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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An experimental drug for one of the hardest-to-treat types of hepatitis C has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, adding to the surge of new options — all much more effective but extremely costly — for patients with the liver-destroying virus...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades. The drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. offers an important new...
NEW YORK (AP) — An experimental drug for one of the most difficult-to-treat types of hepatitis C has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, adding to the surge of new options for patients with the liver-destroying virus. Daklinza (pronounced dah-KLIHN'-zah),...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A new drug for advanced basal cell carcinoma, an increasingly common cancer in the skin's top layer, has won Food and Drug Administration approval. Odomza (pronounced ah-DOMM'-zoh) was approved for patients whose cancer hasn't spread to other body...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades. The drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. offers an important new...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed that nutrition facts labels include the percentage of your recommended daily intake of...
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Once stigmatized as the world's polio epicenter, Nigeria on Friday celebrates its first year with no reported case of the crippling disease, having overcome obstacles ranging from Islamic extremists who assassinated vaccinators to rumors the vaccine was a...
LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency is recommending that the world's leading malaria vaccine be licensed even though it is only about 30 percent effective and that protection fades over time. In a statement published on Friday, the agency said it had "adopted a positive...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. A call to the phone number printed boldly on his saffron-colored tunic reveals his alternate identity: "Hello, I am Medicine Baba." The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting...