News tagged with drug companies

This psychoactive drugs trip isn't working

Recreational drug use has been with us forever, and so have the challenges that this use brings to medicine and society. But the nature of the modern drug scene has changed to such an extent that the health ...

Sep 03, 2013
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Gene variants linked to obesity

(HealthDay)—Variants of a gene are associated with overweight and obesity in psychiatric patients taking drugs that induce weight gain, as well in the general population, according to a study published ...

Aug 09, 2013
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Vandetanib in thyroid cancer: Added benefit not proven

Vandetanib (trade name: Caprelsa) has been approved in Germany since February 2012 for the treatment of adult patients who have a particular form of aggressive thyroid cancer. In a new benefit assessment, the German Institute ...

Aug 02, 2013
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Can a contact lens help treat glaucoma?

While an undergraduate in biochemistry at McMaster, Michelle Fernandes worked as a researcher for a biotech company. Now a master's candidate in chemical engineering, she credits that co-op work experience with sparking her ...

Jun 28, 2013
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Added benefit of ingenol mebutate is not proven

The drug ingenol mebutate (trade name: Picato) has been approved in Germany since November 2012 as a gel for the treatment of certain forms of actinic keratosis in adults. In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act ...

Jun 06, 2013
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Aflibercept in AMD: No proof of added benefit

It is not proven that patients with wet age-related macular degeneration benefit from the new drug aflibercept, as the drug manufacturer did not present any suitable data for a comparison with the current standard therapy ...

Jun 05, 2013
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Health groups protest new Camel magazine ads

The American Heart Association, American Lung Association and several other health groups are asking at least two state attorneys to investigate a new Camel cigarette ad campaign.

May 30, 2013
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WHO urges global ban on all tobacco marketing

Governments worldwide must ban all forms of tobacco marketing, not just billboards and TV ads, as companies find new ways to tap the market, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

May 29, 2013
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