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FDA issues draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biologics, biosimilars

August 27, 2015

The FDA today announced the availability of a draft guidance describing its proposal on the nonproprietary naming of biological products.

According to an FDA blog post by Janet Woodcock, MD, director of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, and Karen Midthun, MD, director of FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, the nonproprietary naming of biological products is a key issue for ensuring their safety and promoting their acceptance.

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Merrem plus Cubicin effective against nosocomial spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

August 27, 2015
Researchers from the University of Padova in Italy found that an antibiotic combination regimen of Merrem and Cubicin was more effective in treating nosocomial…
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Cytokines influence impaired cognitive function in children with HCV

August 27, 2015
Researchers in Egypt found a significant correlation between various endogenous cytokines and cognitive impairment among a cohort of Egyptian children with hepatitis C…
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Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015
Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than ever living with…
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Type 2 diabetes diagnosis related to antibiotic use

August 27, 2015
More antibiotic use was found among people with type 2 diabetes in the years leading up to the diagnosis compared with people without type 2 diabetes, according to…
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The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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The Patient with Hepatitis C

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