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FDA okays unique injectable for type 2 diabeticsFDA approved a new once-weekly, single-dose autoinjector device to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
GSK Launches More Effective Shingles Vaccine
GSK Launches More Effective Shingles VaccineWill Shingrix become the new go-to shingles vaccine?
Payers struggle to keep up with high rate of FDA drug approvalsFDA incentives have hastened the development of “orphan drugs” for rare diseases, but some worry that regulators are not always demanding clear evidence for drug efficacy.
Three Orphan Drug Program problems and how the FDA plans to fix themRecently, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the FDA will move to close loopholes in the Orphan Drug Program. Here’s what you need to know.
The Latest 10 Novel FDA Drug Approvals
The Latest 10 Novel FDA Drug ApprovalsWhat you need to know about the latest new medications.
How effective is the 9-valent HPV vaccine?One study looks at how successful the 9vHPV vaccine is in preventing HPV-related cervical, vaginal, and vulvar diseases. Plus: FDA approves first neonatal MRI. Also, researchers note that obstetric services in rural areas severely lacking.
First gene therapy for cancer approved: What health execs should knowThe first therapy based on gene transfer has been approved by the FDA. What’s next for healthcare executives?
FDA Approves First Gene TherapyWhy the agency says the approval of Novartis’ new therapy is historic.
FDA okays targeted leukemia treatmentFDA approved a targeted new drug to treat adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The 5 Latest FDA Drug Approvals
The 5 Latest FDA Drug ApprovalsThe FDA has already approved 24 new drugs in 2017. Here's what you need to know about the latest 5.

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