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- 'Massive Global Failures' in COVID-19 Response, Report Says
September 15, 2022 — Widespread global failures at multiple levels in the response to COVID-19 led to millions of preventable deaths and reversed progress made towards U.N. goals for sustainable development in many countries, according to a new Lancet COVID-19 Commission report.
- FDA Authorizes COVID Vaccines in Kids as Young as 6 Months
June 17, 2022 — The emergency use authorization means parents could start vaccinating young children as early as next week, pending CDC approval.
- Stelara OK'd for Psoriatic Arthritis
October 4, 2013 — Stelara, an injectable drug already approved to treat psoriasis, is now also approved to treat psoriatic arthritis.
- New 1-a-Day HIV Treatment Approved
August 27, 2012 — The FDA has approved Stribild, the much anticipated once-daily "quad" HIV pill from Gilead Sciences.
- FDA Approves New Inhaler for COPD
July 23, 2012 — The FDA has approved a new inhaled drug for the treatment of the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- New Lupus Drug Benlysta Approved
March 9, 2011 — The FDA has approved Benlysta, the first new lupus drug since 1955. Benlysta reduces lupus activity; it's hoped the drug will help patients reduce their need for steroids.
- FDA OKs Asthma Drug for COPD
March 1, 2009 — The FDA has approved the use of Symbicort pMDI (pressurized metered-dose inhaler), which is used to treat asthma, to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
- New Heart Alert for Some ADHD Drugs
August 22, 2006 — Amphetamine-based drugs for ADHD, such as Adderall and Dexedrine, now come with a new, expanded 'black box' warning for an increased risk of sudden death in patients with heart problems.
- FDA OKs Macular Degeneration Drug
June 29, 2006 — The FDA today approved Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) to treat patients with "wet" age-related macular degenerationmacular degeneration (AMD).
- Rituxan Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis
April 27, 2006 — A cancer drug that has a unique mode of action is showing promise in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Journal Questions Vioxx Study
December 9, 2005 — The New England Journal of Medicine questions data and results of a study into painkiller Vioxx.
- New Drug Helps Asbestos-Linked Cancer
February 5, 2004 — A new drug, Alimta, offers precious extra months of life to people with a rare, asbestos-linked cancer.