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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves New Formulation of Epclusa, Expanding Pediatric Indication to Treat Children Ages 3 and Older With Chronic Hepatitis C

FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 10, 2021– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion of the pediatric indication of Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) to now include children as young as 3 years of age, regardless of HCV… Read More »

2 FDA committee members resign over Biogen Alzheimer’s drug approval

Fallout over the FDA’s recent decision to grant Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug accelerated approval has seen two advisory panel members resign. The agency’s decision, which was met with mixed reviews and marked the first approval of an Alzheimer’s drug in nearly two decades, came after the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee said in… Read More »

The UK’s National Health Service just approved a drug that costs nearly $2.5 million a dose

Kate Cardente holds her then 3-month-old daughter, Ainsley, as she undergoes a gene therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). SMA is a disease that is the primary genetic cause of death in babies. Ainsley is getting a one-time infusion of Zolgensma. Baltimore Sun | Tribune News Service | Getty Images LONDON — A drug that… Read More »

Norway make move to reduce drug mortality rate in decriminalising personal drug use

The Norwegian government said that it plans to decriminalise the personal use of illegal drugs, acting on the recommendations from the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO). The decision would see the country remove criminal liability on people who obtain, possess and use a small amount of drugs for their own use. The acts… Read More »