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Generic Biotech Drug Legislation Likely Will Not Reach House Floor

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in a speech before the Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Thursday said legislation (HR 1038) that would allow FDA to approve generic versions of biotechnology drugs is unlikely to reach the House floor this year, CQ HealthBeat reports (Bartolf, CQ HealthBeat, 9/6).

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Kenya Approves Marketing GlaxoSmithKline's HPV Vaccine Cervarix

GlaxoSmithKline's human papillomavirus vaccine Cervarix earlier this month became available in Kenya, shortly after the country's Pharmacy and Poison's Board approved it for marketing, Nicholas Muraguri, director of health promotion in the Ministry of Health, said, Business Daily Africa reports (Onyango/Kimani, Business Daily Africa, 8/29).

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