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October 21

Experts anticipate launch of first therapies for geographic atrophy
Safety involves three key principles
Reference pricing aims to cut costs

October 20

Morphine/naltrexone combo expected to reduce oral abuse when crushed
Flexible custom mask covers hollow eye socket at lower cost
Disease ignored by public, neglected by doctors, experts say

October 17

Progressive scarring of lungs leaves patients short of breath
British research focused on the role of enzymes in bacteria
Top-line results released in NIH-funded comparison of effectiveness
Studies will prepare vaccine candidate for clinical trials

October 16

New data support efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor therapy
Longer period might be needed to prevent virus spread, expert says
Medications and nonpharmacologic recommendations graded

October 15

Replaceable device allows urination without catheterization
Novel antipsychotic and improved rescue therapy take center stage by 2023
Additional exposures were expected, agency says

October 14

Modified sulfonylurea stimulates insulin release
Drug’s effect on weight change, sexual function similar to that of placebo
Approval decision expected in April 2015
Soliris takes the prize at nearly $537,000 per year

October 13

Drug’s effect on weight change, sexual function similar to that of placebo

October 13

Harvard discovery could help prevent clotting and infections
Certain patients with genotype-1 infections need just 8 weeks of treatment
Living-cell bioformulation fails to provide significant improvement
Health care worker is first to develop disease in U.S.

October 12

Harvard discovery could help prevent clotting and infections
Living-cell bioformulation fails to provide significant improvement
Health care worker is first to develop disease in U.S.

October 10

Author identifies financial constraints on antibiotic research
Array of genetic defects thwart targeted treatments

October 8

Oral nucleotide analog demonstrates antiviral activity
Symptoms and severity of the illness are frightening, expert admits

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