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5 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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FDA approves BioCryst's intravenous flu drug

By Natalie Grover (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's intravenous flu drug, sending the company's shares up nearly 10 percent in premarket trading. The single-dose drug is for adults who have acute uncomplicated influenza and may be unable to swallow pills, such as Gilead Sciences Inc's Tamiflu, or inhale GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Relenza. "An IV ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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FDA approves BioCryst's flu shot

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's single-dose flu shot on Monday, for use in adults with acute uncomplicated influenza. The antiviral injection, peramivir, to be sold as Rapivab, inhibits the interactions of neuraminidase — an enzyme that is critical to the spread of influenza. The drug was developed under a $234.8 million contract from ...

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DEC 20, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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AstraZeneca's ovarian cancer drug gets U.S. approval

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc's ovarian cancer drug has been granted an accelerated approval by the U.S. health regulator, a day after the treatment was approved by the European Commission. An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had voted in June against granting an accelerated approval to the drug, Lynparza, citing inadequate data. The FDA was earlier scheduled ...

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DEC 20, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. FDA approves AbbVie all-oral hepatitis C treatment

(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Friday approved AbbVie's all-oral treatment for hepatitis C, providing the first competition for Gilead Sciences huge selling and expensive medicine for the liver-destroying virus. The AbbVie regimen consists of four different anti-viral drugs to be taken as three pills in the morning and one in the evening. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ...

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DEC 19, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

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FDA Approves AstraZeneca Ovarian Cancer Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat cases of ovarian cancer linked to specific genetic mutations.

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