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FDA Grants Genentech’s Avastin Priority Review for Recurrent Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

July 22, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, today announced that the FDA has accepted the company's supplemental Biologics License Application and granted Priority Review for Avastin® plus chemotherapy for the treatment of women with recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

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J&J Buying Back $5B Worth of its Shares

July 21, 2014 6:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest maker of health care products, plans to buy back up to $5 billion of the company's common stock. The maker of prescription drugs, medical devices and Tylenol said Monday that its board of directors had approved the stock buyback program.

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OpenFDA – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

July 21, 2014 3:39 pm | by Brian Overstreet, CEO, AdverseEvents | Blogs | Comments

In an ideal world, OpenFDA could usher in a world of new and improved tools and products that would improve patient safety and adherence, increase physician awareness of drug safety dangers, assist healthcare decision makers who are driving prescribing behavior with better decision support, and lower the overall cost of care by reducing avoidable side effects. But we don’t live in an ideal world.

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Hopkins Settles Pelvic Exam Suits for $190M

July 21, 2014 1:46 pm | by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck.   

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Compounding & Filling Vessels

July 21, 2014 12:06 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Charles Ross & Son Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing a new line of Compounding & Filling Vessels with Magnetically-Coupled Turbine Agitator for pharmaceutical, biotech, cosmetic, food and other sterile applications.

Why Isn't There a Vaccine for AIDS Yet?

July 21, 2014 9:09 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers have been working on an AIDS vaccine since the 1980s. So what's taking so long?                           

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Chikungunya Virus Cases Reported in the U.S.

July 21, 2014 9:01 am | Videos | Comments

Health alert issued for the viral disease that originated in the Caribbean.                             

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Teen's Death Puts Focus on Caffeine Powder Dangers

July 21, 2014 8:56 am | by ANN SANNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The  Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it's investigating caffeine powder and will consider taking regulatory action. The agency cautioned parents that young people could be drawn to it. Caffeine powder is sold as a dietary supplement, so it's not subject to the same federal regulations as certain caffeinated foods.

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AIDS Conference Honors Victims of Ukraine Jet Crash

July 21, 2014 8:48 am | News | Comments

An international AIDS conference opened in Australia on Sunday with a tribute to several delegates who were killed en route to the gathering when their plane was shot down over Ukraine.           

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Allergan Reports Second Quarter 2014 Operating Results; Announces Layoffs

July 21, 2014 8:45 am | News | Comments

Allergan, Inc. announced operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 and announced a restructuring that will eliminate 1500 jobs.                   

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Firefighter Loses Hand to Flesh-Eating Bacteria

July 21, 2014 8:38 am | News | Comments

A Rhode Island firefighter who got an infection after being pricked by a thorn has lost his hand to flesh-eating bacteria.                     

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States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

July 21, 2014 8:35 am | by STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Oregon lawsuit filed Thursday in Portland contends 5-Hour Energy falsely claims customers get extra energy and focus from a unique blend of ingredients, when the boost actually comes from a concentrated dose of caffeine.     

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Aduro BioTech Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Combination Immunotherapy

July 21, 2014 8:28 am | News | Comments

Aduro BioTech, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, today announced that the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for its pancreatic cancer combination treatment that consists of its CRS-207 and GVAX Pancreas immunotherapies.

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Valeant Takes Allergan Complaints to Regulators

July 21, 2014 8:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is complaining to regulators that Botox maker and acquisition target Allergan has been making false statements about its business.             

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Teva Completes Acquisition of Labrys

July 21, 2014 8:15 am | News | Comments

The acquisition of Labrys brings to Teva LBR-101, a fully humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which is currently in Phase IIb clinical trials for prevention of chronic and episodic migraine.  

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