News tagged with novartis

FDA approves Novartis brain tumour drug

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis said Saturday that the US drug Food and Drug Administration had approved a drug for treating certain benign brain tumours which previously required surgery.

Oct 30, 2010
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FDA relents from midodrine withdrawal plan

(AP) -- Federal regulators have backed off a plan to remove a Shire PLC low blood-pressure treatment from the market after warning in August that the drug has not been proven effective.

Sep 06, 2010
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New steps toward a universal flu vaccine

Researchers at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine have developed a novel influenza vaccine that could represent the next step towards a universal influenza vaccine eliminating the need for seasonal immunizations. They report their ...

May 19, 2010
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Novartis says swine flu vaccine boosts profit

Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis posted on Tuesday an 8.0-percent jump in core annual net profit for 2009, saying that business had been boosted by sales of swine flu vaccine.

Jan 26, 2010
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Novartis says on track to deliver US vaccine order

(AP) -- Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG said Thursday it is on track to meet its U.S. government order for swine flu vaccine, seeking to calm fears in recent weeks that shipments and vaccination programs may be delayed.

Oct 29, 2009
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Novartis denies problems with swine flu vaccine

Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis on Monday denied that it faced hurdles in gaining regulatory approval in Switzerland for one of its swine flu vaccines because of possible bacterial contamination.

Oct 26, 2009
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EU drug agency: License 2 swine flu vaccines

(AP) -- The European Union's drug regulator recommended Friday that two swine flu vaccines be licensed in the 27-nation bloc to ensure their availability before the start of the normal flu season.

Sep 25, 2009
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FDA approves new swine flu vaccine

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to get vaccinations under way next month. Health and Human Services Secretary ...

Sep 15, 2009
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