News tagged with drug

New HPV vaccine strengthens cancer protection

The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.

Dec 10, 2014
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Merck advancing breast cancer drug to mid-stage

Drugmaker Merck & Co. said Wednesday that it will advance a new cancer drug into bigger patient tests, after promising findings in an early study against a very aggressive, common type of breast cancer.

Dec 10, 2014
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Dead teen's parents seek ban on caffeine powder

The parents of an Ohio teen who died from an overdose of caffeine powder are urging federal regulators to ban sales of the stimulant, saying that children must be protected from a highly potent substance.

Dec 09, 2014
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Pricing for new drugs lacks transparency

The system that allows patients rapid access to expensive new treatments lacks transparency and penalises small and low-income countries unable to negotiate lower prices with pharmaceutical manufacturers. Writing in the Journal of ...

Dec 08, 2014
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