Medications

FDA poised to recall unproven blood pressure drug

(AP) -- Federal health regulators are pushing to withdraw a blood pressure drug that has been on the market for 14 years in spite of the manufacturer's failure to submit evidence that it actually helps patients.

Oncology & Cancer

New drug may help immune system fight cancer

(HealthDay)—An experimental drug that taps the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer is shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed, an early study shows.

Oncology & Cancer

Combination antibody therapy shows promise in metastatic melanoma

(Medical Xpress) -- A duo of drugs, each targeting a prime survival strategy of tumors, can be safely administered and are potentially more effective than either drug alone for advanced, inoperable melanomas, according to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Revolutionary drug could be new hope for adrenal cancer patients

TGen Clinical Research Services at Scottsdale Healthcare today announced the start of a clinical trial for a drug designed to combat adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), a rare but deadly cancer that attacks the adrenal glands.

Medications

FDA says breast cancer drug did not extend lives

(AP) -- Federal health scientists said Friday that follow-up studies of a Roche breast cancer drug show it failed to slow tumor growth or extend patient lives, opening the door for a potential withdrawal in that indication.

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