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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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Landmark outcomes study shows that Repatha  decreases LDL-C to unprecedented low levels

Landmark outcomes study shows that Repatha decreases LDL-C to unprecedented low levels

17 Mar 2017

Amgen has announced that the 27,564-patient Repatha (evolocumab) cardiovascular outcomes study, FOURIER, established for the first time that maximally reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels with Repatha, beyond what is possible wit...

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FDA approves Novartis' Kisqali as first-line treatment for HR+/HER2- metastatic breast cancer

FDA approves Novartis' Kisqali as first-line treatment for HR+/HER2- metastatic breast cancer

16 Mar 2017

Kisqali plus letrozole showed treatment benefit across all patient subgroups regardless of disease burden or tumour location.

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Merck's Keytruda receives FDA approval to treat patients with refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma

Merck's Keytruda receives FDA approval to treat patients with refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma

15 Mar 2017

Only anti-PD-1 therapy approved for the treatment of patients with difficult-to-treat cHL regardless of prior stem cell transplantation or use of brentuximab vedotin

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Metrion and Concept introduce integrated ion channel drug discovery service

Metrion and Concept introduce integrated ion channel drug discovery service

15 Mar 2017

Supports small molecule ion channel drug discovery, from initial screening to development candidate.

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Allergan and Editas Medicine all set to discover and develop CRISPR genome editing medicines for eye diseases

Allergan and Editas Medicine all set to discover and develop CRISPR genome editing medicines for eye diseases

14 Mar 2017

Alliance brings together eye care and CRISPR innovators to develop transformative medicines for patients.

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Repatha demonstrates reduced need for apheresis in patients with high LDL-C in study

Repatha demonstrates reduced need for apheresis in patients with high LDL-C in study

13 Mar 2017

Data suggest an alternative option for patients.

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Boehringer's investigational anti-CD33 monoclonal antibody gains orphan drug designation for treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes

Boehringer's investigational anti-CD33 monoclonal antibody gains orphan drug designation for treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes

13 Mar 2017

BI 836858 was previously granted orphan drug designation for the treatment of patients with AML.

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