Novogen's Investigational Drug for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Has Positive Results Following Phase I

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follyism
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   Posted 12/5/2007 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Has anyone heard of this company and drug before? This sounds very promising.
 

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

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Michael
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Harpo
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   Posted 12/5/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey that sounds good.. :)
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jujub
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   Posted 12/5/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I looked the company up. Looks as if they're a brand new company whose drugs are all in the research stage. I hope their IBD research produces new choices for us!
 
They do have a really good explanation of the process of developing and testing new drugs at this address:
 
      http://www.novogen.com/pharma/pharma0401.cfm?mainsection=04&subsection=02
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
 
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."


julee70
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   Posted 12/5/2007 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
That does sound promising. Sadly, they're only in Phase 1 of the trials. According to the info that Judy linked to, Phase 2 of the clinical trials can take up to 2 years. And then there are still a few more phases...

I wonder if they do their drug testing only in Australia. I wouldn't mind participating in that kind of study... Could be great.
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Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.


follyism
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   Posted 12/5/2007 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I would give them a call and find out. I tried calling a few moments ago and it went to voicemail. If they are doing testing in the U.S. anytime soon, I would be interested in being a lab rat.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
Michael
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UC Dude
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   Posted 12/5/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope they figure it out before they go bankrupt. Looked up the stock and at first glance it's not pretty. They need a home run!
 


Severin
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   Posted 12/5/2007 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Very interesting. Am keen to speak with my GI regarding this one as I live in Aus. Might even play lab-rat for this one.
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jujub
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   Posted 12/6/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, here's a link to their page to sign up for clinical trials. Looks like they aren't doing UC yet, but you can get on a mailing list:

http://www.novartisclinicaltrials.com/webapp/etrials/home.do?pl_id=bmretk100107&gclid=CN7rtqDik5ACFRYWsgod32Wn_Q

And no, I don't work for or own stock in Novartis. My friends call me the "Google queen"
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
 
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."


Severin
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   Posted 12/6/2007 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Quick update. Spoke to my GI on this one. Phase 2 clinical trials start first half 2008 in Australia.
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follyism
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   Posted 12/6/2007 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
That's good news. I still don't have any info on when the company might be conducting clinical trials in the U.S. I hope they have plans to do so.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 
Michael
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Diagnosed with UC: July 2006
 

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