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Antiarrhythmics: RSD1235 woes reduce market potential but not clinical impact

31 Jul 06

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, with an estimated nine million sufferers worldwide. Although safe, effective treatment for AF is critical, historically there has been little R&D investment and little innovation in the AF market. However, this may be about to change, with the AF market expected to triple by 2015.

PowderMed: flying ahead in avian flu

21 Jul 06

PowderMed has submitted an application to UK regulators seeking to conduct human trials of its avian influenza vaccine. Developing an effective vaccine against the next influenza pandemic is a challenging task, but one many companies are taking on. However, until a virus able to cause a pandemic emerges, no one knows for certain which product will be most effective.

Role of Arenesp and cinacalcet in protecting hearts of renal patients

20 Jul 06

Treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is focussing increasingly on prevention of cardiovascular complications with the aim of reducing the cardiovascular mortality and morbidity to which many patients currently succumb.
Olwen Glynn Owen - PharmiWeb Field Reporter

Hints and Tips: Survive in the Work Place Part Two

19 Jul 06

Hints and Tips: Survive in the Work Place Part Two
Elaine Ford - PharmiWeb Field Reporter

Urinary incontinence: common problem, not commonly reported

13 Jul 06

Despite not being a widely acknowledged affliction, urinary incontinence (UI) is a relatively common condition, with up to 23% of the female population suffering from one form alone. Yet despite the significant impact UI can have on the quality of life of the sufferers, according to a new report, approximately half of sufferers neither seek treatment nor report the problem to a physician.

Baraclude (entecavir) offers much-needed new option for chronic hepatitis B infection

11 Jul 06

Baraclude (entecavir), a new oral drug developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb, recently approved by the European Commission for treatment of chronic hepatitis B viral (HBV) infections, is expected to become available in a few months in some countries of the EU, the Middle East and Africa.
Olwen Glynn Owen - PharmiWeb Field Reporter

Tibotec and J&J cleared to launch Aptivus rival

11 Jul 06

The FDA has approved Tibotec and Johnson & Johnson's HIV drug Prezista, enabling it to join Boehringer Ingelheim's recently launched Aptivus as one of just two second-generation protease inhibitors currently available. However, competition will be fierce as both drugs target similar patients in a crowded market where small differences in marketing approaches could impact hugely on sales.

New data results for Roche cancer drug Xeloda impressive

10 Jul 06

ROCHE is set to file for a new indication for its oral, targeted cancer drug Xeloda® following impressive new data presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference (ASCO).
Rhonda Siddall,

Lean Documentation 1: GLP, GCP, GMP, SOP, too many documents ?

09 Jul 06

Pharmaceutical companies are renowned for exhaustive pages of regulatory reports and documentation procedures. An enormous amount of effort goes into creating and maintaining these documentations, usually by people for whom it is only a small part of their job. Another problem is that complexity exists in such documents and may be due to an excess of information or to inappropriate structure. Again, historically there may have been a drive to put every little detail into the procedures, in t
PharmiWeb Field Reporter -Joanna Hills

Biomarin advance novel antihypertensive...Researchers identify novel molecular target for the treatment of sepsis

07 Jul 06

Todays Headlines from across the DailyUpdates network (July 7th, 2006) - In today's edition we highlight Biomarin's development of the novel antihypertensive 6R-BH4 and new research describing a promising molecular target for future sepsis therapeutics.

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