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U.S. FDA asks five firms to recall diabetes drug with high levels of probable carcinogen

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it has recommended five pharmaceutical firms to voluntarily recall their diabetes drug metformin after the agency found high levels of a possible cancer-causing impurity in some versions of the medication. The agency said the drugs contained the probable carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) beyond acceptable… Read More »

U.S. FDA declines to approve GSK drugs division’s long acting HIV injection

A GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen at the GSK research centre in Stevenage, Britain November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline’s HIV drugs division ViiV Healthcare said on Saturday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its long acting HIV injection. ViiV, in which Pfizer and Shionogi have small stakes, said… Read More »

Can psychedelics treat anorexia, depression? U.S. scientists get millions to find out

Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense of grief that no drug or talk therapy could entirely ease. So in 2017 she volunteered for a small clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University that was testing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, for chronic depression. “I was so depressed,” Petersen, 29, said… Read More »

Amgen wins U.S. patent battle on arthritis drug Enbrel, thwarting Novartis

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday upheld two patents relating to Amgen Inc’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, denying a challenge by Novartis AG, which is seeking to launch a copycat version. FILE PHOTO: An Amgen sign is seen at the company’s office in South San Francisco, California in this October 21, 2013 file… Read More »

U.S. Conference on AIDS to Address Trump’s HIV Plan for America

In a year that saw the introduction of President Trump’s “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America,” it is only fitting that the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), held at a different city each year, will take place in Washington, DC, and focus on the structure, implementation and feasibility of Trump’s federal initiative.… Read More »