All news articles for July 2018

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US FDA launches drug shortages task force

By Ben Hargreaves

The US FDA announced a task force has been formed to prevent the shortage of drugs, by addressing the ‘underlying structural concerns’ that allow this to happen.

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Pfizer reshuffle splits business into three

By Ben Hargreaves

Pfizer has announced a major shakeup of its business by splitting into three units: Innovative Medicines, Established Medicines and Consumer Healthcare.

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AcuraStem targets small molecule ALS market

By Flora Southey

AcuraStem has received $3.7m to develop a small molecule treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which it says could compete with Sanofi’s Riluzole and Mitsubishi Tanabe’s Radicava.