Archive: 10/30/2010

FDA approves Novartis brain tumour drug

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis said Saturday that the US drug Food and Drug Administration had approved a drug for treating certain benign brain tumours which previously required surgery.

dateOct 30, 2010 in Medications
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FDA rejects new obesity drug Qnexa

The US Food and Drug Administration has rejected a marketing request by Vivus for its new obesity treatment called Qnexa, because it considers it a health risk, the California-based biotech firm said in a statement.

dateOct 30, 2010 in Medications
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China assures Clinton on rare earth exports

(AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday sought and received assurances from China's foreign minister about the country's export of exotic metals key to the global high-tech industry, ...

dateOct 30, 2010 in Business
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