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This med student was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions

Sep 15, 2019 , CNN Health
After David Fajgenbaum suffered repeated life-threatening relapses of Castleman disease, he became laser-focused on trying to save his own life. Against the odds he pioneered a new treatment and an approach to drug research that could help others with rare diseases....
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Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA

Sep 14, 2019 , WebMD
While preliminary tests found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some ranitidine products, the FDA said this does not mean patients taking the drugs should stop using them...
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E-scooter injuries rising, often involve drugs or alcohol

Sep 14, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - As the popularity of electric scooters increases, so do injuries sending users to the hospital, a U.S. study suggests....
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Thais allowed six cannabis plants per household under draft law

Sep 14, 2019 , Reuters
A party in Thailand's ruling coalition has proposed a draft law that would allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home, less than a year after the country legalised the drug for medicinal purposes and research....
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FDA finds low levels of cancer-linked impurity in common heartburn drugs

Sep 14, 2019 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it has learned that some heartburn medicines -- including Zantac -- contain low levels of a nitrosamine impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, which is a "probable human carcinogen."...
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As Opponents Predicted, ‘Right To Try’ Law Fizzles Without Drugmakers’ Buy-In

Sep 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Drugmakers prefer to have their products go through the FDA approval process. “At the end of the day, [companies] control their products. It’s their property. You can pass a law saying people can try things, but unless you obligate companies to give something, there’s no right to gain access,” said Arthur Caplan, who heads the division of medical ethics at the NYU School of...
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U.S and European regulators reviewing safety of heartburn drugs like Zantac

Sep 14, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. and European drug regulators said on Friday they are reviewing the safety of the widely taken heartburn drug ranitidine, commonly known by the brand name Zantac, after they found traces of a probable cancer-causing impurity in some versions of the medicine....
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Biogen scraps two late-stage trials for Alzheimer's treatment

Sep 14, 2019 , Reuters
Biogen Inc and Eisai Co Ltd are abandoning two late-stage trials for their Alzheimer's treatment in a widely anticipated move that comes months after the companies scrapped trials of another drug for the memory-robbing disease....
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FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

Sep 14, 2019 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration's Allergenic Products Advisory Committee on Friday voted in favor of approving a treatment for peanut allergies in children....
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In U.S. Biosimilars Run Into More Roadblocks

Sep 13, 2019 , Forbes
Establishing a competitive marketplace may include mandating that innovator drug companies make samples available for testing, prohibiting rebate walls and exclusionary contracts that preclude biosimilar competition, and investing in more biosimilar education targeting physicians and...
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Reuters asks judge to release secret Propecia documents

Sep 13, 2019 , Reuters
Reuters asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to unseal documents filed in court regarding potential risks associated with Propecia, Merck & Co's popular baldness drug....
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Aspen's drug to prevent preterm birth approved by FDA

Sep 13, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aspen Pharmacare's hydroxyprogesterone caproate (HPC), which is used to prevent preterm birth in pregnant women, the South African drugmaker's CEO said on Thursday....
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Despite Booming Economy, Uninsured Rate Ticks Up

Sep 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Nearly 2 million more Americans were uninsured in 2018 than in the previous year, according to the Census Bureau’s annual report. Plus, the Trump administration announced plans to ban flavored vape liquids, and Congress is back and working to address high prescription drug prices and “surprise” medical bills. This week, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Tami Luhby of CNN and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more....
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Cancer Drugs Sometimes Work in Unexpected Ways: Study

Sep 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Cancer Drugs Sometimes Work in Unexpected Ways: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2019 12:00:00...
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Cancer patients use crowdfunding for medical bills, expenses

Sep 13, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Even cancer patients who seemingly have health insurance are seeking donations online to help with medical bills, travel, drug costs and sometimes living expenses while they undergo treatment, a U.S. study suggests....
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The Digital Dozen: My 12 Takeaways for HBS On Data, DNA, And Pharma

Sep 13, 2019 , Forbes
As a physician, scientist, technologist, drug developer, investor, I’ve accumulated my share of experience+perspective, which I recently had the chance to distill+share as a guest on a new podcast series out of Harvard Business School. Here are my 12 take-aways on data, digital, DNA, and...
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Gay 'chemsex' is fuelling urban HIV epidemics, AIDS experts warn

Sep 13, 2019 , Reuters
A surge in "chemsex" parties, where people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is re-fuelling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns and cities, doctors say....
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U.S. judge approves novel framework for opioid settlement talks

Sep 12, 2019 , Reuters
A federal judge on Wednesday approved the substance of a proposal by lawyers representing cities and counties suing drug companies over the U.S. opioid epidemic that would bring every state and municipality in the country into their settlement talks....
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House Speaker Pelosi Seizes An Opening On Prescription Drug Prices

Sep 12, 2019 , Forbes
Under Pelosi's plan there would be direct negotiations between Medicare - as a collective unit representing all beneficiaries - and drug manufacturers. Here, Medicare would negotiate prices of 250 costly...
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FDA warns leading e-cigarette maker Juul about its marketing practices

Sep 12, 2019 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned leading e-cigarette maker Juul Labs about illegally marketing its product as a safer alternative to cigarettes....
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