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FDA fast-tracks Genentech’s Rituxan

Drug is intended for the treatment of pemphigus vulgaris, a painful, disfiguring and potentially fatal autoimmune disease characterized by progressive blistering of skin and/or mucous membranes.

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House reportedly postpones AHCA vote

The Hill reported that a House of Representatives vote planned Thursday evening for the American Health Care Act — the bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — had been postponed Thursday afternoon. The bill reportedly lacked the necessary 215 votes to pass the House, and there was a House Republican Conference meeting set for 7 p.m. Thursday, with White House press secretary Sean Spicer predicting the bill would still a vote Thursday. (The Hill)