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JUL 04, 2015 - Washington Times

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Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Providence Journal (R.I.), July 1, 2015 Artificial trans fats, those once ubiquitous but dubious dietary substances, are heading for the door. The federal Food and Drug Administration has made it official, announcing last month that use ...

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JUL 03, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Carly Fiorina Shortchanges Marijuana Research

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In questioning the value of medicinal marijuana, Carly Fiorina said “we don’t understand how it interacts with other drugs.” In fact, there is information about marijuana’s interactions with other medications, although major clinical trials using marijuana have been limited by its legal status. Fiorina spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who asked her ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Family Practice News

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FDA approves Orkambi for cystic fibrosis

The fixed-dose combination of ivacaftor and lumacaftor has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in p

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JUL 02, 2015 - Washington Times

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FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the twice-a-day pill from Vertex Pharmaceuticals for a variation of ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Vertex Pharma's lung disorder therapy wins FDA nod

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's unique combination therapy for a rare lung disorder was given the green light by U.S. health regulators, extending the company's reach to the most common form of genetic mutation responsible for cystic fibrosis. Orkambi, a combination of Vertex's approved drug Kalydeco and a new compound called lumacaftor, is intended for patients aged 12 and above, the U.S. ...

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