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Lyxumia is first diabetes therapy of its class approved in Japan for use in combination with basal insulin


“Lyxumia, as the first GLP-1 receptor agonist approved in Japan for use in combination with basal insulin, will be a valuable new treatment option for many of the country’s 6 million plus people living with type 2 diabetes,” said Pierre Chancel, Senior Vice-President, Global Diabetes at Sanofi. “The MHLW decision immediately enables the use of Lyxumia, which works in a way that complements basal insulin.” Although basal insulin treatment provides effective control of overall glucose excursions by primarily targeting fasting plasma glucose (F... Read More »

World’s food standard body praised as safety net for consumers


“Today, Codex standards are the benchmark standards for food safety. There is no competition,” Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, told the Codex Alimentarius Commission at its annual meeting. “They are internationally recognized as the best, at every point along the food chain.” She said the joint FAO-WHO programme, founded in 1963, is “one of the longest-running collaborative undertakings in the UN family, and it has been profoundly effective.” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told the assembly: “The Codex Alimentarius i... Read More »

Comprehensive eye care at Killeen Vision Source


Killeen, Texas, 2013:From eye exams to the treatment of various eye problems, Killeen Vision Source, a leading eye care center in Killeen, TX, has the service you are looking for. The optometrists at this eye clinic aim at providing highest level of eye care and customer service to their patients in Killeen, Harker Heights and Copperas Cove, Texas. Dr Austin Ruiz at Killeen Vision Source specializes in the latest methods of vision problems' diagnosis and correction using the most up-to-date specialized equipments. He is also a therapeutic opto... Read More »

GoodNites brand introduces new discreet pant to help bedwetting kids build confidence


his summer, along with the new design, GoodNites is encouraging parents and children to go "undercover" by managing bedwetting like a top-secret mission. Parents can visit and enter the Undercover Mission Sweepstakes from June 26 through Oct. 1 to unlock codesto mission details and weekly spy-themed prizes. All entrants will automatically be in the running for a grand prize of a secret mission trip to Southern California. "Many parents are unaware that bedwetting is a developmental condition that cannot be overcome thr... Read More »

P&G helping restore confidence, dignity to those disrupted by floods in canada, central europe, india


As part of our ongoing commitment to improving lives, P&G employees and brands joined together to help rebuild the communities impacted by recent flooding. Canada Last month, powerful rains drenched regions of southern Alberta, Canada, causing the worst flooding in decades. Swollen rivers bulged onto city streets, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate their homes. Twenty-five communities in southern Alberta were affected by the floods, with many communities under local states of emergency. Two Duracell Power Forward trucks b... Read More »

ExAblate receives extended CE Mark Certification for benign and cancerous bone tumors


InSightec Ltd, the leader in MRI guided Focused Ultrasound therapy, has announced that its ExAblate(R) systems have received an extended European CE Mark for the local treatment of cancerous and benign primary and secondary bone tumors, including but not limited to multiple myeloma, bone metastases, osteoid osteoma as well as facet joint back pain, The CE mark applies to the ExAblate 2000 and 2100 as well as the ExAblate 2100 Conformal Bone System. The CE mark was based on additional published clinical evidence. ExAblate combines therapeutic a... Read More »

Eliquis® (apixaban) demonstrated comparable efficacy and significantly lower rates of major bleeding in patients compared to current standard of care for the treatment of acute venous thromboembolism


PRINCETON, N.J. and NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the results of the six month Phase 3 AMPLIFY trial of 5,395 patients with acute venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE). In this trial, Eliquis as a single-agent achieved the primary efficacy endpoint of noninferiority to current standard of care (initial parenteral enoxaparin treatment overlapped with warfarin therapy) in the reduction of t... Read More »

High Level Panel Debate – ‘Personalised Medicine – Hype or Hope’, at 2nd European Colorectal Cancer Patient Conference (CCPC 2013).


Colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) is the second most common malignancy in Europe. More than 413,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer every year, resulting in more than 212,000 deaths. Yet colorectal cancer is preventable in many cases and highly treatable if diagnosed early. CCPC 2013 also calls for cancer therapies to be provided to all colorectal cancer patients throughout Europe. Some patients currently have to pay for cancer therapies which are provided free in other European countries. Jola Gore-Booth, EuropaColon... Read More »

Poland – a new player in medical tourism sector


Treat teeth and get implants in dental clinics, take a cure in Polish sanatoriums? Will women fly to Central Europe, instead of Thailand, to undergo blepharoplasty, remove access fat or indulge in beauty treatments? It's possible. Polish government programme - promoting Poland as a country worth visiting for health treatment, rehabilitation, diagnosis, improving looks is effective. A visible national stand and stands of individual facilities at three consecutive trade fairs: Miami 2012, Moscow and Monaco in March 2013, resulted in Poland being... Read More »

World Federation of Hemophilia marks historic anniversary for the Global Bleeding Disorders Community


Fifty years ago, on June 25, 1963, the WFH held its first meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Working with leaders from a group of national patient associations, Frank Schnabel, WFH founder, convened this global meeting. Representatives from 12 countries attended, including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As the WFH marks its 50th anniversary, the global bleeding disorders community reflects on the many accomplishments that have been made. H... Read More »

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