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Amgen submits applications in the US and Europe to expand current indication for Xgeva

Amgen submits applications in the US and Europe to expand current indication for Xgeva

4 Apr 2017

Applications include data from the largest international trial conducted in multiple myeloma.

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Novartis drug combination Tafinlar + Mekinist receives EU approval for BRAF V600-positive advanced NSCLC

Novartis drug combination Tafinlar + Mekinist receives EU approval for BRAF V600-positive advanced NSCLC

3 Apr 2017

New indication of Tafinlar and Mekinist in advanced NSCLC provides only therapy approved in the EU for BRAF V600-positive NSCLC.

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BMS and Incyte to advance the combination of Opdivo and Epacadostat into first-line registrational trials

BMS and Incyte to advance the combination of Opdivo and Epacadostat into first-line registrational trials

2 Apr 2017

Companies to initiate Phase III registrational trials in first-line NSCLC across the spectrum of PD-L1 expression and first-line head and neck cancer in 2017.

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Chemotherapy as a tablet instead of an intravenous infusion

Chemotherapy as a tablet instead of an intravenous infusion

28 Mar 2017

New production method for solid dispersions of docetaxel and paclitaxel.

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Encouraging results of Phase IIa study with Evenamide in patients with schizophrenia

Encouraging results of Phase IIa study with Evenamide in patients with schizophrenia

27 Mar 2017

Unique mechanism: glutamate modulation and voltage-gated sodium channel blockade.

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Eprex marketing authorisation extended to include treatment of symptomatic anaemia

Eprex marketing authorisation extended to include treatment of symptomatic anaemia

27 Mar 2017

French Health Authority ANSM grants approval in the Mutual Recognition Procedure; the relevant health authorities are required to implement the new indication within 30 days.

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Pfizer receives positive CHMP opinion for Trumenba for prevention of meningococcal group B disease

Pfizer receives positive CHMP opinion for Trumenba for prevention of meningococcal group B disease

27 Mar 2017

Trumenba has been studied in a global clinical development program evaluating the vaccine in adolescents and adults.

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Uninterrupted Pradaxa showed less major bleeding than warfarin in atrial fibrillation patients

Uninterrupted Pradaxa showed less major bleeding than warfarin in atrial fibrillation patients

20 Mar 2017

Patients studied in the trial were reflective of those undergoing catheter ablation in routine clinical practice, providing highly relevant data to treating physicians.

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AstraZeneca study shows SGLT-2 inhibitors significantly reduced hospitalizations for heart failure and death

AstraZeneca study shows SGLT-2 inhibitors significantly reduced hospitalizations for heart failure and death

20 Mar 2017

Landmark real-world evidence from an international study of more than 300,000 patients with type-2 diabetes showed treatment with SGLT-2 inhibitors reduced risk of hospitalization for heart failure by 39% and all-cause mortality by 51%.

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Apogenix presents data on novel Hexavalent TNF receptor agonists

Apogenix presents data on novel Hexavalent TNF receptor agonists

20 Mar 2017

Agonists for GIT, CD27 and CD40 receptors in development for cancer immunotherapy exhibit significant in vitro- and in vivo activities.

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New analysis shows Novartis Entresto improves glycemic control among heart failure patients with diabetes

New analysis shows Novartis Entresto improves glycemic control among heart failure patients with diabetes

19 Mar 2017

New use of insulin was also reduced by 29% among patients taking Entresto compared to enalapril-treated patients.

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Dementia Consortium funds Manchester-based team targeting immune system in search for new dementia treatments

Dementia Consortium funds Manchester-based team targeting immune system in search for new dementia treatments

19 Mar 2017

Team led by Dr David Brough awarded £191,757 by public-private initiative driving early-stage drug discovery programmes.

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