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FDA eyes opioids in kids' medicines
FDA eyes opioids in kids' medicinesAn FDA committee will review prescription opioid products containing hydrocodone or codeine to treat coughs in children.
Groups praise lawsuit against Walgreens, CVSPharmacy and medical organizations lauded a new class action lawsuit against CVS Health and Walgreens, alleging the two pharmacy chains colluded with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to drive up the cost of generic drugs.
FDA warns about contaminated drugs, dietary supplementsFDA warned consumers and health care professionals not to use a certain brand of drugs and dietary supplements that are contaminated.
DEA wants to slash opioid productionThe Drug Enforcement Administration wants to slash the production of opioid painkillers by 20% in 2018.
FDA approves novel leukemia, hepatitis C drugsFDA approved the first treatment for patients with a certain type of acute myeloid leukemia, as well as 2 new drugs to treat hepatitis C.
Popular insulin meets target in real-world studyNovo Nordisk’s DEVOTE study reveals interesting findings.
New universal companion diagnostic paves the way for precision oncologyFDA approves new diagnostic test for non-small cell lung cancer.
New antibiotic approved for acute bacterial skin infectionsFDA approved the use of a new fluoroquinolone antibiotic to treat ABSSSI.
FDA approves Bayer’s Bluetooth-enabled auto-injector for multiple sclerosisFDA has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Bayer’s myBETAapp and BETACONNECT Navigator for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients
FDA to drug maker: Pull opioid pain drugPotential public health consquences prompts FDA to request removal of opioid pain medication.

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