China to promote centralised medicine procurement, use to ease patients' burden

20 November 2019 - China will improve its mechanism for centralized medicine procurement and use in a steady and orderly ...

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Three deaths following epilepsy drug brand switch

12 November 2019 - Three deaths have been reported to the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring after PHARMAC forced patients ...

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Breast and kidney cancer drugs get approval for use across Scotland's NHS

11 November 2019 - Medicines for breast and kidney cancers are among five new drugs which can now be used ...

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FDA admits it goofed when granting orphan status to an opioid addiction treatment

8 November 2019 - In an unusual move, the FDA has acknowledged a mistake and revoked orphan drug status for ...

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U.S. FDA accepts for priority review Bristol-Myers Squibb’s application for Opdivo (nivolumab) plus Yervoy (ipilimumab) combination for patients with previously treated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

11 November 2019 - The FDA also granted Opdivo plus Yervoy Breakthrough Therapy Designation for this potential indication. ...

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F2G receives US FDA breakthrough therapy designation for Olorofim

11 November 2019 - First anti-fungal agent to receive breakthrough therapy designation. ...

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Lipocine receives complete response letter for Tlando from U.S. FDA

11 November 2019 - Lipocine announced today that it has received a complete response letter from the United States Food ...

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Medical cannabis ruled out for chronic pain by NHS drug watchdog in decision branded 'devastating'

11 November 2019 - Cannabis should not be prescribed for chronic pain, the NHS funding watchdog has ruled, in a ...

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More than ever, Democratic presidential hopefuls want to take on pharma. Here’s how they’d do it.

11 November 2019 - President Trump has made drug pricing a key policy tenet of his three-year tenure in the ...

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China’s drug market is opening up

11 November 2019 - Beijing’s health-care reforms are giving global pharmaceutical companies better access to the world’s second-largest drug market. ...

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SMC - November 2019 decisions

11 November 2019 - A medicine used to treat advanced breast cancer has today been accepted by the SMC for ...

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NICE U-turn for Epidyolex in epilepsy

11 November 2019 - GW Pharma has announced that NICE has recommended Epidyolex (cannabidiol) for two rare, severe forms of ...

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‘Regulatory science to 2025’: live broadcast of post-consultation workshop

11 November 2019 - The European Medicines Agency is hosting a multi-stakeholder workshop on the human medicine aspects of its ...

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Doctors, hospitals take up arms against Democrats' health care changes

11 November 2019 - The debate over various "Medicare for All" plans has gripped the presidential primary contest. ...

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Oncologist urges Kiwi lung cancer patients to be screened for access to free medication

11 November 2019 - An oncologist is urging hundreds of Kiwi lung cancer patients to contact their doctor to ensure ...

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Charity to provide free EpiPens as PHARMAC still hasn't funded them

11 November 2019 - A funding boost is set to provide free EpiPens to 2500 children at risk of serious ...

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