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2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the FDA. The FDA announced the recall on its… Read More »

'Tissue agnostic' cancer drug from Bayer, Loxo comes with high price, money-back guarantee

Bayer and development partner Loxo Oncology nabbed a groundbreaking nod for their “tissue agnostic” cancer drug Vitrakvi. Unlike traditional treatment, the first-in-class drug doesn’t target tumors in a particular location but cancers throughout the body that feature a specific biomarker.   A year after Bayer bought into Loxo’s TRK inhibitor programs with $ 400 million… Read More »