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NYT: FDA's decision to extend Oxycontin access to pediatrics called into question

The New York Times outlines the controversy surrounding the recent FDA approval of Oxycontin in children. “Just because OxyContin has been abused or prescribed inappropriately doesn’t mean we should deprive the children who need the drug,” Kathleen Neville, pediatric oncologist at Arkansas Children's Hospital told The New York Times, adding it is “our obligation to have the best level of evidence for its use in children.” (The New York Times)



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FDA approves two new diabetes drug treatments

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Tresiba (insulin degludec injection) and Ryzodeg 70/30 (insulin degludec/insulin aspart injection) to improve blood sugar control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Both Tresiba and Ryzodeg are manufactured by Novo Nordisk.