News tagged with drug

Swiss drug maker Roche posts flat 3Q sales

(AP)—Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has reported "stable" or flat sales for the first nine months of 2013 but says the results show strong demand for its cancer drugs and emerging new products.

Oct 16, 2014
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'The FDA, e-cigarettes, and the demise of combusted tobacco'

The popularity of E-cigarettes could lead to the "demise" of cigarette smoking and save thousands of lives, but not until they are proven safe and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That's the message ...

Oct 15, 2014
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Policies on marketing gifts to medical students

Interactions between health care professionals and the prescription drug and medical device industries are common in the United States, especially in academic medical centers, and may include gifts to medical students such ...

Oct 14, 2014
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FDA weighs removing bolded warning from Chantix

(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration will ask a panel of experts later this week whether a bold-letter warning on the anti-smoking drug Chantix should be removed based on company-supported evidence that the drug does not ...

Oct 14, 2014
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Drug-coated balloon catheter approved

(HealthDay)—The first drug-coated balloon catheter designed to clear narrowed or blocked arteries in the thigh and knee has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Oct 13, 2014
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Six medication myths busted

Can pain relievers really target a specific part of the body? Are generic medicines inferior to their brand-name counterparts? Are natural medicines always safer then prescription drugs? Can you mix alcohol with a prescription ...

Oct 13, 2014
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Specialty drugs may be worth the higher costs

(HealthDay)—Despite high costs, specialty drugs may provide value that balances the price difference compared with traditional drugs, according to research published in the October issue of Health Affairs.

Oct 10, 2014
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