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FDA advisory panel backs J&J diabetes drug approval 2:26 PM 1/10/2013
Reuters
Invokana (canagliflozin) is a sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor which blocks reabsorbtion of glucose and increases excretion of glucose in urine. ...

FDA Requires Cuts to Dosages of Sleep Drugs 1:00 PM 1/10/2013
New York Times
Lower zolpidem doses means less drug in the blood in the morning hours and fewer people impaired while driving. ...

Experimental drug may help people with bipolar disorder 3:10 PM 1/8/2013
Reuters
Ebselen is an experimental drug that does not have side effects common to lithium. ...

FDA Says J&J Diabetes Drug Effective, Cites Concerns 1:11 PM 1/8/2013
Wall Street Journal
J&J's canagliflozin raised levels of LDL and increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death. ...

Non-insulin Diabetes Drug Reaches Efficacy Goals 6:30 AM 1/8/2013
Medical News Today
Lilly's non-insulin drug empagliflozin will be submitted for approval in Europe, Japan, and the US. ...

Do Beta-Blockers Reduce Dementia Risk? 6:21 AM 1/8/2013
Medical News Today
Men taking only beta-blockers for high blood pressure had fewer brain abnormalities than those receiving no treatment or other blood pressure drugs. ...

Biogen Lou Gehrig's disease drug fails in key trial 9:33 AM 1/3/2013
Reuters
Dexpramipexole had shown promise against ALS in a mid-stage clinical trial in 2011. ...

 

 

FDA approves first anti-diarrheal drug for HIV/AIDS patients 4:39 PM 12/31/2012
FDA.gov
The US FDA approves Fulyzaq (crofelemer) to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients taking antiretroviral therapy. ...

US approves J&J drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment 5:33 AM 12/31/2012
Reuters
The US FDA approves Sirturo (bedaquiline) for tuberculosis. ...

Lasting libido issue from hair-loss and prostate drug 5:05 AM 12/30/2012
The Seattle Times
It's unknown how long sexual side effects may last after finasteride is stopped. ...

FDA clears anti-clotting drug Eliquis 1:39 AM 12/29/2012
USA TODAY
The US FDA approved an anti-clotting drug Eliquis developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer for atrial fibrillation in patients at risk for strokes or clots. ...

Cancer drug substitute linked to higher rate of relapse 2:26 AM 12/27/2012
CBS News
The first study to clearly show that substitute drugs are not always equal to the original. ...

FDA approves Aegerion's cholesterol drug with strongest warning 9:00 AM 12/24/2012
Chicago Tribune
The US FDA approved Aegerion Pharmaceuticals' drug Juxtapid under restricted use due to risk of liver damage. ...

FDA approves Roche's Tamiflu for infants with new flu symptoms 8:19 PM 12/22/2012
Reuters
Expanded use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) to children as young as two weeks old having flu symptoms for no more than two days. ...

Panel Rejects Drug for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 2:01 AM 12/21/2012
Wall Street Journal
Hemispherx Biopharma's Ampligen (rintatolimod) has not been shown to be effective or safe. ...

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