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Juventas Therapeutics completes enrollment of phase I/II RETRO-HF trial

Friday, August 15, 2014 12:41 PM

Juventas Therapeutics, a private, clinical-stage company developing a drug-based approach to regenerative medicine, has successfully completed the phase I arm of the RETRO-HF clinical trial, and fully enrolled the phase II arm that is evaluating the safety and preliminary clinical efficacy for retrograde infusion of JVS-100 in patients with heart failure.

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FDA approves new sleep drug Belsomra

Friday, August 15, 2014 09:17 AM

The FDA has approved Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets for use as needed to treat difficulty in falling and staying asleep (insomnia).

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FDA approves Orbactiv to treat skin infections

Friday, August 8, 2014 12:44 PM

The FDA has approved Orbactiv (oritavancin), a new antibacterial drug to treat adults with skin infections.

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BioSpecifics Technologies initiates phase II study of CCH for Lipoma

Friday, August 8, 2014 12:33 PM

BioSpecifics Technologies, a biopharmaceutical company developing first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) in the U.S. and XIAPEX in the E.U., has injected the first patient in its placebo-controlled phase II clinical trial of CCH for the treatment of lipoma. The company expects to complete patient enrollment in this trial during the first quarter of 2015.

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FDA expands approval of Lumizyme to treat Pompe disease

Monday, August 4, 2014 03:27 PM

The FDA has approved Lumizyme (alglucosidase alfa) for treatment of patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease, including patients who are less than eight years of age. In addition, the risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) known as the Lumizyme ACE (Alglucosidase Alfa Control and Education) Program is being eliminated.

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FDA approves Jardiance to treat type 2 diabetes

Friday, August 1, 2014 01:33 PM

The FDA has approved Jardiance (empagliflozin) tablets as an addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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FDA expands approved use of Imbruvica for CLL

Thursday, July 31, 2014 01:55 PM

The FDA has expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who carry a deletion in chromosome 17 (17p deletion), which is associated with poor responses to standard treatment for CLL. Imbruvica received a Breakthrough Therapy Designation for this use.

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Noxxon initiates study of Anti-Hepcidin Spiegelmer Lexaptepid Pegol

Thursday, July 31, 2014 01:52 PM

Noxxon Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary therapeutics called Spiegelmers, has treated the first patient with its anti-hepcidin Spiegelmer lexaptepid pegol (NOX-H94) in a phase IIa proof-of-concept clinical trial to treat erythropoietin (EPO) hyporesponsive anemia in dialysis patients.

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Butrans Transdermal System CIII receives new dosage strength approval

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 08:00 AM

Purdue Pharma has announced that the FDA approved a new 7.5mcg/hour dosage strength of Butrans (buprenorphine) Transdermal System CIII. Five strengths of Butrans now will be available: 5mcg/hour, 7.5mcg/hour, 10mcg/hour, 15mcg/hour and 20mcg/hour. The Butrans Transdermal System also is approved to allow the use of two patches to facilitate dose adjustments during titration. The total dose from both patches should not exceed 20mcg/hour. Purdue expects to launch Butrans 7.5mcg/hour commercially in the U.S. in October 2014.

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