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Lawmakers Look To Improve Prescription Drug Safety

The House later this month is expected to debate reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, which since its passage in 1992 has been a "huge success" in speeding FDA approval times for new prescription drugs, the Washington Post reports. The Senate recently approved a bill (S 1082) that includes a five-year reauthorization of PDUFA.

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Anacor Identifies A Novel Mechanism For Its Lead Anti-Fungal Drug

Journal Science will publish results of research that details Anacor Pharmaceuticals' how AN2690 kills fungal cells by interfering with synthesis of a specific protein required for fungal growth.

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Strengthening FDA's Oversight Of Prescription Drug Industry Will Make A Difference

Half of all adults in the U.S. still believe that the FDA is doing a fair or poor job when it comes to ensuring the safety and efficacy of new prescription drugs.

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Barr Announces Withdrawal Of ZYPREXA Zydis Patent Litigation

Barr Laboratories announced the dismissal of litigation related to its challenge of the patent protecting Eli Lilly and Company's ZYPREXA Zydis (Olanzapine) Orally Disintegrating Tablets, 5mg, 10mg, 15mg and 20mg.

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Public Urged Not To Consume Health Product With Western Drug Ingredients

Hong Kong Department of Health called on members of the public not to buy or use a brand of health product called 'Junyu Jiaonanyihao', which was found to have contained undeclared western drug ingredients that may cause side effects.

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Rally For Rx Affordable Prescription Drugs And Cell Phone Protections

Over one hundred Long Island AARP members gathered to rally state lawmakers to pass legislation before the end of the 2007 Legislative Session in Albany that will help make prescription drugs more affordable and help assure that their cell phone works in an emergency.

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