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Deciphera shares skyrocket as cancer drug improves progression-free survival

(Reuters) – Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Inc’s shares more than doubled on Tuesday after the drugmaker said its late-stage study met the main goal of helping stomach cancer patients live longer without their disease worsening. The study tested the treatment, ripretinib, against placebo in 129 patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), a rare cancer affecting the… Read More »

Amgen wins U.S. patent battle on arthritis drug Enbrel, thwarting Novartis

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday upheld two patents relating to Amgen Inc’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, denying a challenge by Novartis AG, which is seeking to launch a copycat version. FILE PHOTO: An Amgen sign is seen at the company’s office in South San Francisco, California in this October 21, 2013 file… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New drug brings hope of slowing sight failure

As we get older our eyesight becomes vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and diabetic macular oedema (DMO). Both conditions will cause blindness if left untreated. Their main feature is the excessive growth of blood vessels which can leak in the eye which clouds vision. This is due to leakage of fluid from the abnormal… Read More »