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Takeda to move forward with new alogliptin study – Takeda Pharmaceutical Co says it is all set to start an additional clinical trial demanded by US regulators on alogliptin, its investigational type 2 diabetes drug. The Japanese drugmaker noted that the US Food and Drug Administration has agreed to the study design for a cardiovascular outcomes trial, titled EXAMINE for alogliptin, a selective dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitor (DPP-4) inhibitor also known as SYR-322. The study will involve 5,400 type 2 diabetes patients at around 1,000 facilities in the USA, Europe and Asiamore

Genzyme leukemia drug study: hard to interpret – “The lack of a randomized study combined with the heterogeneous patient population regarding AML prognostic factors makes interpretation of the study results difficult.” Food and Drug Administration staff said in an analysis prepared for the panel, which meets Tuesdaymore

Smoker’s lung treatment: coming soon from Forest and Nycomed? – An experimental once-daily tablet from Nycomed and Forest Laboratories improves lung function in people with “smoker’s lung” and may be a useful add-on to conventional inhaled drugs, experts said on Friday. Privately owned Swiss drugmaker Nycomed, which is working towards a multibillion-dollar flotation, hopes Daxas will reach the market in 2010 and believes it has blockbuster potentialmore

Pharmas that got hurt by debt shenanigans, including BMS and Teva. And, a rash of drug heists.

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Younger folks just don’t want to take their cholesterol meds.

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FDA to Watson on 24-week Trelstar: Ummm, not yet. Oh, and to Bayer and J&J for Xarelto: Ummmm, not yet.

Bayer’s Yaz and blood clots – the legal wrangling continues.

Solvay selling out on pharma, narrows it down to 2 bidders – Solvay has whittled down the list of bidders for its pharmaceuticals business to Nycomed, the privately held Swiss company, and Abbott Laboratories of the US…more

Transplant drugs have to alter labels to include increased risks – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today said that it will require manufacturers of some immunosuppressant drugs used in kidney (renal) transplantation to update their labeling to reflect an increased risk of infections…more

More bad news on hormone therapy – Women who took hormone replacement therapy after menopause had a sharply increased risk of ovarian cancer, researchers in Denmark are reporting…more

It’s very early, but this Roche potential cancer drug shows some interesting promise. Glioblastoma is a real problem, in need of some new therapies. And, speaking of early, here’s a very counter-intuitive positive result for an Alzheimer’s treatment. Like, 180-degrees counter-intuitive!

PLUS: From Forrester Research – How to Create a Social Application for Life Sciences without Getting Fired ($$ report).

AND: What are the pharma company early adopters doing on Twitter? Here’s the overview, with stats.

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Eli Lilly‘s Symbyax finally approved for depression Eli Lilly has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use of a combo pill called Symbyax to treat treatment-resistant depression. “Until today, there has been no approved medication for treatment-resistant depression,” said Lilly Medical Director Dr. Sara Corya. “Now, after two failed attempts with other antidepressants, doctors and patients have a new treatment option.”

Nycomed: another one up for sale?

The long decline of drug sales reps: a quick summary from the WSJ about some of the data coming out recently.

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