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December 11, 2020

FDA Approves Liraglutide for Adolescents With Obesity FDA Approves Liraglutide for Adolescents With Obesity

The Food and Drug Administration’s new indication for liraglutide (Saxenda) for weight loss in adolescents with obesity, announced on Dec. 4, received welcome as a milestone […]
December 4, 2020

FDA Issues Updated Safety Alert for Endologix AAA Repair Grafts FDA Issues Updated Safety Alert for Endologix AAA Repair Grafts

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding clinicians about the need for “at least yearly, lifelong follow-up” to monitor for type III endoleaks in […]
November 26, 2020

New Drug Approved for Neuroblastoma Based on MSKCC Research New Drug Approved for Neuroblastoma Based on MSKCC Research

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval for a new drug for certain patients with neuroblastoma based on response rate results in small open-label […]
November 25, 2020

Xofluza Can Now Be Used for Postexposure Flu Prophylaxis Xofluza Can Now Be Used for Postexposure Flu Prophylaxis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for the antiviral baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza) to include postexposure prophylaxis of uncomplicated influenza in people […]
November 24, 2020

FDA Clears First Drug to Treat Ultra-Rare Metabolic Disorder FDA Clears First Drug to Treat Ultra-Rare Metabolic Disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lumasiran (Oxlumo, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals) subcutaneous injection to treat children and adults with primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), […]
November 23, 2020

FDA Authorizes Regeneron’s COVID-19 Monoconal Antibody Treatment FDA Authorizes Regeneron’s COVID-19 Monoconal Antibody Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The FDA issued an emergency use authorization to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for its […]
November 18, 2020

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine 95% Effective in Final Phase 3 Results Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine 95% Effective in Final Phase 3 Results

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After initial promising interim results on November 9, Pfizer and BioNTech today announced that their […]
November 18, 2020

FDA Clears First Rapid At-Home COVID Test FDA Clears First Rapid At-Home COVID Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization […]
November 18, 2020

Boston Scientific Bails on Lotus Edge Aortic Valve System Boston Scientific Bails on Lotus Edge Aortic Valve System

Boston Scientific said it is voluntarily recalling all unused inventory of the Lotus Edge transcatheter aortic valve replacement system effective immediately. In making the announcement today, […]
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