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APR 04, 2014 - Reuters

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Amgen melanoma drug fails to improve overall survival rates

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said its experimental drug to treat a deadly form of skin cancer did not significantly improve overall survival rates in patients enrolled in a late-stage study.

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APR 04, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Amgen melanoma drug shrinks tumors but fails secondary study goal

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said its experimental drug to treat a deadly form of skin cancer shrank tumors, but did not significantly improve overall survival rates in patients enrolled in a late-stage study. The most common serious adverse events observed in the trial include disease progression, a bacterial skin infection and fever, the company said.

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APR 03, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Amgen ends marketing agreement with GSK for osteoporosis drug

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said it was ending an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Plc, under which the British company marketed Amgen's postmenopausal osteoporosis drug in some regions outside the United States. Amgen said it would take over the marketing of the drug in areas under the agreement, including the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Russia and Mexico, no later than December 31.

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MAR 31, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Alternative treatment for cholesterol shows promise

An experimental treatment has shown promise in lowering bad cholesterol, offering hope for people at risk of heart disease but who cannot tolerate drugs known as statins, researchers said Sunday. The therapy developed by Amgen pharmaceuticals is known as evolocumab. Evolocumab is part of a new class of drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors, which suppress a gene involved with cholesterol ...

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MAR 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Studies Find New Drugs Greatly Lower Cholesterol

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades. The first large studies of these drugs were presented Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference ...

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