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IN THE PIPELINE

First drug for rare skin cancer wins approvalFDA approved the first treatment for metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare, aggressive skin cancer.
New Parkinson's drug, 2 others approvedFDA approved safinamide (Xadago, Newron Pharmaceuticals) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease. FDA also approved new treatments for classical Hodgkin lymphoma and pemphigus vulgaris, a rare, life-threatening condition characterized by progressive painful blistering of the skin and mucous membranes.
Gottlieb FDA nomination praisedPharmaceutical manufacturers and some consumer groups praised President Donald Trump’s nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb as the new FDA commissioner.
Gottlieb Tapped for FDA Commissioner SpotFormer FDA deputy commissioner is nominated to take the top job, but financial ties may bind for him.
Generic versions of major depression drug availableMylan received approval from FDA to market its desvenlafaxine extended-release tablets, the generic version of Pristiq (Pfizer), for major depressive disorder. Plus, 2 other manufacturers recently received approval for their generic versions of Pristiq.
CVS Health Names New COO
CVS Health Names New COOJonathan C. Roberts is named Executive Vice President and COO.
Reactions to the Proposed American Health Care Act
Reactions to the Proposed American Health Care ActAnalysts and columnists from the left and right have had time to react to the new healthcare replacement plan. What are they saying?
Meijer’s Expansion Includes Pharmacy Upgrades
Meijer’s Expansion Includes Pharmacy UpgradesMeijer will improve and expand pharmacies across its new and remodeled stores.
New Insights on Treatment Refusal of Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy
New Insights on Treatment Refusal of Pharmacotherapy and PsychotherapyA meta-analysis casts light on therapy compliance issues among patients with different mental health disorders.
Once-daily diabetes drug approvedFDA approved 10 mg dapagliflozin and 5 mg saxagliptin (Qtern, AstraZeneca), to treat type 2 diabetes.