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According to Reuters, AbbVie Inc. has won FDA approval for a new Parkinson’s disease treatment three months ahead of schedule. Duopa, a combination of carbidopa and levodopa, has been shown to be effective for 16 hours after a single dose, compared to the four hours that existing medications have been...
According to Reuters, researchers have discovered a new antibiotic called teixobactin, which they found to kill severe infections in mice without experiencing any resistance. The antibiotic belongs to a new class of compounds which kills bacteria by breaking down cell walls. While the prospect sounds...
According to Reuters, the new Amgen leukemia drug being released today will cost about $178,000, spread over two $89,000 treatment cycles. The price tag will place the drug amongst the world’s most expensive cancer drugs. Blincyto will be used to combat acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Currently, the...