Allergan ruling casts doubt on tribal patent strategy

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge ’s ruling on Monday invalidating Allergan Plc's patents on its blockbuster $1.5 billion dry-eye medicine, Restasis, has cast doubt on the company's novel strategy to enlist a Native American tribe to help shield those patents from challenge by generic drugmakers, legal experts said.
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Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Karsten Weller, Tamara Donoso, Markus Magerl, Emel Aygören-Pürsün, Petra Staubach, Inmaculada Martinez-Saguer, Tomasz Hawro, Sabine Altrichter, Karoline Krause, Frank Siebenhaar, Martin Metz, Torsten Zuberbier, Denise Freier, Marcus Maurer
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The agency granted the authorization to global biopharacuetical company Cellex. Of 128 samples confirmed positive by RT-PCR in premarket testing, 120 tested positive by IgG, IgM, or both.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news
Publication date: 4 April 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3276Author(s): Gege Li
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
A consistent increase in the intensity and length of allergy season in regions of the United States signals a difficult season in 2020, at the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic affects communities.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news
‘Grandfather of allergy’ survived three years in Japanese POW camp before pioneering medical careerDr William Frankland, a pioneering British immunologist who transformed the world ’s understanding of allergies, has died aged 108.Frankland improved the lives of millions of hay fever sufferers by developing the idea of apollen count. Until his death the oldest survivor of the Japanese prisoner of war camps, he published a scientific paper in September 2017 aged 105.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Immunology Biochemistry and molecular biology Medical research Science UK news Hay fever Allergies Source Type: news
The aim was to determine the level of inflammatory cytokines, eosinophil cationic protein and IgE in allergic rhinitis (AR) patients.
Source: Clinical and Molecular Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Authors: Siah KTH, Santosa A, Cheung CKY, Soh AYS, Bigliardi PL Abstract Background/Aims: The relationship between animal exposure and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is debated. Epidemiological studies have shown that atopy is more prevalent in IBS patients and vice versa. We set out to examine the association between animal danders sensitization and IBS-like symptoms in atopic patients. Methods: We recruited 69 consecutive atopic patients from the allergy clinic of a tertiary hospital. Subjects completed validated bowel questionnaires, underwent skin prick test, blood was collected for serum total immunoglobul...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe review provides an update on the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE).Recent FindingsDiagnostic challenges exist in better defining CLE as an independent disease distinct from systemic lupus erythematosus with cutaneous features and further classifying CLE based on clinical, histological, and laboratory features. Recent mechanistic studies revealed more genetic variations, environmental triggers, and immunologic dysfunctions that are associated with CLE. Drug induction specifically has emerged as one of the most important triggers for CLE. Treatment opti...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIdiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is one of the rarest and least understood causes of pulmonary hemorrhage in children. Illustrated by a complex case presentation, we discuss the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, pathology, proposed etiologies, and treatment of this rare disease. We also compare IPH with anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody syndrome (anti-GBM disease), another rare causes of pediatric pulmonary hemorrhage.Recent FindingsRecent retrospective studies regarding IPH along with advanced immunotherapy have led to an improved understanding of how to best treat this conditio...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
If you have no symptoms of the coronavirus, should you wear a mask? It’s one of the most-asked questions during this pandemic, and until recently, one of the most easily answered—if you follow the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s answer, up until April 3? No. According to its initial guidelines, outside of health care settings, face masks should only be worn by people who are sick or who are caring for someone who is sick (when the person who is sick can’t wear a mask). A mask helps capture some of an ill person’s cough particles that might otherwise s...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
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