers have identified an elusive gene responsible for Thrombocytopenia with Absent Radii (TAR), a rare inherited blood and skeletal disorder. As a result, this research is now being transformed into a medical test that allows prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling in affected families. The team used genetic sequencing to discover that TAR results from low levels of the protein...

2011-12-13 15:11:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that data from several key Nplate(®) (romiplostim) studies were presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), Dec. 10-13, 2011, in San Diego. Of note, final results from the international, Phase 3, open-label, single-arm '209 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Nplate in adults with primary immune thrombocytopenia...

2011-12-13 08:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK) today announced positive results from a Phase 1 multicenter dose-ranging trial of the combination of Telintra and Revlimid in patients with International Prognostic System Score (IPSS) Low to Intermediate-1 Risk non-deletion (5q) myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The majority of MDS patients are Low to Intermediate-1 Risk non-deletion (5q) and represent an important unmet medical need. Although Revlimid currently...

2011-12-12 10:45:00

SINGAPORE, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S*BIO Pte Ltd today announced that results from a Phase 2 study demonstrated that its JAK2 inhibitor pacritinib (SB1518) effectively reduced splenomegaly in myelofibrosis (MF) patients, with minimal impact on existing cytopenias providing an important therapeutic niche in the treatment of MF. Results were presented at the 53rd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego. "Pacritinib is an active drug for the treatment of splenomegaly...

2011-12-06 11:53:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has modified the requirements of the Nplate® (romiplostim) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program. Prescribing physicians, patients and institutions are no longer required to enroll in the safety monitoring program, called the Nplate® NEXUS (Network of EXperts Understanding and Supporting Nplate and Patients)...

2011-02-25 17:26:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval for PROMACTA® (eltrombopag), an oral tablet that can raise platelet counts in patients with the rare blood disorder chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins or splenectomy. PROMACTA initially received FDA...

2011-02-23 15:51:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarix Pharmaceuticals (www.tarixpharma.com) today announced enrollment of the first patient in a Phase 2 clinical study of TXA127, a pharmaceutical grade formulation of a naturally occurring peptide known to stimulate early hematopoietic precursor cells in the bone marrow. The study is currently enrolling patients undergoing autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplant to evaluate the safety and efficacy of TXA127 in accelerating...