Clinical Trials

12 of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Lupus

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with <b>lupus</b>, it’s natural to have a long list of questions about the disease, including how it’ll affect you and what …

Fibromyalgia

A New Clinical Trial Just Made Diabetes Patients Insulin Independent

With Promising Potential<p>No matter how modern the world has become, there are certain ailments that continue to persist. One of these is diabetes, and …

Medicine

Scientists created a virus that could stop age-related blindness in its tracks

Scientists engineered a virus that might help or even prevent blindness in the elderly.<p>19 patients with advanced, wet Age-Related Macular …

Medicine

STAT Plus: How did Vertex win an FDA approval without running a clinical trial?

Vertex Pharmaceuticals scored a minor coup this week when the Food and Drug Administration signed off on a wider use of its banner drug for cystic …

Medicine

The Australian clinical trials keeping doctors' gut feelings in check

Corinne Chard's hand reaches into the incubator and caresses the head of her tiny son Jackson, born on May 11 at 28 weeks weighing just 836 …

Medicine

New Drugs for Lou Gehrig's Disease Head for Clinical Trials

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) strikes without warning. The condition, which strips nerve cells of their ability to interact with the body's …

Medicine

Practical clinical trials can help find alternatives to opioids

Pressures on primary care doctors to move away from opioid pain management are increasing, but practitioners need practical, evidence-based …

Medicine

Explainer: How does a clinical trial take shape in Australia?

You might have thought clinical trials are reserved for patients with life-threatening conditions, but participants in perfectly good health are …

Medicine

Ibalizumab: First Long-Acting HIV Treatment Available Now Via Expanded Access

No one can deny that many patients can now suppress their HIV with effective antiretrovirals (ARVs) that cause fewer side effects. However, a …

Medicine

7 Things You Should Know about Clinical Trials

This year, May 19 is International Clinical Trials Day, which aims to help raise awareness of the important role clinical trials play in public …

Medicine

The Future Of Clinical Trials Considered During Dean’s Lecture Series Address

A number of changes could affect the future of clinical trials, including the increased involvement of health-care providers, said Thomas Pike, the …

Stanford University

Clinical trial participants should have a say in new drug pricing

People who volunteer to participate in clinical trials of new drugs provide a valuable service to pharmaceutical companies and to the rest of us. In …

Pharma

California bill would ban drug company gifts to doctors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Senate passed a bill Thursday that would ban drug companies from giving gifts to doctors.<p>Sen. Mike McGuire said his bill prohibiting perks such as airline tickets and lavish meals would lower drug costs in part because doctors who receive such gifts are more …

Health Care

Gainers & Losers Of May 17: SNDX, PULM, PBYI, CNCE, XLRN...

Here's why SNDX and PBYI soared today while CNCE fell.

Medicine

Controversial weight loss procedure now available

AURORA, Colo. - A new FDA approved weight loss procedure is now available at University of Colorado Hospital. It is controversial, and some may find …

Weight Loss

How Patients Are Changing Clinical Trials

In September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a controversial drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare but deadly disease that affects boys. That was a reversal from six months earlier, when an FDA advisory committee had recommended against the drug’s approval and said it …

Cancer

BrandPost: Life-Changing Technology Shouldn’t Have to Wait

<b>It started with a breakthrough idea</b>Braster S.A. is a Poland-based company founded by scientists with a mission – to save lives by giving women an easier, more effective and more comfortable way to conduct breast self-examinations at home. They believed that through regular home screening, more …

Cancer

Science Explains How Magic Mushrooms Will Change the Future of Psychiatry

You may know the chemical 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine by its more common name, psilocybin. Long used as a sacrament among indigenous …

The Brain

4 Biotech Firms That Have Crossed My Radar

Antares Pharma shares have logged an impressive runup but appear poised for continued gains with several product launches coming.<p>Theravance Biopharma …

Stocks

China's latest Western-style FDA tweak puts orphan drug approvals in the fast lane

China's FDA, long criticized for its cumbersome and slow drug-review process, is offering to grant conditional OKs for orphan meds already approved …

Pharma

Can-Fite files clinical trial application in Canada ahead of Phase 3 Piclidenoson study

Stock Markets16 minutes ago (May 16, 2017 07:47AM ET)<p>Saved. See Saved Items.<p>This article has already been saved in your Saved Items<p>© Reuters. …

Stock Markets

Ionis shares fall on clinical trial death, but trial succeeds

Shares of Ionis Pharmaceuticals fell 6.75 percent Monday, after the Carlsbad biotech company reported a death in one of its clinical trials, which …

Medicine

Premarket Losers as of 9:05 am

ARDX -37% on announcing positive results in a Phase 3 clinical trial, T3MPO-1.<p>AKTX -17% on placing its CEO Dr. Gur Roshwalk on administrative …

Business

China cracks down on fake data in drug trials

Researchers and manufacturers face possible jail time — or execution — for fraudulent submissions to nation's drug agency.<p>Those who submit faked …

Medicine

Digital health news briefs for 5/9/2017

<b>Digital stethoscopes found useful in neonatal care.</b> A <b>new study</b> in the British Medical Journals shows that a digital stethoscope (specifically, …

Digital Health

Daily dose of cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age, study suggests

Regular low doses of THC dramatically boosted memory and learning in older mice, say scientists, who plan a clinical trial in humans later this year<p>Researchers have come up with an unusual proposal to slow, or even reverse, the cognitive decline that comes with old age: small, daily doses of …

The Brain

Devicare raises $3.3M to bring remote patient monitoring devices to clinical trial

Barcelona, Spain-based <b>Devicare,</b> which is developing remote patient monitoring devices for people with chronic conditions, has raised nearly $3.3 …

Digital Health

OncoMed Pharma stock drops 17% after clinical trial miss; Q1 revenue miss

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. OMED, -0.83% shares plummeted 16.9% in premarket trade on Monday after the company reported a mid-stage clinical trial miss in non-small cell lung cancer and a first-quarter revenue miss. The drug, demcizumab, was being tested as a combination treatment but didn't meet …

Stocks

Military, Veterans Affairs to test effects of medical marijuana on PTSD in clinical trial

Clinical trial will look at 'efficacy and safety' of marijuana in treating PTSD<p>The Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs are setting up a clinical …

Medicine

Israel-Based Biopharm, UroGen Pharma Will IPO Thursday

Israel-based UroGen Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for urological cancers.<p>The company is expects to IPO …

Stocks