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A First: Cancer Drug Is Approved on Genetic Basis, Not Tumor Location
A First: Cancer Drug Is Approved on Genetic Basis, Not Tumor LocationPembrolizumab gets FDA approval for cancers with a certain biomarker.
10 More Newly Approved Drugs
10 More Newly Approved DrugsWhat you need to know about the the 10 newest FDA drug approvals.
Samsung Gets First U.S. ApprovalThe second Remicade biosimilar is only the fifth biosimilar approved in the United States.
What Home DNA Tests Really Tell Us
What Home DNA Tests Really Tell Us23andMe recently gained FDA approval, but will it actually help keep people healthier?
Hep C drugs approved for kidsFDA approved supplemental applications for 2 primary hepatitis C medications to be used in children for the first time.
Novel drug approved for Huntington's symptomFDA recently approved deutetrabenazine (Austedo, Teva Pharmaceuticals) to treat chorea associated with Huntington’s disease (HD). The medication is only the second product approved to treat HD, and is the first deuterated product approved by FDA.
First progressive MS drug carries high price tagWhile FDA just approved the first drug for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), the drug’s price tag is controversial.
Expedited FDA approval plays dominant role in drug approvalsLast year was a banner year for generic drug approvals by the FDA. Find out what’s in store for 2017.
FDA approvals for specialty drugs to pick up in 2017Numerous specialty medications, generics, and biosimilars, are expected to be approved this year for cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and other indications.
Five things to know about Trump’s FDA lead pick GottliebOn March 10, the White House announced that President Donald Trump selected Scott Gottlieb, MD, who has worked for FDA in the past, as his choice to head the FDA. Here are five things managed healthcare executives should know about the pick.

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