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Rigel bags first FDA approval

Rigel Pharmaceuticals has bagged its first FDA approval, with a green light to market Tavalisse for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have failed to respond to previous treatment.

18th April 2018

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US expands use of Shire’s Vonvendi

US regulators have expended the scope of Shire’s Vonvendi to include perioperative management of bleeding in adults with von Willebrand disease (VWD).

18th April 2018

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Amgen, Novartis’ migraine therapy impresses again

Amgen and Novartis’ closely watched experimental migraine therapy Aimovig has impressed again in late stage trials, this time hitting targets in patients for which other preventative treatments failed to work or weren’t tolerated.

18th April 2018

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Keytruda/chemo combo cut risk of death in NSCLC

MSD has unveiled further data from a trial showing that a combination of Keytruda and chemotherapy significantly improved overall survival in patients with metastatic non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

17th April 2018

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MPs criticise NHS Digital/Home Office data sharing deal

The Health and Social Care Committee has voiced “serious concerns” about NHS Digital’s ability to protect patient data, after reviewing its Memorandum of Understanding with the Home Office that allows data sharing to trace immigration offenders.

16th April 2018

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UK study to investigate kidney disease progression

A large-scale observational study of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is due to launch in general practices this month, involving 3,205 Oxfordshire residents and led by Oxford University researchers.

13th April 2018

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