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FDA clears SK Life Science’s anti-epileptic drug Xcopri

FDA clears SK Life Science’s anti-epileptic drug Xcopri

Significantly reduced the frequency of seizures at all doses studied. Korea-based SK Life Sciences has scored approval from the FDA in the US for its anti-epileptic drug Xcopri, as ... The safety profile of the anti-epilepsy drug does include side

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  • Servier faces manslaughter trial over weight loss drug deaths Servier faces manslaughter trial over weight loss drug deaths

    Lawyers representing the 2, 684 plaintiffs claim that Servier and the ANSM allowed the drug to remain on the market even though its side effects had been known for several years, ... The side effects caused by Mediator were uncovered by French

  • Tecfidera successor’s side-effect profile boosts Biogen Tecfidera successor’s side-effect profile boosts Biogen

    One of the biggest issues is that these newer treatments don’t cause the gastrointestinal side-effects frequently seen in patients taking Tecfidera. ... However, that’s not to say patients on the new drug were without side-effects: the most common

  • ViiV builds case for switching to its two-drug HIV combinations ViiV builds case for switching to its two-drug HIV combinations

    The TANGO study is intended to show that people with HIV can reduce the number of medicines in their HIV treatment regimen, potentially reducing the risk of side effects and drug ... Injectable option. Meanwhile, ViiV also had an update this week on

  • ViiV bags EU okay for new two-drug HIV therapy ViiV bags EU okay for new two-drug HIV therapy

    It claims the two-drug regimens can reduce drug exposure and side effects, as well as improve adherence to therapy while maintaining the same level of efficacy. ... efficacy is non-inferior to a three-drug regimen whilst containing fewer

  • Rivals rise as safety issue mars Pfizer’s DMD gene therapy trial Rivals rise as safety issue mars Pfizer’s DMD gene therapy trial

    Other side effects including nausea, vomiting and fever were seen in four of the six patients. ... In three of the children, nausea/vomiting could be controlled with oral anti-emetic drugs, but in one case the side effects were so bad the patient had to

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    Much of this research centred on improving the selectivity of compounds so that they hit the target, M1, without also interacting with similar receptors linked to the intolerable side effects. ... Meanwhile, Karuna Pharmaceuticals has raised $42m to

  • Redirecting your patient strategy Redirecting your patient strategy

    But when people are dealing with their condition for so long, it is important that you understand how they're actually managing it, how they're using the drug.”. ... These new companies have developed novel business models based on sharing the data and

  • Choices, choices: the rapidly evolving HIV treatment landscape Choices, choices: the rapidly evolving HIV treatment landscape

    IIs are more potent, with fewer side effects and drug interactions and the top reason for prescribing them is their good tolerability profile. ... As patients differ so do their barriers to adherence, whether this be complexity of the dosing regimen,

  • Patients First Patients First

    to their thoughts on the impact of drug side effects, these are all areas that pharma is already actively engaged with at some level.

  • Oncology drugs under AMNOG: part two Oncology drugs under AMNOG: part two

    The G-BA assesses drugs on four criteria: mortality; morbidity (for example, symptom improvement); quality of life; and adverse events (toxicity and side effects). . ... A natural question to ask is how the benefit finding impacts the final price of a

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