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SHANGHAI and BOSTON – Citrine Medicine, a China-based rare disease therapeutics company, today announced that it has received a clinical trial waiver from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) in China for Wakix® (pitolisant), a narcolepsy drug approved in the European Union and the United States for the treatment of narcolepsy in adult patients with and without...
BOULDER, Colo. –  Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) announced that the first presentation of data from the randomized, Phase 3 ARIEL4 study of Rubraca® (rucaparib) will take place today in an oral presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Virtual Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer (SGO). The data demonstrate that Rubraca...
Colorectal cancer rates are rising in adults under age 50 — people who are not typically screened for such cancers. The finding, gleaned from a cancer surveillance database and published in the June issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, reported a 17% increase in this age group over a...
About one in 100 children has a common brain disorder called Chiari 1 malformation, but most of the time such children grow up normally and no one suspects a problem. But in about one in 10 of those children, the condition causes headaches, neck pain, hearing, vision and balance disturbances,...
Amanda Judice was doing what many college students like to do on semester break – enjoying a winter ski trip. Then, her world turned upside down, and not from a tumble on the slopes. The 20-year-old product of Fatima and St. Thomas More, a Delta Delta Delta sorority member at...
At the start of the year, pharmacy benefit manager OptumRx predicted that 40% of all new FDA-approved products in 2020 would be orphan drugs. The PBM hasn’t changed that forecast, but it has come out with a bold new prediction about drugs that address small patient populations. Developers of orphan...
Neurological diseases including Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer’s, and schizophrenia are all associated with alterations in dopamine-driven function involving the dopamine transporter (DAT). Research published today in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience suggests that a number of estrogens acting through their receptors affect the DAT, which...
A Lakewood family will bike in the 20th annual Children’s Hospital Courage Classic to help raise money for the medical center that has treated their son since birth. Stefan and Brenda Van der Steen will take part in the 3-day tour, which passes through Copper Mountain and Leadville for three...