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Every New FDA Drug Approval in 2017
Every New FDA Drug Approval in 2017The last 12 drugs approved in the year, along with the other 34.
The top 25 psoriasis authorsIn 2018 at just five days into the New Year, a search of PubMed revealed 86 new psoriasis studies. So, who is leading the pack?
Will biosimilars deliver on expectations?This might be the year when it becomes clear, perhaps painfully so, whether or not biosimilars can deliver on cost savings expectations.
New treatment for advanced kidney cancer approved
New treatment for advanced kidney cancer approvedFDA expanded the indication on cabozantinib (Cabometyx, Exelixis) to treat patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
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.

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