Archive: 30/10/2010

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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UN nature meeting agrees on land, ocean protection

(AP) -- Representatives to a U.N. conference on biodiversity agreed early Saturday to expand protected areas on land and at sea in the hopes of slowing the rate of extinction of the world's animals and plants and preventing ...

dateOct 30, 2010 in Environment
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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, a U.S. official ...

dateOct 30, 2010 in Business
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