Posts Tagged ‘clinical trial’

Cardiac arrest drug study complete, patients no longer need to opt out from the ALPS study

In 2012, OHSU joined other health centers across North America in a clinical trial to determine whether two drugs commonly used to stabilize the heart during cardiac arrest actually improve survival rates and neurological function among cardiac arrest victims. The study was completed last month, with results expected in spring 2016. OHSU researchers conducting the study hereby notify the public of the study’s completion, which used a unique methodology. Because patients eligible for this study … Read More

OHSU Eye Study: Two medications, similar results, drastically different costs

A recent clinical trial involving researchers from OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute comparing two drugs used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has shown that both Lucentis and Acastin are nearly equally as effective despite the fact that Avastin costs a fraction of what Lucentis costs. These findings were published this week in the medical journal Ophthalmology. A single dose of Lucentis costs approximately $2,000 whereas one dose of Avastin is around $50. Both drugs are … Read More

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