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Amgen seeks to market osteoporosis drug in Japan

By   /  Tuesday, December 20th, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Amgen seeks to market osteoporosis drug in Japan

Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen is seeking marketing approval in Japan for osteoporosis drug romosozumab, the company announced on Dec. 20. Amgen submitted the request to the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency in Japan, where an estimated 12 million people have a high risk of bone fracture. The company is co-developing the drug worldwide with Euronext Read More →

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Study results positive for drug Amgen developing to treat osteoporosis

By   /  Monday, March 21st, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Study results positive for drug Amgen developing to treat osteoporosis

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen and Brussels, Belgium-based UCB announced positive results in a Phase 3 trial of romosozumab, an antibody designed to treat osteoporosis. The drug works by inhibiting a protein which results in increased bone formation and decreased bone breakdown. However, the drug is not approved by any regulatory authority for use to Read More →

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