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8/22/17 - ACR Applauds Initiatives to Speed FDA Biosimilar Approvals
The American College of Rheumatology issued the following statement by Sharad Lakhanpal, president on initiatives to speed FDA biosimilar approvals:. The bill, which passed both chambers of Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support, reauthorizes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's user fee agreements for prescription drugs, generic drugs,..
8/22/17 - Aurobindo Pharma gets USFDA nod for anti-HIV drug [Arab News (Saudi Arabia)]
Aurobindo Pharma has received tentative approval from the USFDA for dolutegravir, lamivudine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets, used for the treatment of HIV, in the US market. In a BSE filing, Aurobindo Pharma said it has received "tentative approval from the US Food and Drug Administration under the US President`s Emergency Plan For AIDS
8/22/17 - B. Braun Launches New Dialyzer
B. Braun Medical issued the following news release:. B. Braun Medical Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared its hemodialyzer, Diacap (R) Pro. "The newly developed fibers in Diacap Pro are designed to improve dialysis dose," said Samuel Amory, Vice President at B. Braun Medical.
8/22/17 - BESPONSA® (inotuzumab ozogamicin) Approved for Treatment of Adult Relapsed or Refractory B-cell Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Available for Order at Biologics, Inc.
Biologics, Inc., a McKesson Specialty Health oncology pharmacy services company, announced today it has been selected by Pfizer, Inc. to be a specialty pharmacy provider for BESPONSA ®, a promising new IV therapy for adult patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminis
8/22/17 - FDA Approves IRWD's Gout Drug, It's A Thumbs Up For ALXN In EU, CRME Crushed
TOKYO- Today's Daily Dose brings you news about European approval of Alexion' s Soliris for an additional indication; Alkermes' New Drug Application for a major depressive disorder drug; Astellas' MORPHO trial progress; Axovant's move to NASDAQ from the Big Board; Cardiome's disappointing update related to its antiarrhythmic drug and FDA approval o
8/22/17 - FDA Commissioner Issues Statement on Prescription Opioid Medications Approved for Children
There's perhaps no more important mandate that we have at the FDA than safeguarding the health and safety of children. At a roundtable earlier this year, the FDA heard from professional groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, about the use of cough suppressants, and in particular opioid co

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