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Wilson’s disease is a rare disorder of copper metabolism, an “orphan disease” – a condition so uncommon that its diagnosis and treatment had been neglected. The disease was recognised by the British neurologist Kinnear Wilson in 1912, but a simple means of detecting it did not exist until the 1950s,...
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) today announced the presentation of results from a long-term Phase 2 continuation trial showing that BENLYSTA(TM) (belimumab, formerly LymphoStat-B(R)) was associated with sustained improvement in disease activity across multiple clinical measures, decreased frequency of disease flares, and was generally well tolerated...
Celgene International Sàrl (NASDAQ: CELG) announced that data from multiple studies presented at the 14th Congress of the European Society of Hematology demonstrate that REVLIMID provides powerful and sustained responses in patients with multiple myeloma. These key presentations support the advantage of active long-term disease control along with manageable safety...
INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have developed Distributed Drug Discovery (D3), a new low-cost strategy to accelerate the discovery of drugs to treat neglected diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy, leshmaniasis, dengue fever, and Chagas disease. Even in times of economic prosperity, the pharmaceutical industry has often...
New York, NY — The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) announces its ninth annual “MG Awareness Month” during the month of June, to raise awareness of the often misunderstood and under-diagnosed disease, myasthenia gravis (MG). MG Awareness Month is an effort by MGFA and its local chapters to raise...
NEW YORK — Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced data on the clinical activity of KRX-0401 (perifosine), the Company’s Akt-inhibitor for cancer, as a treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma. Abstract #5034, entitled, “Phase II study of perifosine in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) progressing after prior therapy (Rx)...
NOVATO, Calif. — BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) announced today that it has received notice of priority review status for Kuvan(R) (sapropterin dihydrochloride) as an oral treatment for patients with phenylketonuria (PKU) from Health Canada. Priority review provides for a shortened submission review of 180 days versus the standard twelve...
WALTHAM, Mass. — Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the approval and launch of highly anticipated oral agents as well as the increasing use of current and emerging injectable drugs will drive the overall multiple sclerosis drug market...