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Chemical entities SHINE in the top 10 fastest-growing drugs of 2016

This week, PharmaCompass continued its analysis of the top 10 fastest-growing drugs of 2016 by sales to evaluate the drugs that registered large sales growth. Please note that these are not the top-selling drugs, but are the top 10 drugs that registered the maximum growth in global sales over 2015. Interestingly, things didn’t appear that[…]

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Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline Combat Melanoma An announcement was made by pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline at the end of November 2013 regarding their agreement to combine efforts in researching a novel melanoma treatment. The clinical study the two companies have commenced involves adult patients with unresectable, metastatic melanoma. This partnership will be a Phase I/II[…]

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Exciting results were revealed in Mid-March of 2013 when the REMINDER trial touted the success of Eplerenone for treating acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, also known as STEMI. The results from this study were presented at the 62nd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology, by Pfizer, who markets Inspra which is the[…]

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Eletriptan Hydrobromide, CAS number 143322-58-1, is a medication indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. Known as Relpax, which is marketed by Pfizer, the patent expiration for Eletriptan Hydrobromide is on December 26, 2016 (Patent Use Code U – 876 – TREATMENT OF MIGRAINE WITH OR WITHOUT AURA). Available in[…]

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Novartis gains FDA approval for Afinitor in advanced breast cancer marking a significant milestone for women battling this disease. Everolimus CAS# 159351-69-6, is the active ingredient for Afinitor®. Click for more information on, and availability of Everolimus. Also, click for more articles on breast cancer and the HER2 receptor. The approval was based on a[…]

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As an immunosuppressant drug used to prevent transplant rejection, Sirolimus, CAS number 53123-88-9, is a macrolide. Particularly useful for kidney transplant patients, sirolimus is also known as the brand name Rapamune, which is marketed by Pfizer. The first patent for Rapamune is set to expire in October 2012. An addtional patent will expire in July[…]

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Voriconazole is also known as the brand name Vfend, which is marketed by Pfizer. As an antifungal medication, voriconazole is typically reserved for treating patients with serious fungal infections, like invasive aspergillosis. Voriconazole is a formidable opponent for fungal infections that begin in the lungs and spread through the bloodstream to other organs, like invasive[…]

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As of December 7, 2011 the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee voted to approve Axitinib CAS# 319460-85-0 (Inlyta) as a second-line treatment for patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma. This unanimous vote was based upon the findings of the phase 3 trial done in 2010, which compared Axitinib and Sorafenib. Axitinib, when compared to Sorafenib in[…]

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Pfizer is currently conducting clinical trials for the drug Tofacitinib CAS# 540737-29-9, as a non injectable treatment for Rheumatiod Arthritis, as well as Psoriasis. Tofacitinib is also being investigated as potential treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, a preventative for organ transplant rejection, and other immunological diseases. Both five and ten milligram doses are slated to[…]

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