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FDA advisory committee expresses support for L-glutamine for sickle cell disease

May 24, 2017

An FDA panel today expressed its support for the approval of L-glutamine powder in the treatment of sickle cell disease.

The Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 10-3 in favor of Emmaus Medical’s new drug application for oral L-glutamine powder for chronic use in adults and children age 5 years and older with sickle cell disease.

Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost estimate for the…
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Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the Truveris National Drug…
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FDA grants priority review to Opdivo for advanced liver cancer

May 24, 2017
The FDA granted priority review to nivolumab for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, according to the drug’s manufacturer. The designation applies to use of…
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High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would move health…
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Toward Precision Medicine for Advanced Melanoma Management: Making the Most of Targeted Agents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis.

The identification and utilization of melanoma specific biomarkers continues to be of importance for diagnosis and…
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VIDEO: Gene mutation analysis an ‘important piece’ of melanoma diagnosis

April 3, 2017
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Combination Strategies in Melanoma Management: What’s New and What’s Next

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Although it is…
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