Genomic & Biopharma News

Antidepressant use in early pregnancy may increase risk of congenital anomalies in babies or stillbirths
Academics at Swansea University have carried out a dose-response analysis which suggests that pregnant women who take a specific type of antidepressant in early pregnancy have a small but significantly greater risk of having babies with major congenital anomalies (sometimes referred to as birth defects) or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these antidepressants.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 17:16:39

UPDATED: New cancer drug benefit study sure to add to debate over drug prices
UPDATED: New cancer drug benefit study sure to add to debate over drug prices epalmer Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:59
Fierce Pharma, 2016-12-02 16:59:42

Valeant looks to revive Xifaxan with primary care sales effort. Will it work?
Valeant looks to revive Xifaxan with primary care sales effort. Will it work? chelfand Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:53
Fierce Pharma, 2016-12-02 16:53:15

Novel imaging agent can rapidly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer
New research demonstrates that a novel imaging agent can quickly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer, even in areas where detection has previously been difficult.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 16:50:54

Newcastle scientists develop promising new test to identify patients with rare liver disease
Newcastle scientists and medics have developed a promising new test to identify patients with a rare liver disease who will not respond to standard treatment, allowing earlier intervention with alternatives.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 16:45:14

Eindhoven researchers develop patient-friendly method to determine severity of heart failure
Methods currently employed to determine the severity of a heart failure are very limited. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven have therefore developed a method that is very quick, non-invasive, cost-effective and can be performed at the hospital bedside.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 16:42:52

Alpha blockers benefit patients with larger kidney stones
Nearly one in 11 Americans will have a kidney stone in their lifetime, causing pain, sometimes missed work and, often, a lot of money.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 16:34:37

Mylan takes 'full responsibility' for EpiPen price hikes, but Sen. Grassley still wants answers
Mylan takes 'full responsibility' for EpiPen price hikes, but Sen. Grassley still wants answers esagonowsky Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:20
Fierce Pharma, 2016-12-02 16:20:52

Homelessness among vulnerable people causes severe physical and mental health problems
The extent of the mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness among some of society's most vulnerable people has been laid bare in a new report involving research from the University of Sheffield.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-02 16:19:20