GSK and other drug discovery and development companies are taking new aim on the global diabetes explosion – sometimes alone, sometimes in league together.
For many years it has been almost universally accepted that there are various sources that may impact or cause disease among which biological, social, and environmental differences have all been investigated. Many clinical trials have been conducted to assess the impact of the environment on outcomes e.g., the effect of the environment on the outcome of studies assessing the efficacy of drugs for patients with dry-eye syndrome, the impact of diet on obesity and cardiovascular disease, and the impact of the environment on autoimmune diseases have all been studied, as have many other interactions.
Metabolic diseases (e.g. obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension) are a rapidly expanding health care concern. Although there is a high demand for novel therapies, the challenges are substantial as existing drugs typically fail due to lack of efficacy or safety, and clinical studies often extremely large and protracted.
Lithera, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on lifestyle and medical indications in aesthetic medicine and ophthalmology, announced today that the first patient has been treated with LIPO-202 (Salmeterol Xinafoate for Injection) in its 500-patient Phase 2b "RESET" trial.
The rising incidence of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity, an ageing population and the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases such as arrhythmia, heart failure and atrial fibrillation, have expanded the patient pool for cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices in both Europe and the United States.
New drugs to treat diabetes are being developed by scientists at the University of Greenwich.
ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective patient monitoring solutions for the global research community, recently announced the release of a new mobile app for researchers.
Savant HWP, Inc. today announced the receipt of a three-year grant to support the development of 18-MC (18-methoxycoronaridine) as a potential orally active treatment for drug addiction, obesity and other forms of compulsive behavior.
Zafgen, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of severely obese patients, today announced that it has initiated Phase 2a clinical testing of beloranib.
Kinexum and Pennington Biomedical Research Center announced plans to establish an integrated approach for emerging companies and early stage therapies to achieve high value regulatory and early phase human clinical trials.
MYOS Corporation (OTCBB: MYOS), a company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of muscle health and performance therapeutic products, today announced that it has initiated a broad human clinical research study designed to confirm the unique myostatin modulating activities of its first product, MYO-T12™.
Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN) today announced that its collaboration partner, AstraZeneca, has decided to discontinue further development of AZD2820, one of a number of collaboration compounds in various stages of development for the treatment of obesity. AstraZeneca remains committed to this collaboration program and to the continued advancement of melanocortin agonists for treatment of obesity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has begun a clinical study of InTone®, a new, FDA-approved medical device that treats female urinary incontinence
ActiGraph has announced the release of the wGT3X+ activity monitor, the first wireless device from the industry’s leading provider of objective 24 hour physical activity and sleep/wake monitoring hardware and software solutions.
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced the initiation of a Phase 2 study evaluating ISIS-APOCIIIRx in patients with hypertriglyceridemia. Hypertriglyceridemia, a condition characterized by high levels of triglycerides, is often associated with premature coronary artery disease and pancreatitis.