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Aug 29

FDA Approves First Drug Specifically Formulated to Treat Pediatric Tumors

On August 29, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the Agency’s approval of a new drug formulated specifically to treat children with a rare type of brain tumor, known as subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA). Manufactured by Novartis, Afinitor Disperz is a new dosage form of the existing anti-cancer drug Afinitor. While …

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Jul 02

GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Billion in Settlement with Government

On July 2, 2012, GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”) announced its intention to plead guilty in its ongoing healthcare fraud case in what will result in the largest settlement of its kind in the United States. In particular, the pharmaceutical giant will be pleading guilty to marketing two of its drugs, Paxil and Wellbutrin, for unapproved uses and …

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