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Posted today in New Drug Applications

FDA Accepts for Priority Review the BLA for Empliciti (elotuzumab) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) and AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for priority review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for Empliciti (elotuzumab), an investigational Signaling Lymphocyte Activation Molecule (SLAMF7)-directed immunostimulatory antibody, for...

Posted today in Clinical Trials

Amgen And UCB Announce Positive Top-Line Results From Open-Label Phase 3 Study Of Romosozumab Compared With Teriparatide

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and UCB (Euronext Brussels: UCB) today announced top-line results from the STRUCTURE trial (STudy evaluating effect of RomosozUmab Compared with Teriparatide in postmenopaUsal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture pReviously treated with bisphosphonatE...

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Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds

Day care does not appear to lead to aggressive behavior in children, according to a new study based on Norwegian children. Parents worried about day care's effect on their kids should feel reassured by the findings, the researchers said. They interviewed the parents of nearly 1,000 children in Norway enrolled in day care when the youngsters were 6...

Posted yesterday in Clinical Trials

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment of Phase 2 ALPINE Clinical Trial of Tarextumab in Pancreatic Cancer

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:OMED), a clinical-stage company developing novel anti-cancer stem cell and immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced that it has completed patient enrollment in its Phase 2 "ALPINE" clinical trial of tarextumab (anti-Notch2/3, OMP-59R5) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer more than eight months ahead of schedule....

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Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study

Want to enjoy a healthier old age? Try eating a little less each day. That's the suggestion from a new study led by researchers at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA). The "results are quite intriguing," study co-author Dr. Evan Hadley, director of geriatrics and clinical gerontology at the NIA, said in an agency news release. "They show that...

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Cutting-Edge Genetic Tests May Improve Management of Autism

A pair of genetic tests could help parents and doctors better understand the numerous challenges that a child newly diagnosed with autism might face throughout life, a new study suggests. The tests tracked down genes that could explain the nature of a child's autism susceptibility in nearly 16 percent of cases, according to findings published Sept....

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Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment

When a child has cancer that resists standard therapies, the outlook can be grim. But a new study suggests that for some children, extensive genetic analysis can open up options. The study found that among children with rare or aggressive cancers, genetic sequencing revealed potentially "actionable findings" in almost half of them. For some, that meant...

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Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information

Don't be surprised if your next dental checkup includes questions about illicit drug use. A new survey has found that more than three out of every four U.S. dentists ask their patients about illegal drug use. The poll also found that more than half of dentists believe they should conduct drug screening of new patients. More than 1,200 dentists nationwide...

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More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds

On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher. In fact, a new study shows that, for the first time, more U.S. college students (6 percent) now smoke a joint each day than light up a cigarette (5 percent). The findings are based on 2014 data collected...

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Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

Three out of four American adults have a heart that's "older" than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday. Your "heart age" is based on a risk profile that includes blood pressure, smoking history, diabetes and body mass index. "Half of U.S. men and nearly half of U.S. women have a heart age...

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Have you had a medication that you could not afford lately?

If you answered yes, you probably are not alone. The cost of certain prescriptions, like those for hepatitis C, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis, have skyrocketed. Many of these special drugs cannot be accessed from a regular retail pharmacy. The patient must acquire the treatment from a “specialty pharmacy”, that may not even be in their […]

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Drugs.com Reaches 500,000 Facebook Likes

Drugs.com has topped the 500,000 likes mark on our Facebook page. A huge thank you to the half million dedicated fans who follow our page, like our articles and share our links. We appreciate every single one of you. It is our aim to keep you up-to-date on all things drug related through our daily […]

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Drug Shortages: Has the FDA Response Made an Impact?

Rationing of much needed medications for patients is a scary thought for me as a healthcare professional. I can understand when an orphan drug may go in short supply for a rare disease, but when commonly used medications like antibiotics and intravenous fluids become scarce, I wonder what the forces are that cause this to […]

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