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Allergan reports positive Phase IIb two-year data from liver fibrosis trial

Allergan has reported positive top-line two-year results from its Phase IIb CENTAUR clinical trial of Cenicriviroc (CVC) to treat liver fibrosis in adults suffering from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Source: Drug Development Technology - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Natural Medicines - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Management Tags: bad health IT healthcare IT amateur KevinMD Niran S. Al-Agba Source Type: blogs
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By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD My pediatric practice is one which harkens back to days long ago when physicians knew their patients and pertinent medical histories by heart. My 81-year-old father and I were in practice together for the past 16 years; he still used the very sophisticated “hunt and peck” to compose emails. The task of transitioning to an electronic record system seemed insurmountable, so we remain on paper. Our medical record system has not changed in almost five decades. I would not have it any other way. This past spring, he walked into my office shaking his head in disbelief after thumbing through a sta...
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Those with peanut allergies can have a little more peace of mind, thanks to a new product announced today from San Francisco based Nima. The Nima Peanut Sensor is a device that can detect as little as 20 parts per million of peanut protein in virtual...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: GI Medicine News Source Type: blogs
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