Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer Inc. said Thursday that the European Union’s committee of medical experts has rejected the company’s drug Xeljanz for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The European Medicines Agency committee recommended against approving the drug because its benefits did not sufficiently outweigh its risks, Pfizer said in a statement.
The New York-based drugmaker said it would appeal the decision.
According to Pfizer, the regulators did not believe the drug consistently controlled the disease or reduced joint damage. The company also said the committee raised concerns about infections, holes in the intestines and tumors seen in patients.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Xeljanz for treating rheumatoid arthritis last November.
Shares of Pfizer fell 87 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $29.39 in after-hours trading, after closing earlier at $30.26.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.