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MacroChem completes patient enrollment for Phase II trial of EcoNail for treatment of onychomycosis
...elopment by two major international pharmaceutical companies
reflects the high level of interest in the marketplace for new treatments for onychomycosis." DeLuccia further noted: "If we can develop a topical therapy without the treatment-limiting side effects experienced with the current market-leading oral ...
Study of US restaurants shows no healthier foods without healthier profits
...ries. Efforts were made to recruit executives from companies
with different sales volumes ( $1B) and different ...h sales or other benefits to the restaurant...Many companies
are reluctant to increase healthy food choices on menus due to perceptions of low consumer demand, i...
Rush researchers participate in worldwide AIDS initiative led by Imperial College London
...arch teams around the world from academia, private companies
and other institutions that will work collaboratively under the leadership of Imperial College London. "Despite the burden of HIV/AIDS on the developing worlds, many of the diagnostic tools are just not accessible there due to the high cost and co...
Navigating legal minefields of drug industry addressed at UH talk
HOUSTON, March 27, 2007 In an age when drug companies
often find themselves on the receiving end of high-dollar lawsuits, people who work in the pharmaceutical industry may find themselves wishing they had a law degree. Thanks to a lecture series sponsored by the University of Houston Libraries and the...
Study finds coronary procedure adds no benefit over 'optimal medical therapy' alone
...ported by several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
that contributed funding, drugs and medical devices or supplies. COURAGE participantsmost of them Caucasian males, with an average age of 62had at least one coronary artery that was more than 70-percent blocked. They experienced regular chest pai...
Government's reliance on free market economics makes essential drug prices too high for the poor
... the average prices offered by not-for-profit drug companies
to developing countries. The researchers also compared t he cost of the drugs with daily wages, in order to work out their "affordability." Prices were on average up to 16 times higher than the IRP. The availability of medicines was also poor, with...
Health insurance fails to protect Americans from financial risk
...RCHASING HEALTH INSURANCE. For example, insurance companies
could be required to provide consumers with standard disclosure forms that clearly detail the services products cover and the out-of-pocket expenses for which consumers are liable. 3. CONDUCT OVERSIGHT TO ENSURE THAT HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS ARE...
Synthetic production of potential pharmaceuticals dramatically simplified by Scripps research team
...lexity of producing natural products has made some companies
reluctant to focus on them. There is this far-ranging and damaging perception that natural products are too complex to be used in a drug discovery setting despite their overwhelming track record in medicine, says Baran. I think if our work has hel...
Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages
...r research," Sobsey said, "but we're happy to know companies
and agencies are embracing the proven technology of biosand filters and are looking for ways to improve and increase the usage. We know clean water not only improves, but saves lives." ...
New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks
...Science University may snuff out claims by tobacco companies
that smoking such newly marketed "potentially redu...m cigarette smoke by the new PREP designs, tobacco companies
could not be sure the cancer risks had been lowered to any meaningful degree. The paper states that ...
US businesses not prepared for aging workforce
...ition for new talent likely to result from so many companies
facing the same problem," said Mick Smyer, co-director of the Center. The study results are based on responses from 578 organizations from across the United States. Among the economic sectors represented were retail trade, manufacturing, healthcare...
Lack of guidelines on kidney stone attacks could put travel workers and passengers at risk
...ernational. Urologists have called for transport companies
to put stringent staff guidelines in place to tack...y to safely control a vehicle." Travel insurance companies
the authors spoke to provided more categorical responses. They said that if they knew that a person ...
Taking the wraps off drug safety data from clinical trials
Boston, MA -- For years, pharmaceutical companies
have sought to restrict public access to drug safe...on is whether the information will give other drug companies
an unfair competitive advantage," said Mello. "But it is strange to argue that evidence that a drug ...
Most children in US hospitals receive medicines off-label
...s providing financial incentives to pharmaceutical companies
have helped increase the number of drugs tested and approved for children. However, said Dr. Shah, "there was little information on the extent of off-label use among children, the types of drugs used off-label, and the characteristics of hospitalized...
Cancer vaccine innovator honored with prestigious Florey Medal
...ow being developed by two Australian biotechnology companies
to develop break-through approaches to treatment and prevention of Herpes and Hepatitis C. Professor Rick McLean, Chair of the Tall Poppy Campaign and member of the Selection Committee for the Merck Sharp & Dohme Florey Medal, said the bi-annual ac...
African scientists will train at Emory University in latest drug discovery techniques
... needs. The fact that several small pharmaceutical companies
are beginning to spring up in Africa makes this an...part, there is little incentive for pharmaceutical companies
to invest in new medicines to treat diseases that have relatively small markets," Dr. Liotta says. ...
Medicalize me: Experts look at how our perceptions of illness are shaped
...trys advertising, or is it also the case that drug companies
are reflecting societal expectations?, Metzl asks....e plays a large role in this process, and the drug companies
arent just inventing this from scratch. Theyre playing to a market thats used to asking for things f...
U of M discovers protein linked to elevated BMI in people of American Indian and Mexican ancestry
...as licensed these proteins to three pharmaceutical companies
who are developing them as therapeutic agents. Nelsestuen is recognized on the universitys Wall of Discovery for some of these achievements. Nelsestuen used income from the blood coagulation protein licenses and his endowment from the Samuel Kirkw...
Drug safety recommendations lack scientific evidence
...ndated post-approval studies, since pharmaceutical companies
have little incentive to undertake this research on their own, as it could potentially lower their profits. The FDA has picked up on this point; at the end of January, the agency announced a new policy to comprehensively assess drugs 18 months after ...
Computer scientist reveals the math and science behind blockbuster movies
...s well as some screen credits," he says. "Both the companies
and group at Stanford think of this as a highly synergistic relationship." Fedkiw's favorite movie employing CG is Revenge of the Sith. "When I watched the first [Star Wars movie] at 9 years old, I never dreamed that I'd eventually be helping to ma...
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