Tag: "approved" at medical news
Which drugs should health plans cover?
...include in their "formularies," the lists of drugs approved
for coverage. "Manufacturers of new drugs make a r...t only if those differences are predictable. Drugs approved
for the same problem often show equal efficacy on average, but their effects can vary widely between...
New screen-and-treat methods for cervical cancer significantly reduce cancer precursor lesions
...combat these financial and systematic hurdles, was approved
by the institutional review boards of Columbia University Medical Center and the University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa). The international group included researchers from Columbia University Medical Center: Dr. Wright and Louise Kuhn, Ph...
Combination microbicides protect monkeys against HIV-like virus
...e clinical trials, but no microbicide has yet been approved
for human use. The Nature study was led by John P...pplied the third compound, which is similar to the approved
anti-HIV drug Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon). During testing, researchers sedated the monkeys, applied the exp...
ACTOplus met (pioglitazone HCl and metformin HCl)
...one 45 mg and metformin 2,550 mg, according to the approved
labeling. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 18 million people, and type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease. Both ACTOS and metformin are widely used medications in the treatment of type 2 diab...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for November 2005 (first issue)
...on would greatly enhance control efforts. ELISPOT, approved
for use in Europe, is being evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The study is published in the first issue for November 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine....
Xeloda plus oxaliplatin (XELOX) dramatically reduces hospital visits by over 60%
...de from colorectal cancer each year. 3 Xeloda was approved
in the EU for post-surgery treatment of colorectal cancer in April 2005. Approval was based on data (X-ACT study) that showed Xeloda to be at least equal to 5-FU/LV in terms of effectiveness with a strong trend towards improvement with fewer severe s...
Vitamin D, taxotere combination extends the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer
...ential conflict was reviewed and a management plan approved
by the OHSU Conflict of Interest in Research Committee, and the Integrity Program Oversight Council was implemented....
Headlines about Herceptin show equality of access to costly drugs must be tackled
...per patient, and despite its effectiveness was not approved
for funding in Ontario until after a media backlash. The drug represents the first of probably many new cancer treatments of this kind, say the authors. The new hope it gives to patients also highlights new cost issues - both for the drugs themselv...
Nerve-stimulation therapy for patients with treatment-resistant depression now available in New York
...VNS) Therapy as a long-term treatment specifically approved
by the FDA for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). VNS Therapy is approved
as a long-term adjunctive (add-on) treatment for patients 18 years of age and older who are experien...
Lancet study: Pfizer's Vfend equals two-drug candidemia regimen, with fewer serious side effects
...ment available in oral and IV formulations that is approved
as first-line therapy against both mould and yeast...ricin B followed by fluconazole, both of which are approved
treatments for candidemia. However, amphotericin B is commonly associated with toxic effects, includ...
Study reveals surprising attitudes about research involving adults with Alzheimer's
...drugs. A smaller percentage, but still a majority, approved
of such surrogate decision-making for studies involving gene transfers, Alzheimer's protein "vaccines", spinal taps and brain tissue sampling. When the 229 study participants were asked which kinds of studies they themselves would allow if they were...
Feds give researchers ok for safety test of adult stem cells in patients with heart disease
...ed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved
plans to begin a study to evaluate the safety of u...emia, a serious form of heart disease. The FDA has approved
a Phase I study designed to test the safety of the procedure. It will involve injecting bone marrow...
Shire announces positive two-year study of ADDERALL XR in the treatment of adult ADHD
...bility profile during the trial at all doses. The approved
dose for adult patients is 20 mg per day. The majority of side effects occurred in the first month of the trial, diminished over time and were generally mild or moderate in nature. The most frequently reported drug-related adverse events included d...
Preventing another Vioxx
...'t get any benefit from the drug. So, the FDA only approved
it for use in patients with a high score. More sophisticated statistical analysis may at first seem daunting to researchers and journal editorial boards not accustomed to such statistical methods, but Hayward notes that doctors in hospital intensive...
New RSV treatment for at-risk infants under study
...y compares MEDI-493, a monoclonal antibody already approved
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat respiratory synctial virus, or RSV, to the more potent MEDI-524, says Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, chief of the MCG Section of Neonatology and a principal investigator. "A casual sniffle for adults can be de...
Cord blood cells may widen treatment window for stroke
...meeting in Washington, DC. The only drug currently approved
for ischemic stroke treatment is tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), which breaks up blood clots the cause of most strokes. However, tPA must be given within three hours following a stroke to be effective and few patients arrive at the hospital quic...
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Arthritis Foundation introduce pediatric rheumatic diseases CD-ROM
...f healthcare professionals, reviewers overwhelming approved
the content and indicated they intend to read the literature to become better informed, distribute it to patients and families of patients, share it with colleagues, and recommend it to other pediatric healthcare professionals, says Dr. Katz. Overall...
Compound from marine bacteria shows potential as multiple myeloma therapy
... deaths annually in the United States. Bortezomib, approved
by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003 for relapsed myeloma patients and subsequently for patients who have received at least one prior treatment, demonstrated in clinical trials that it extended the time to disease progression and also improved...
Backyard treatment may yield leukemia treatment
...l activity. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved
Gleevec as a treatment for CML about five years ag...ustria among patients with asthma, it has not been approved
by the FDA for use in the United States . Perrotti and his research team tested the effects of fors...
Alcohol biomarker test cuts care costs for chronically ill patients
... medical and legal costs. The alcohol biomarker is approved
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but Fleming said that many primary care physicians do not know about the CDT technology. CDT is not a test for alcoholism; it can't judge whether a patient is dependent on alcohol, Fleming said. But the test ...
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