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Johnson & Johnson: can canagliflozin do what dapa didn't?

New clinical trial data for canagliflozin have revealed that its blood glucose-lowering abilities show superiority to blockbuster gold-standard Januvia, with the added benefit of weight loss. The potential for first-to-market SGLT-2 inhibitor status in the US and its good safety and efficacy profile boost canagliflozin's chances for success in a crowded diabetes market.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2012
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APA 2012: diagnostic overhaul will shape psychiatry drug markets

The DSM-5, the latest edition of the gold-standard diagnostic guidelines in psychiatry throughout the world, is due to be unveiled in May 2013. Given the huge size of the psychiatry drug market, any changes made to the diagnoses of conditions such as depression, bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia - however slight - will be of great interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2012
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APA 2012: cariprazine fails to offer a therapeutic breakthrough

Forest and Gedeon's cariprazine is a pharmacologically unique atypical antipsychotic in Phase III development for both schizophrenia and bipolar mania. Data presented at APA 2012 hint that while cariprazine appears to be effective in both indications, its tolerability and failure to address the broader bipolar depression patient population will hinder uptake.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2012
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APA 2012: Forest's latest antidepressants will have diverging fortunes

Pooled data released at the APA 2012 suggest that Forest's Viibryd combines a fast onset of antidepressant activity with a favorable side-effect profile, satisfying two important unmet needs in depression pharmacotherapy. Conversely, results from the Phase III program for levomilnacipran are less impressive, suggesting that the drug offers little benefit over other drugs in its class.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2012
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APA 2012: standout schizophrenia and bipolar depression data for Latuda steal the show

New clinical data were presented at APA 2012 that showed that Latuda is effective as an adjunctive treatment for bipolar depression and may possess a procognitive effect in schizophrenia patients. These findings set Latuda apart from the competition and may allow the drug to shine in a fiercely competitive antipsychotics market.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2012
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AAN 2012: Novartis presents new data in an attempt to boost confidence in long-term use of Gilenya

In keeping with American Academy of Neurology meetings of recent years, multiple sclerosis once again dominated proceedings at AAN 2012. Novartis used the platform to present new data from the extension FREEDOMS II trial to support the long-term use of Gilenya, and provided Phase II results for siponimod in relapse remitting multiple sclerosis.

Published By Datamonitor
03 May 2012
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AAN 2012: research shows value of early disease identification, but caution in treatment is advised

At AAN 2012, Merck Serono presented data from a long-term study showing that early Rebif treatment significantly reduced the clinical progression of multiple sclerosis. However, early intervention should be used cautiously to avoid unnecessary treatment.

Published By Datamonitor
03 May 2012
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Insys Therapeutics: first-to-market sublingual fentanyl spray to enter a highly competitive space

Insys Therapeutics' Subsys represents the first oral spray formulation to gain US approval for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain. The drug's rapid onset of analgesic action and ease of administration offer distinct clinical benefits to patients. However, Subsys will face strong competition from generic Actiq and other rapidly acting fentanyl brands upon launch.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jan 2012
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AstraZeneca/Targacept: another nail in the coffin for TC-5214

New top-line data show that the innovative nicotinic receptor antagonist TC-5214 has once again failed to demonstrate efficacy as an add-on to antidepressants in patients with major depressive disorder. Approval now seems highly unlikely, leaving Targacept without a lead candidate and AstraZeneca with a hefty loss.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Dec 2011
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Targacept: potential shift in research focus for ADHD candidate

Targacept's investigational neuronal nicotinic receptor agonist has failed to meet its primary endpoint in a Phase II trial in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Datamonitor expects that future development focus for TC-5619 will shift towards schizophrenia, in view of Phase II data demonstrating efficacy in the treatment of cognitive dysfunction associated with the condition.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2011

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