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Daclizumab approved for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosisDaclizumab is the first subcutaneous injectable monoclonal antibody to be approved for the treatment of MS.
First "artificial pancreas" for diabetes approved, plus 2 more FDA actionsFDA recently approved several medications and devices across several therapy areas: diabetes, weight loss and rare, auto-inflammatory diseases. Here are the top 3 new approvals.
FDA approves first drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophyEven though an FDA panel recommended against approving a new drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in April, the agency granted accelerated approval to eteplirsen injection (Exondys 51, Sarepta Therapeutics) in mid-September.
New dosage form for migraine treatmentFDA approved Onzetra Xsail (Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc.)— a fast-acting, low-dose sumatriptan dry powder formulation for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.
New drug approved for chemotherapy nauseaFDA recently approved granisetron (Sustol, Heron Therapeutics) extended-release injection to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with repeat courses of chemotherapy.
Merck value rises after new Keytruda approvalMerck’s Wall Street value is climbing after its cancer drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) received yet another approval from FDA.
New target could predict melanomaNew information could eventually help identify a high-risk population before they get cancer — even prevent skin cancer’s onset.
The oral pipeline for psoriasisOral options in the pipeline for psoriasis show promise.
Combination therapy shows promising phase 2 resultsData suggest photodynamic therapy with the investigational topical methyl aminolevulinate may be an effective treatment for patients with severe facial acne.
Studies you may have missedOne expert summarizes science outside of dermatology that offers insight into the genetic toll of sun damage, the potential skin-protecting effects of vitamin B3, the sun-exposure threat posed by automobile side windows and more.

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