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Feb 2, 2007

CSL Behring and Bayer Extend Agreement Related to Hemophilia

  • CSL Behring reached an agreement with Bayer HealthCare to continue the supply and distribution of a therapy for the treatment of hemophilia A. Bayer will provide Helixate® recombinant coagulation Factor VIII to CSL Behring through 2017.

    Additionally, Bayer was granted a license to intellectual property related to recombinant FVIII. At the same time, the companies settled outstanding litigation relating to the supply of recombinant Factor VIII.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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