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July 10

Agency says products for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and bodybuilding have hidden drugs and chemicals.
A meta-analysis that included 18 million participants found no protection from heart disease or stroke.
There is a small difference between them and biosimilars that physicians, patients, and insurers should be aware of.
It will nearly quadruple within the next five years, according to a new report, though concerns about how they’re manufactured remain.
Some of that can be chalked up to the differences in cost of living from place to place, but not all.

July 3

Health plans expected to continue pushing for value-based payment arrangements.
One of the proposed changes makes remote patient monitoring an allowable cost.
European researchers looked at arthritis’ patients reactions when being switched from etanercept or nfliximab.
Puts down $700 million to buy nearly 50% of Samsung.
The move comes even though some of the pharma company’s rivals have promised to raise prices only once a year.

June 26

Patients as young as 7 years of age may now use the device for their type-1 diabetes
Sensor alerts adults with diabetes of high or low glucose levels via smartphone or tablet
Gottlieb spoke at the NCCN Policy Summit on the role of data analytics in drug trials
Epidiolex is indicated for rare, severe forms of epilepsy

June 19

However, patent dispute will delay one launch
Some experts still opposed to “right to try” treatments
Approval acquired through tropical disease priority review voucher program
FDA questioning the pharmacokinetics of psoriasis lotion Duobrii
Therapy approved for adults and children with refractory PMBCL or who have relapsed after two or more prior lines of therapy

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