medications



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The shocking truth about Step therapy

Step therapy use is increasing steadily as it’s a strategy that should minimize risks for the patient while keeping therapies’ cost under control. Step therapy, in fact, starts by administering to the patient the safest …



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A New Drug Shines Hope On Lung Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval for Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has progressed after other treatments and with tumours that …




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Nestle Takes On The Fight For Alzheimer’s

Food group Nestle has taken a further step into the medication business by signing a Swiss biotech company on a research cooperation agreement to come up with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnostic test. The second medical …


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EU first approved NOAC Xarelto

EU approved the very first NOAC (or novel oral anticoagulant) Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for broad application. With Bayer and Janssen at the helm, Xarelto can now be broadly used for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF). …


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Daraprim now worth more than your life

In one of the most unethical moves of the last few years, the pharmaceutical company Turing is ending the race on cancer and AIDS by killing the very patients who used this medication. The drug …