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Friday, 19 December 2014
LYNPARZA™ approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in patients with germline BRCA-mutations AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LYNPARZA™ (olaparib) capsules. LYNPARZA is the first poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor indicated as monotherapy in  patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (as detected by an FDA-approved test) advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with three or more prior lines of chemotherapy. LYNPARZA has been approved under the FDA’s Accelerated Approval program, based on objective response rate and duration of response data.  Continued approval for this indication is contingent upon verification of clinical benefit in ongoing confirmatory Phase III trials.
Friday, 12 December 2014
FASLODEX® (fulvestrant) significantly improves overall survival for women with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer compared to ARIMIDEX® (anastrozole) The latest findings presented today at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) show that investigational first-line treatment with fulvestrant resulted in a significant improvement in overall survival (OS) of 5.7 months, compared with anastrozole in post- menopausal patients with hormone-receptor positive (HR+) locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
Friday, 21 November 2014
AstraZeneca announces plans to expand its Frederick, Maryland biologics manufacturing center AstraZeneca today announced plans to expand its biologics manufacturing center in Frederick, Md.  The more than $200 million project will increase production capacity at the facility to support AstraZeneca’s maturing pipeline, and will help position the company to keep pace with a growing demand for the development and use of biologics, which currently represent nearly 50% of AstraZeneca’s overall pipeline.
Sunday, 16 November 2014
AstraZeneca presents data from Phase III studies of lesinurad in combination with allopurinol in gout patients at American College of Rheumatology 2014 Annual Meeting AstraZeneca today presented top-line results of two pivotal Phase III trials investigating the potential of lesinurad, a selective uric acid re-absorption inhibitor (SURI), when used in combination with xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitor allopurinol. The results show that approximately twice as many patients met the primary endpoint with a statistically significant higher proportion of patients reaching the target sUA goal of <6.0 mg/dL at month 6, compared to those treated with allopurinol alone.
Thursday, 13 November 2014
AstraZeneca announces initiation of development program for BRILINTA (ticagrelor) reversal agent AstraZeneca today announced that it has begun a pre-clinical development program to evaluate the ability of investigational antibody, MEDI2452, to rapidly and specifically reverse the antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor in rare emergency situations such as urgent surgery, or in the event of major bleeding.
Thursday, 6 November 2014
AstraZeneca PLC third quarter and nine months results 2014 Visit our global site to view full details of the event.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
U.S. FDA approves once-daily XIGDUO™ XR tablets for adults with type 2 diabetes AstraZeneca today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved once-daily XIGDUO™ XR (dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
AstraZeneca launches Fit2Me™, a free customized diet and lifestyle support program for people with type 2 diabetes Recognizing that each person with type 2 diabetes is unique, AstraZeneca today announced the launch of Fit2Me, a free diet and lifestyle support program that allows people with this complex disease to create a diabetes care plan that is custom fit to their likes and dislikes.
Monday, 6 October 2014
BRILINTA preferred over clopidogrel in 2014 AHA/ACC guideline for the management of non–ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes AHA/ACC gives Class IIa recommendation for use of BRILINTA® (ticagrelor) Tablets over clopidogrel in NSTE-ACS patients with early invasive or ischemia-guided strategy or receiving a coronary stent.
Thursday, 18 September 2014
AstraZeneca named among “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” For the 13th consecutive year, AstraZeneca has been selected by Working Mother magazine as one of its Working Mother 100 Best Companies. This annual listing recognizes 100 companies for their outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate cultures that support working moms, including through child care services, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement opportunities for women.

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