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August 3, 2009 – Kowa Research Institute (KRI) and Kowa Pharmaceuticals America Inc. (KPA) said today the FDA has cleared LIVALO (pitavastatin), a potent HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin) for...

July 31, 2009 – United Therapeutics Corp. said yesterday the FDA approved TYVASO (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) using the TYVASO...

July 28, 2009 – Sanofi-aventis said today MULTAQ (dronedarone) 400 mg tablets are now available in pharmacies in the United States.

July 22, 2009 – The FDA this week approved Tekturna HCT (aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets as initial therapy for patients who are likely to need multiple drugs to achieve their blood...

July 13, 2009 – Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company said Friday the FDA approved Effient (prasugrel) tablets for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events (including stent...

July 10, 2009 – Merck & Co. Inc. and Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. this week signed an exclusive global collaboration and license agreement for the development and commercialization of...

July 10, 2009 – New British Heart Foundation (BHF) research(1) revealed today suggests for the first time that the way blood flows through our arteries may boost an antioxidant effect of statin...

July 6, 2009 – Sanofi-aventis said last week the FDA approved its Multaq (dronedarone) 400 mg tablets for use in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL).

July 1, 2009 – Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today the initiation of a phase I/IIa dose-escalation study of lead drug candidate, CXL-1020, for the treatment of acute decompensated heart...

June 29, 2009 – Cordex Pharma said today it successfully completed the production of the ATPace clinical trial material (CTM) in preparation for planned pivotal clinical trials. ATPace is a novel...

June 15, 2009 - Mayo Clinic received $48 million in grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a component of the National Institute of Health, and from industry partners...

June 09, 2009 – Talecris Biotherapeutics Inc., said today it was granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for the development of Plasmin (human) to treat acute peripheral arterial occlusion (PAO...

June 2, 2009 - Cordex Pharma Inc. said today the FDA cleared the design of pivotal, phase 2b/3 clinical trials evaluating its lead product ATPace as an antiarrhytmic drug for the acute treatment...

May 26, 2009 - United Therapeutics Corp. said today the FDA approved ADCIRCA (tadalafil) tablets for oral administration, with a recommended dose of 40 mg, as the first once-daily...

April 9, 2009 - According to research presented last week at ACC, patients with the CYP2C19*2 genotype had more ischemic events in the one year following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

April 8, 2009 - The CUPID clinical trial demonstrated acceptable safety and produced quantitative evidence of biological activity across a number of parameters important for assessing heart...

April 7, 2009 - Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. has acquired the U.S., Canadian and Australian rights to MS-325 (formerly marketed as VASOVIST, gadofosveset trisodium, by Bayer Schering Pharma)...

April 2, 2009 - New findings from a landmark investigational study demonstrated that, for patients with atrial fibrillation who were at increased risk for stroke and could not take an oral...

April 1, 2009 - On March 30, the Heart Hospital of Austin, TX became the first hospital in the world to treat a patient enrolled in a groundbreaking Phase II study designed to test the...

March 30, 2009 - The FDA and Watson Pharmaceuticals notified healthcare professionals and patients of a recall of cardiac arrhythmias drug Propafenone HCL 225 mg tablets because some tablets may...

March 30, 2009 - New analysis from the JUPITER study presented at the ACC in Orlando, FL shows that CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) 20mg significantly cut the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE)...

March 24, 2009 - Efficacy and safety study results for Corthera's investigational drug relaxin for the treatment of acute heart failure (AHF) will be presented Sunday, March 29, during the...

March 20, 2009 - ARCA biopharma Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing genetically targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases, said today two Gencaro (bucindolol...

March 19, 2009 - The Drug Information Association (DIA), in cooperation with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the FDA, will host Cardiovascular Safety and QT/Arrhythmia Assessment in Drug...

March 19, 2009 - Sanofi-aventis said yesterday the FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 10-3 in favor of the approval of Multaq (dronedarone) to treat patients with non-...

March 18, 2009 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found that regular aspirin use reduces first heart attacks in men and first strokes in women and recommends daily aspirin use for...

March 17, 2009 - Clinical pharmacology company Cetero Research and centralized cardiac testing company Cardiocore announced today a global strategic alliance to optimize the design, conduct and...

March 9, 2009 – Merck & Co. Inc. and Schering-Plough Corp. today said their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a merger agreement under which the companies will combine under the name...

March 5, 2009 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company yesterday said it is collaborating with Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd. and Teijin Pharma Ltd.

February 25, 2009 - CardioVascular BioTherapeutics Inc. (CVBT) has opened patient enrollment at two additional hospitals in the U.S. for its ACORD Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of...

February 23, 2009 - Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd and Eli Lilly and Co. announced today that the European Commission granted marketing authorization for EFFIENT (prasugrel) for the prevention of...

February 19, 2009 - Molecular diagnostic company TrimGen Corp. has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its eQ-PCR LC Warfarin Genotyping kit, an assay used to aid identification of patients...

February 12, 2009 - Sanofi-aventis said yesterday the ATHENA trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which shows its drug Multaq (dronedarone), in addition to standard therapy...

February 3, 2009 - Cerenis Therapeutics SA, a privately held pharmaceutical company developing HDL-related compounds for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, has in-licensed...

September 23, 2008 – Results of the SADHART (Safety and Efficacy of Sertraline for Depression in Patients with CHF) clinical trial were presented yesterday at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of...

September 2, 2008 – The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) released new guidelines for how doctors should handle an acute pulmonary embolism (PE), during its 2008 Congress in Munich, Germany...

August 26, 2008 - Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc. yesterday announced the initiation of the FRANCIS (Fewer Recurrent Acute coronary events with Near-term Cardiovascular Inflammation Suppression)...

August 4, 2008 - EKR Therapeutics Inc., said today it received FDA approval for Cardene I.V. (nicardipine hydrochloride) premixed injection, a patented, ready-to-use, single use intravenous bag...

August 1, 2008 - Osmetech said this week at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2008 Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C., that following receipt of its 510(k)...

July 22, 2008 - Osmetech today said it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its eSensor Warfarin Sensitivity Test to be used as an aid in the identification of patients at risk for increased...

July 15, 2008 - Epocrates Inc. announced that its mobile drug and formulary reference, reportedly used by more than 500,000 healthcare professionals, can be downloaded free for the iPhone and iPod...

July 2, 2008 - The European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) has today unveiled its comprehensive research report, “The Counterfeiting Superhighway,” which reveals that a frightening...

June 2, 2008 - Beta-blocker usage for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair reduced in-hospital mortality by 51 percent compared to control hospitals over the same time period, according...

May 21, 2008 - Dronedarone significantly reduces the incidence of cardiovascular hospitalization or death in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to results of the ATHENA Trial...

April 25, 2008 - CV Therapeutics reported the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) recommended approval of ranolazine in the European...

April 22, 2008 - A new type of medication based on raising high-density lipoproteins (HDL), can lead to an improvement in the aortic valve narrowing, reported study results published on-line in...

April 3, 2008 - Corgenix Medical Corp. has entered into an agreement with Randox Laboratories, a UK-based diagnostic company, in a partnership designed to expand the processing technology and...