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Lenalidomide


Reassuring findings were presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting at the beginning of December 2014 regarding the use of the immunomodulatory drug Lenalidomide. Concerns for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) being administered this potent anti-cancer drug were quelled, when a comprehensive study revealed that this lifesaving treatment did not lead to a[…]

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Lenalidomide created quite a stir on Wall Street on July 11, 2013 when shares of Celgene’s Revlimid, the brand name of Lenalidomide, soared. The frenzy occurred after Celgene released data from the Phase 3 study of Lenalidomide, revealing  the great success of this blood cancer drug. Lenalidomide proved in Phase 3 studies to effectively halt[…]

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February 8, 2013 – Pomalidomide Now Approved by the FDA to Treat Multiple Myeloma under the FDA’s accelerated approval program. Pomalidomide therapy was also granted orphan product designation as it is intended to treat a rare disease.  Marketed as Pomalyst by Celgene, Pomalidomide, CAS 19171-19-8, is a last chance treatment for patients with Multiple Myeloma[…]

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The Oncology segment of the pharmaceutical industry is not only a fast growing one, but it is also an area where shortages are anticipated. A decrease in availability of sterile injectable oncology drugs have been reported since 2007.  Furthermore, many of the sterile injectable oncology drugs that experienced shortages in 2010 and 2011 had a[…]

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For organ transplant patients, the normally protective immune response can threaten the longevity and function of the transplanted organ. Currently, organ transplant patients must take immunosuppressive or anti-rejection medication to prevent the immune system from fighting against the new, transplanted organ. Often a choice is made between the certain damage of a steroid drug, and[…]

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