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A Drug Was Made For Just One Child, Raising Hopes About Future Of Tailored Medicine – WBUR

Julia Vitarello remembers the moment she realized that her daughter, Mila, was getting a drug designed specifically for her, one that might save her life. “Dr. Yu brought me down the hallway and opened a refrigerator and said, ‘Look.’ He pulled a tiny little glass bottle out, and it said, ‘milasen,’ ” Vitarello says. “I… Read More »

Viewpoints: Drug Industry Was Allowed To Hijack Policymaking That Led To Opioid Epidemic; Build On The ACA To Reach Dream Of Universal Health Care

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: The Real Scandal Of The Opioid Crisis: Crony Capitalism Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz issued a grim account this week of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s slow response to the opioid crisis and failure to use all the tools at its… Read More »

Amgen wins U.S. patent battle on arthritis drug Enbrel, thwarting Novartis

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday upheld two patents relating to Amgen Inc’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, denying a challenge by Novartis AG, which is seeking to launch a copycat version. FILE PHOTO: An Amgen sign is seen at the company’s office in South San Francisco, California in this October 21, 2013 file… Read More »