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Johnson & Johnson wins U.S. FDA approval for bladder cancer drug

FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson’s drug Balversa won U.S. approval as the first targeted therapy for advanced bladder cancer, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday. The list price of the drug, known chemically as erdafitinib,… Read More »

A High-Tech Pill to End Drug Injections

Here was the challenge for bioengineers: Find a way to for patients to take drugs — like insulin or monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancers and other diseases — without injections. The medicines are made of molecules too big to be absorbed through the stomach or intestines; in any event, the drugs would be quickly… Read More »

ANOTHER Alzheimer's drug fails: Trials of an experimental treatment cancelled two years early

ANOTHER Alzheimer’s drug fails: Trials of a highly-anticipated experimental treatment cancelled two years early Drugmaker Roche has cancelled two clinical trials of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, crenezumab  The pair of trials join over 100 failed Alzheimer’s trials  Crenezumab was thought to target harmful protein plaques in the brains of early-stage dementia sufferers But the patients’… Read More »