WARMINGTON: Rules don't seem to apply to injection sites

WARMINGTON: Rules don't seem to apply to injection sites

City Hall’s penchant for imposing strict rules and regulations on most things doesn’t apply to the world of addiction and drugs. No rent. No taxes. No contribution. Setting up a hotdog cart in the Dunn Ave. Parkette in Parkdale without a vendor’s licence will garner you a $372.30 fine. The application fee for a licence […]

Ian Ayres: Drug users keep accidentally poisoning themselves; here's an idea to stop them

Ian Ayres: Drug users keep accidentally poisoning themselves; here's an idea to stop them

The tragic epidemic of more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut, last month had health workers literally scrambling from one patient to the next on my hometown’s central green. These overdoses are better characterized as poisonings. The victims were exposed to tainted synthetic marijuana laced with Fubinaca, a powerful synthetic drug that mimics the […]

NYS investment fund invests in LI drug development startup

NYS investment fund invests in LI drug development startup

 A state investment fund called the Accelerate New York Seed Fund has backed its first technology startup on Long Island.  The fund invested $100,000 in cancer drug developer TargaGenix Inc. at Stony Brook University. The investment of state money then led a private investor, Huntington businessman Anthony Iacovone, to put $50,000 into the startup, according to Peter Donnelly, Accelerate […]

Why Tiny ITUS's CAR-T Therapy Could Be a Big Deal in Cancer Treatment

Why Tiny ITUS's CAR-T Therapy Could Be a Big Deal in Cancer Treatment

With CAR-T being the hottest space in cancer therapy, Daniel Carlson of Tailwinds Research profiles an innovative company that has been collaborating with a major cancer center. For the past few years modifying T-Cells to express Chimeric Antigen Receptors, a practice known as CAR-T, has been the hottest space in cancer therapy. Through CAR-T therapy, […]

Sequencing Strategies Necessary After Expansion of Therapy Options in HCC

Sequencing Strategies Necessary After Expansion of Therapy Options in HCC

Anita T. Shaffer Tim Meyer, MD, PhD According to a presentation during the 2018 International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) Annual Conference, the rapid development of novel therapies for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has dramatically expanded systemic treatment options over the last 2 years. This has created a need for new sequencing strategies in […]

Tenapanor NDA Submitted for Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation

Tenapanor NDA Submitted for Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation

Both of the efficacy trials demonstrated that tenapanor had a durable effect on reducing constipation and abdominal pain The New Drug Application (NDA) for tenapanor (Ardelyx), an investigational treatment for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration.  Tenapanor, a minimally-systemic small molecule, inhibits the sodium transporter NHE3 […]

Variation In The Use Of Step Therapy Protocols Across US Health Plans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently sent shudders through the specialty drug market by authorizing Medicare Advantage Plans to use step therapy protocols for Part B drugs. The policy, which launches January 2019, is intended to help address rising drug spending by allowing Medicare Advantage plans more flexibility and leverage when negotiating with […]

LumiThera, Inc. to Debut Valeda Light Delivery System at the 18th Congress of the European Society of Retina …

SEATTLE, Sept 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — LumiThera® Inc., a commercial-stage medical device company focused on developing photobiomodulation (PBM) therapies for ocular disorders and diseases, announced that it will participate in the combined exhibition of the 18th EURETINA Annual Meeting and the 36th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), held in Vienna, […]