News tagged with pharmaceutical industry

Renaissance in new drugs for rare diseases

Once famously described as "orphan diseases, too small to be noticed, too small to be funded" in the Hollywood drama Lorenzo's Oil, rare diseases are getting unprecedented attention today among drug manufacturers, ...

May 13, 2013
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Unethical advertising at launch of antidepressants

The new feature of the antidepressant drugs of the 1990s was that they had milder side-effects than their predecessors. Combined with aggressive marketing, this meant that annual sales in Sweden increased from just under ...

May 02, 2013
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Web-based nephrology consults may reduce referrals

(HealthDay)—A system of Web-based consultations (telenephrology) may reduce the number of specialty referrals for patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study published in the March/April ...

Apr 04, 2013
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Alkylating agent linked to therapy-related leukemia

(HealthDay)—For patients treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), cumulative doses of alkylating agent (AA) is associated with the risk of therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome (t-AML/MDS), ...

Jan 15, 2013
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Microaneurysm turnover IDs macular edema development

(HealthDay)—Microaneurysm (MA) turnover independently predicts the development of clinically significant macular edema (CSME) in patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), according to ...

Jan 08, 2013
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