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Leading companies in the biotechnology sector have showcased their latest innovations at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting that was held in Florida, US, between 14-19 April. The three companies below are a selection of those with positive improvements in solid-tumour treatments.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has approved the world’s first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for use in the US in individuals aged 60 or over.
Following the death of a 13-year-old boy who took part in an online ‘challenge’ to take a large amount of the antihistamine, Benadryl (diphenhydramine), manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has issued a statement warning of the dangers of overdosing with the drug.
Various liberal US states, including California and Massachusetts, have begun stockpiling abortion medications following Texas judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s attempt to invalidate the long-standing approval of mifepristone, one of the pills used in medication abortions.
Merck has announced that its clinical phase 3 study evolution has been put on partial clinical hold by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over liver injuries found in enrolled patients.