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Novartis Zortress as the first drug to prevent organ rejection in adult patients receiving liver transplantation in the US. The approval was based on positive data from liver transplant study that compared Zortress in combination with reduced-
Unlike most other drug eluting stents, the BioFreedom does not use a polymer to manage the release of Biolimus A9 (umirolimus), a highly lipophilic anti-restenotic derivative of sirolimus that the company developed in-house specifically for this use.
Amid the all the numbers in Pfizer's ($PFE) third-quarter earnings announcement, the drugmaker disclosed one particularly newsworthy figure: A $491 million charge for a Rapamune marketing settlement. As Dow Jones first reported, the company made a
14 pm Elixir Medical out of Sunnyvale, California received European CE Mark clearance to offer its DESyne BD Novolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System to coronary artery disease patients on the continent. The stent itself is cobalt chromium, and is
The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Aug. 09 2012, 6:13 PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Aug. 09 2012, 6:13 PM EDT Patients taking certain medications are usually told to avoid grapefruit juice because it can boost drug absorption, sometimes leading
8 August 2012 Drinking a glass of grapefruit juice a day could dramatically increase the effectiveness of cancer drugs, according to a study. Patients who combined the fruit with a specific anti-cancer drug received the same benefits as they would
FoxNews.com Sirolimus, a drug typically used by transplant patients to prevent rejection, has been found in previous studies to have anti-cancer properties as well. While it's not currently used to treat cancer, there may be a way to give those
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Description A glass a day of grapefruit juice lets patients derive the same benefits from an anti-cancer drug as they would get from more than three times as much of the drug by itself.
a pill that alleviates the worst aspects of ageing. But anti-ageing drugs could be closer than we think, according to international genetics and ageing expert Dame Linda Partridge. In fact, a drug already licensed to treat cancer is getting the
Watch A running shoe that promises to shave fractions of a second off sprinters' race times is one of the highlights at this year's RCA Gradiation Show in London. Geneva, Switzerland AP Photo Watch Veronica Galvan, an assistant professor of