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Diabetes Drug Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The diabetes drug Farxiga might do double-duty for patients, helping to ward off another killer, heart failure, new research shows. Type 2 diabetics who took Farxiga (dapagliflozin) saw their odds of hospitalization for heart failure drop by 27 percent compared to those who… Read More »

Priority Review Vouchers Revitalizing Neglected Disease Drug Development

FILE – On Friday, July 20, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Krintafel, a one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) impact more than one in six people worldwide, often the poorest, but are allocated less than 0.5 percent of global pharmaceutical investment. Yet, new… Read More »

What you should know about the new opioid drug that's 10 times stronger than fentanyl

The FDA announced on Friday that it would side with its advisory panel by approving a new opioid drug, called Dsuvia, despite the country already being in the midst of an opioid crisis and critics voicing concerns about the safety of the drug. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb defended the FDA’s decision to approve the… Read More »