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Trump unveils blueprint for lowering prescription drug prices

President Donald Trump has unveiled a “blueprint” to lower the price of prescription drugs in the United States. The plans include building on the existing administrative efforts of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase generic drug approvals, reforms to the Medicare...

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Tagrisso approved as first-line treatment for metastatic NSCLC

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the protein kinase inhibitor Tagrisso (osimertinib) as a first-line treatment option for certain patients with metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Earlier this month, AstraZeneca presented new data from a Phase III FLAURA trial...

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Sale of Essure contraceptive device restricted by FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken steps to restrict the sale and distribution of the Essure device, citing the lack of awareness of the risks and benefits among many women opting for this form of contraception as one of its main concerns. “Based on our review of a growing...

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FDA okays first drug therapy for rare inherited form of rickets

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Crysvita (burosumab) as a treatment for a rare form of inherited rickets. It is the first drug therapy approved as a treatment for x-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) with evidence of bone disease in children over one year of age and adolescents...

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NCHS: Adult obesity and diabetes on the rise in the United States

Obesity and diabetes are significantly more common in the United States than 20 years ago, according to recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). In 1997, under 20 percent of American adults over 20 years of age were classified as obese, a figure that rose to 31.4 percent...

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