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F.D.A. Approves Amgen Drug, Corlanor To Treat Heart Failure

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The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a drug to treat chronic heart failure that may help keep patients out of the hospital. The drug, which Amgen will sell under the name Corlanor, works by slowing the heart rate, which ...

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The 1st Biosimilar Drug Has Been Approved By The FDA

Biosimilar drugs cost around a third of the price of brand-name biologics, on average. Some health care experts believe the discount may be up to 90%, however. Express Scripts estimates that Zarxio’s use in the U.S. may save $5.7 billion in drug costs over the next decade. If 11 biosimilars already in development are approved, the savings may top $250 billion.

The First Biosimilar Drug Has Been Approved By The FDA Novartis’ white blood cell-boosting Zarxio the first biosimilar drug has been approved by the FDA (The Food and Drug Administration). On Friday, March 6th, U.S. regulators approved the sale of ...

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