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GI Tract Bacteria Help Decrease Stroke in Mice

March 29, 2016 11:23 am | by Weill Cornell Medicine | News | Comments

Certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine. This finding can help mitigate stroke—which is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Read more..

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Keryx: Positive Late-Stage Results for CKD Drug

March 29, 2016 11:10 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday that its kidney disease medication met Phase 3 study endpoints. Read more..

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IMS: U.S., Europe Could Save Billions with Biosimilar Drugs

March 29, 2016 10:49 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

The path to obtaining these savings will still have some obstacles. Read more...

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Another Drug Company in the Crosshairs of Congress

March 29, 2016 10:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Another pharmaceutical company is being targeted by lawmakers over drug pricing. Read more..

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FDA Approves sNDA for Boehringer Ingelheim’s COPD Drug

March 29, 2016 9:36 am | News | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a sNDA for Stiolto Respimat that adds data showing improvement in health-related quality of life among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to the product labelling. Read more..

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Obama to Address Nation's Growing Opioid Problem

March 29, 2016 9:20 am | by Kevin Freking, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration will issue a proposed rule Tuesday that aims to increase medication-based treatment for tens of thousands of people addicted to opioids. Read more..

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No Increased Heart Failure with Incretin-Based Drugs

March 29, 2016 8:30 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

The study was conducted by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies. Read more...

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TB Still a Major International Killer

March 29, 2016 8:30 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Tuberculosis is still responsible for 1.5 million deaths a year. Read more...

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NICE Rejects Vertex's CF Drug Due to High Costs

March 29, 2016 8:29 am | News | Comments

Orkambi is licensed to treat people who have a specific genetic defect known as the F508del mutation. Read more...

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Valeant Shares Plunge after CEO Subpoenaed by Congress

March 29, 2016 8:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The committee is holding its third hearing on soaring drug prices. Read more...

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Seven Places Scientists are Searching for New Drugs

March 29, 2016 8:28 am | by University of East Anglia | News | Comments

Here's a list of just a few of the places that researchers have looked for new drug-making microbes. Read more... 

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Black-Market Vaccine Ring Broken Up in China

March 29, 2016 8:27 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Twenty-nine pharmaceutical companies are suspected of involvement in selling the vaccines. Read more...

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China Crackdown on Problem Vaccines Nets 130 Suspects

March 28, 2016 1:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China has struggled to ensure food and drug safety, amid widespread counterfeiting and lax enforcement. Read more...

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De Niro's Tribeca Festival Pulls Anti-Vaccination Film

March 28, 2016 1:36 pm | by Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

Robert De Niro is removing the anti-vaccination documentary from the lineup of his Tribeca Film Festival. Read more...

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Alder Drug to Prevent Migraines Successful in Mid-Stage Study

March 28, 2016 1:31 pm | by Natalie Grover, Reuters | News | Comments

The results support a dosing strategy of four doses a year. Read more...

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