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Precision medicine as a way to improve oncology care — and potentially drive down drug costs

Broadly defined, precision medicine is about the personalization of care. Yet on a practical level, precision medicine can take on different forms in different subspecialties in healthcare. In modern oncology care, it’s largely about getting the right drugs to the right patient at the right time. There’s also some early evidence that more efficient targeted… Read More »

Puma Biotech’s new cancer drug Nerlynx suffered a terrible quarter. What gives?

Puma Biotech has only retained commercial rights to its cancer drug Nerlynx in the U.S. and Japan after a series of licensing deals. But even the remaining U.S. launch doesn’t seem to be going well.   In the first quarter, Nerlynx ginned up sales of $ 45.6 million, Puma said Thursday. That’s way below analyst expectations of… Read More »

Drug Agency Calls for Strong Warning Labels on Popular Sleep Aids

Federal health regulators announced on Tuesday that they would require manufacturers of sleeping pills such as Ambien and related drugs to post strongly worded warnings in boxes on labels and patient guides. The Food and Drug Administration, in what it called a safety announcement, noted that the drugs’ side effects included risky behaviors, such as… Read More »

FDA approves expanded label for Regeneron/Sanofi’s cholesterol drug

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc’s cholesterol drug Praluent as a treatment to cut the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other major cardiovascular events. The FDA’s decision will allow the drug, developed along with Sanofi SA, to be prescribed to reduce the overall risk of major… Read More »