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US panel rejects Avastin for breast cancer use

An expert panel urged the US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday to strip the Roche-made drug Avastin of its label for use against breast cancer because it is neither safe nor effective.

dateJun 29, 2011 in Medications
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FDA panel: Revoke drug's breast cancer approval

(AP) -- A panel of cancer experts has ruled for a second time that Avastin, the best-selling cancer drug in the world, should no longer be used in breast cancer patients, clearing the way for the government to remove its ...

dateJun 28, 2011 in Medications
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FDA finds no cancer link with blood pressure pills

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says there is no link between a popular group of blood pressure medications and cancer, despite a recent paper suggesting a slightly higher risk in patients taking the drugs.

dateJun 02, 2011 in Medications
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Gifts from the Gila monster

Who would have thought that Gila monster saliva would be the inspiration for a blockbuster new drug for Type 2 diabetes? Or that medicines for chronic pain, heart attacks, high blood pressure and stroke would emerge from ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Other
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FDA extends Plavix patent by 6 months to May 2012

(AP) -- The makers of Plavix, the world's second best-selling medication, said Tuesday they will retain exclusive U.S. marketing rights to the blood thinner for an additional six months, under a decision by U.S. health regulators.

dateJan 25, 2011 in Medications
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