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New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. As reported in Nature Communications, a global research team led by the University of Bristol studied how the activity… Read More »

NICE clears Pierre Fabre's targeted melanoma combo to take on Novartis, Roche drugs

Thanks to new guidance from England’s drug cost watchdog, Novartis and Roche will be getting some fresh targeted melanoma competition from French pharma lab Pierre Fabre.  In guidance published Friday, England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence signed off on Pierre Fabre’s combo of Braftovi and Mektovi to treat adult patients with unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma.… Read More »