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Fast-Acting Depression Drug, Newly Approved, Could Help Millions

Of the 16 million American adults who live with depression, as many as one-quarter gain little or no benefit from available treatments, whether drugs or talk therapy. They represent perhaps the greatest unmet need in psychiatry. On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a prescription treatment intended to help them, a fast-acting drug derived… Read More »

Revolutionary cancer treatment approved

A revolutionary therapy that has the potential to cure aggressive blood cancers has been approved for use in Australia. The immunotherapy, known as CAR-T, will help children battling leukemia and adults fighting a type of aggressive lymphoma. The groundbreaking therapy uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer in a once-only treatment, unlike chemotherapy… Read More »

New Drug Approved for Traveler's Diarrhea

Nov. 20, 2018 — The FDA has approved a new prescription drug for traveler’s diarrhea, which affects millions of people a year, cutting short vacations and other trips. Rifamycin (Aemcolo) is expected to be on the market by mid-February, says Tom Joyce, president and CEO of Aries Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. firm licensed to distribute it… Read More »