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NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 9, 2013--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) today announced updated overall survival data from two ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) pivotal Phase 2 clinical trials in relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (R/R HL) and relapsed/refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (R/R sALCL) were presented at the 55 th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place in New Orleans, LA, December 7-10, 2013. ADCETRIS is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) directed to CD30. Median overall survival (OS) of 40.5 months was reported in R/R HL, and was not yet reached in R/R sALCL.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is set to start the vaccination of nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis.
CHESHIRE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2013--Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN) today announced that researchers presented data from clinical trials demonstrating the clinical benefits of chronic Soliris ® (eculizumab) treatment in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) as well as new patient registry data providing further insight into optimal care for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 55th Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans. Data included:
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — National wildlife officials say 11 whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Everglades are dead.
DUBLIN, Ireland & YOQNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 8, 2013--Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) and Given Imaging Ltd. (Nasdaq: GIVN) today announced a definitive agreement under which Covidien will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Given Imaging for $30.00 per share in cash, for a total of approximately $860 million, net of cash and investments acquired. This transaction provides Covidien additional scale and scope to serve the multibillion dollar global gastrointestinal (GI) market and supports the Company’s strategy to comprehensively address key global specialties and procedures.
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) — The last walk that Ronald Westbrook took started around 1 a.m. He slipped unnoticed from his North Georgia home with his two dogs.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has reported its second human case of H7N9 bird flu days after the first, raising fears that the virus is spreading beyond mainland China.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gilead Sciences Inc. says the federal government has approved its highly anticipated hepatitis C drug that is expected to offer a faster cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sovaldi™ (sofosbuvir) 400 mg tablets, a once-daily oral nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection as a component of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. Sovaldi’s efficacy has been established in subjects with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1, 2, 3 or 4 infection, including those with hepatocellular carcinoma meeting Milan criteria (awaiting liver transplantation) and those with HCV/HIV-1 co-infection. Recommended regimens and treatment duration for Sovaldi combination therapy in HCV mono-infected or HCV/HIV-1 co-infected patients follows:
ABBOTT PARK, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure are just some of the devastating complications of diabetes. Nearly 26 million people have the disease in the U.S. and three times that amount are pre-diabetic and don’t know it. Now, a new test could help them before it’s too late.
LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Experts from policy, academia and industry convened during a satellite session at the American Society for Nutrition’s 2013 Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference in Washington, D.C. Thursday, Dec. 5, to review new and existing evidence underscoring the positive effects of cranberry consumption. Long associated with urinary tract health, the latest research on the polyphenol-rich fruit bears weighty considerations in advance of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat an unusual condition that causes painful, curved erections in men.
In people who show the beginning signs of multiple sclerosis (MS), a vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis in other parts of the world might help prevent the disease.
A new study shows anti-retroviral therapy for HIV has saved 2.8 million years of life in South Africa, and could save another 15.1 million more by 2030.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Genetic testing company 23andMe says it is complying with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop selling health-related genetic tests during a regulatory review.
ATLANTA (AP) — There's more evidence that U.S. births may be leveling off after years of decline.
If you of a certain age, someone you know, maybe your parent, grandparent or friend has some type of cognitive impairment. Memory loss, and the inability to recognize familiar faces or places can pose a danger and, if they wander off and get lost it's terrifying for you and a hazard to them.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) -- Wildlife officials prepared Thursday to use sound and other herding techniques to try to save pilot whales in danger of stranding as a glimmer of hope emerged for at least 20 of the animals spotted swimming in life-saving deeper water.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is arguing that a proposed constitutional amendment allowing marijuana for medical reasons would go beyond what voters would be led to believe.
Lynette Whiteman never gets a break.
(NAPSI)—Coughing. Wheezing. Shortness of breath.