The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a study that shows Afinitor® (everolimus) tablets plus best supportive care (BSC) more than doubled progression-free survival (PFS), or time without tumor growth, versus placebo plus BSC in patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET).
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has asked the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the sake of patient safety, to work with foreign governments to allow for the importation of sodium thiopental (Pentothal, Hospira) because domestic production of the controversial agent ceased in 2009.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its latest list of drugs to monitor based on potential signs of serious risks or new safety information identified in the agency's Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS).
The quarterly watch list consists of 13 medications that treat a wide range of conditions, including cough, angina, diabetes, cancer, and bipolar disorder.
Medical researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston (UTHealth) presented new research results at the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference that demonstrated how MultiStem, a novel stem cell therapy being developed by Athersys, Inc. provided multiple benefits when administered in preclinical models of ischemic stroke.
EpiCept Corporation announced that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has initiated a phase II trial with Crolibulin (EPC2407). The trial will assess the drug's efficacy and safety in combination with cisplatin in patients with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (ATC). Crolibulin is a vascular disruption and apoptosis inducing agent that has demonstrated potent anti-tumour activity in both preclinical and early clinical studies.
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, Punjab and Bristol Mayers Squibb are jointly organising an international symposium on ‘Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK)--Applications toward Drug Discovery and Development’ from February 11 to 13 at the NIPER premises.