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  1. All about erenumab (Aimovig): the unique new migraine treatment

    A new preventive migraine treatment, Aimovig (erenumab-aooe), poses promising possibilities for some migraine sufferers.

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  2. Imfinzi may offer patients benefits in earlier stages of lung cancer

    Industry NewsNew clinical results show that Durvalumab improved survival (versus a placebo) in patients with non–small cell lung cancer.

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  3. New relief for migraine patients?

    News updateThe first-ever preventative treatment for migraine in adults, Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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  4. Patients struggling with withdrawal symptoms may find new relief

    Industry NewsLucemyra (lofexidine hydrochloride), now approved by the Food and Drug Administration, may offer relief (and new hope) for patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms from opioid dependence.

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  5. Mayo Clinic researchers make further step to a DNA test for liver cancer

    "We currently test for liver cancer using ultrasound and a blood protein marker called alpha fetoprotein," says John Kisiel, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic. "Unfortunately, these tests are not very sensitive for curable stage liver cancers, and most patients who need this testing do not have it easily available or [are] not able to receive it often enough to be effective." The new advance by the team opens the door to further development of a DNA test. 

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  6. Genetic diversity could help protect against disease

    A team of researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) has succeeded in demonstrating experimentally (in a lab) that genetic diversity makes populations more resistant to disease.

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  7. Ingestible 'bacteria on a chip' could help diagnose disease

    Researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. Ultra-low-power sensors carrying genetically engineered bacteria can detect gastric bleeding. 

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  8. New study shows promise of permethrin-treated clothing

    The Entomological Society of America reports today that a new study from the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) in the USA shows that permethrin-treated clothing may stop ticks from biting. This will thus reduce transmission of diseases like Lyme disease. Lab tests showed germ-carrying ticks can't move properly after contact with treated garments, making them sluggish and likely interfering with their ability to bite. 

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  9. Lower prices negotiated for 9 medicines

    Service Announcement for price changes to 12 medicines. For 9 medicines we have negotiated lower prices for patients, 3 medicines have increases. 

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  10. Ovarian cancer

    A personalised vaccine which boosts a patient’s own immune system has nearly doubled the number of women surviving ovarian cancer by two years.

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  11. Lung cancer

    Following an earlier negative decision, NICE is now recommending NHS use of Roche’s immunotherapy Tecentriq for lung cancer.

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  12. Leukemia

    CLL expert explains latest treatment developments in the field.
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