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FDA Approves 1st Immunotherapy Breast Cancer Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its blessing to the first immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer. The combination of immunotherapy (Tecentriq) and chemotherapy (Abraxane) was given accelerated approval for triple-negative breast cancer that is locally advanced or has spread, cannot be surgically removed, and has cells that have a protein called PD-L1, CNN… Read More »

Fast-Acting Depression Drug, Newly Approved, Could Help Millions

Of the 16 million American adults who live with depression, as many as one-quarter gain little or no benefit from available treatments, whether drugs or talk therapy. They represent perhaps the greatest unmet need in psychiatry. On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a prescription treatment intended to help them, a fast-acting drug derived… Read More »

Third Akorn sterile drug plant hit by FDA as new CEO lays out blueprint for a better future

Akorn Pharmaceuticals, which had a $ 4.3 billion buyout by Fresenius tank last fall, just can’t seem to catch a break. Just weeks after being hit with an FDA warning letter for its manufacturing operations in Illinois—problems that led to the death of the deal—Akorn today reported that it has received a citation on its third… Read More »