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Report – 126 Alzheimer’s Drugs in Clinical Trials

A foundation supporting research on new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease says clinical trials now underway are testing 126 potential therapies for the disorder. . . . → Read More: Report – 126 Alzheimer’s Drugs in Clinical Trials

Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

An analysis of cancer drugs shows their prices steadily increased over 16 years despite competition from newer drugs on the market. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

Here’s What a Real Opioid Emergency Looks Like

Let’s be clear — the limited steps ordered by the president to reduce the numbers of people addicted to opioids don’t look anything like a response to an emergency. . . . → Read More: Here’s What a Real Opioid Emergency Looks Like

Biosimilars Seen Saving U.S. $54 Billion

An analysis of health care costs shows increasing the use of substitute biologic treatments known as biosimilars could save the United States some $54 billion over 10 years. . . . → Read More: Biosimilars Seen Saving U.S. $54 Billion

Guidelines Designed for CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapies

Cancer specialists and scientists at several cancer care centers propose safety guidelines for patients receiving engineered immune cell treatments that often have severe adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Guidelines Designed for CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapies

FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

A smartphone app designed to help treat substance abuse disorders received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears First Mobile App for Substance Abuse

Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

A university spin-off enterprise developing robotics to make cochlear implants for hearing loss safer and more effective is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant to advance its technology. . . . → Read More: Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

Trial Shows Antibody Effective Against Asthma

Results from a large-scale clinical trial show a synthetic antibody, when added to standard treatments, reduces asthma attacks and improves lung functioning. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Antibody Effective Against Asthma

Engineered T-Cell Trials Stopped after Patient Death

The Food and Drug Administration stopped two clinical trials testing genetically engineered T-cells from the immune system to treat leukemia, after a participant in one trial died. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cell Trials Stopped after Patient Death

Clinical Trial Okayed for Parkinson’s Drug Implant

A maker of implants for long-term release of drugs to treat chronic diseases says the Food and Drug Administration approved a clinical trial to test its implant for Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Okayed for Parkinson’s Drug Implant