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WSJ: New HHS chief of staff named

Treasury Department aide Alastair “Al” Fitzpayne has been tapped as the Department of Health and Human Services’ next chief of staff, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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FDA approves updated label for Pfizer's Embeda

Pfizer last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a revised label for Embeda (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) extended-release capsules, for oral use, CII, to include abuse-deterrence studies. 

 

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FDA approves two new drugs to treat IPF

The Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to Esbriet (pirfenidone), as well as Ofev (nintedanib), to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — a condition in which the lungs scar over time.

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Speedy delivery: Bringing generics to market faster

As the Food and Drug Administration begins to explore ways to improve its user-fee program for generic drugs, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its members have weighed in with suggestions on how to shore up the law to ensure that it helps bring generics to market faster and provides benefits across the entire healthcare system.