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Study: Little Evidence Opioids Help Chronic Pain

January 15, 2015 8:55 am | Videos | Comments

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, with five to eight million needing powerful narcotics to fight the pain. However, an expert panel is declaring there is little evidence these treatment programs work     

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Disney Measles Outbreak Highlights Anti-Vaccine Movement

January 15, 2015 8:45 am | Videos | Comments

The measles outbreak is spreading fear well beyond California. One victim traveled to the Seattle-area for the holidays, flying there and back to California on two different airlines. The woman was not vaccinated. Carter Evans reports how she is the latest example of a controversial trend.

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Sanofi to Collaborate on Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals

January 15, 2015 8:34 am | News | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim and Sanofi announced today that they enter into an alliance to extend Sanofi’s manufacturing capacity network for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.              

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Study: Fewer Struggle with Medical Costs as Coverage Grows

January 15, 2015 8:21 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama's health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.       

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Scientists Tease Out Genes That Signal Risk of Heart Failure

January 15, 2015 8:12 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists are unraveling a mystery behind a fairly common disease that leads to heart failure: Why do some people with a key mutated gene fall ill while others stay healthy? Researchers tested more than 5,200 people to tease apart when mutations really are harmful or are just bystanders.

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Catalent and Sanofi to Collaborate On Smartag™ Antibody-Drug Conjugate Technology With Sanofi’s Proprietary Antibodies

January 15, 2015 8:07 am | News | Comments

Catalent Pharma Solutions has entered into a collaboration with Sanofi-Aventis Recherche & Développement, a Sanofi Company to implement Catalent’s proprietary SMARTag™ technology in the development of next generation Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs).

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SAFC Opens Dry Powder Media Manufacturing Facility in Irvine, Scotland

January 15, 2015 8:02 am | News | Comments

The Irvine expansion, announced in March 2013, was initiated as part of a five-year capital investment plan designed to support SAFC customers with critical products and services across the globe. Now fully validated, the site acts as the European counterpart to the Lenexa, Kansas, Center of Excellence for cell culture media manufacture and supply in the U.S.

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FDA Approves Appetite-Zapping Implant for Obese Patients

January 14, 2015 4:24 pm | News | Comments

The Maestro Rechargeable System uses electrodes implanted in the abdomen to stimulate the vagus nerve, which signals to the brain that the stomach is empty or full. Patients and doctors can adjust the device settings using external controllers. 

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Dendreon Announces Strong Commercial Start to 2015

January 14, 2015 4:13 pm | News | Comments

Dendreon Corporation today announced that the company grew sales in four quarters successively, exceeded its revenue target for the first time ever, and achieved cash-flow break even in the fourth quarter (adjusted for non-recurring items), starting 2015 on a strong footing.

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Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Regarding Latuda®

January 14, 2015 4:09 pm | News | Comments

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has filed patent infringement lawsuits against Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited, Emcure Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. regarding their submissions of Abbreviated New Drug Applications for generic copies of Latuda®.

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Oklahoma, Florida Lethal Injections to Use Same Method

January 14, 2015 4:02 pm | by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The drug mixture begins with the sedative midazolam and includes the same drugs used in Oklahoma's botched execution of Clayton Lockett in April. Lockett writhed on the gurney and moaned after he'd been declared unconscious.     

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Does the Measles Vaccine Work?

January 14, 2015 8:47 am | Videos | Comments

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula talk about the measles vaccine and how effective vaccines can be years after the drug is administered.          

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Vical and AnGes to Develop Therapy for Ebola Virus

January 14, 2015 8:38 am | News | Comments

Vical Incorporated and AnGes MG announced today that they have entered into collaboration to develop and commercialize an equine polyclonal antibody therapy for patients afflicted with Ebola virus disease. No medicines or vaccines are currently approved for the treatment of Ebola.

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SGS Expands Biomarker Services

January 14, 2015 8:28 am | News | Comments

SGS Life Science Services today announced that its laboratory in Poitiers, France, has successfully completed a full analytical validation of the novel Meso Scale Discovery (MSD®) V-PLEX 10-plex Proinflammatory Panel I, for use with human plasma samples.

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AstraZeneca’s BRILINTA® Meets Primary Endpoint in Both 60mg and 90mg Doses

January 14, 2015 8:19 am | News | Comments

The study assessed BRILINTA® (ticagrelor) tablets at either 60mg twice daily or 90mg twice daily plus low-dose aspirin for the secondary prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients who had experienced a heart attack one to three years prior to study start.

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