|Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Roche MS drug Ocrevus approved by FDA after three-month delay

REUTERS, Mar 29: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved Roche Holding AG’s multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Ocrevus, putting the potential blockbuster drug back on track after a delay by regulators over manufacturing issues. The injectable drug, known chemically as ocrelizumab becomes the first U.S. approved medicine for primary progressive form of the neurological disease (PPMS). ...Full Article

Trump tells lawmakers he expects deal ‘very quickly’ on healthcare

WASHINGTON, Mar 29: U.S. President Donald Trump told a group of senators on Tuesday that he expected lawmakers would be able to reach a deal on healthcare, without offering ...Full Article

Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts

CHICAGO, Mar 29: A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and ...Full Article

Mylan underpayment on EpiPen could exceed proposed settlement -study

NEW YORK, Mar 28: The amount that drugmaker Mylan NV avoided paying the U.S. government in Medicaid rebates for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment since 2007 likely exceeds a ...Full Article

Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic?

(Reuters Health) – In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer ...Full Article

FDA approves Tesaro’s ovarian cancer drug

REUTERS, Mar 28: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Tesaro Inc’s drug, niraparib, for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer. Epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary ...Full Article

Saudi Arabia temporarily bans poultry imports from Tennessee over bird flu

DUBAI, Mar 27: Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Tennessee after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for ...Full Article

EU recommends suspending hundreds of drugs tested by Indian firm

LONDON, Mar 27: Europe’s medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to “unreliable” tests conducted by Indian contract research ...Full Article

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Mar 27: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was “exploding” after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law. That’s not ...Full Article

Foam soap may not measure up to liquid soap: Study

Foam soaps are increasingly replacing traditional liquid soaps in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, the food industry and other public spaces, but the trend may carry a risk, a small ...Full Article
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