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Biogen CEO says $56,000 annually for Alzheimer’s drug is ‘fair,’ promises not to hike price for at least 4 years

Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos told CNBC on Monday that the list price of $ 56,000 per year for the company’s FDA-approved Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab is “fair.” That being said, the Massachusetts-based biotech company has vowed to not increase the price of the medication, which is marketed under the name Aduhelm, for the next four… Read More »

The Buenos Aires patient: Argentinian woman controls HIV for at least 12 years after stopping treatment

An Argentinian woman, now in her 50s, has controlled HIV below the limits of detection since stopping HIV treatment due to side-effects in 2007, researchers from Buenos Aires and the US National Institutes of Health report. The woman no longer has antibodies to HIV and researchers found only a small number of cells containing HIV… Read More »

FDA Approves Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) for Children Ages 6 and Older or Weighing at Least 17 kg with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

Print this page FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Epclusa® (sofosbuvir 400mg/velpatasvir 100mg; sofosbuvir 200mg/velpatasvir 50 mg) for the treatment of people with chronic hepatitis C infection (HCV) as young as 6 years of age or weighing at… Read More »

Controversial DNA screening technique used for at least one pregnancy

By Michael Le Page DNA can be taken from IVF embryos and analysedPASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A company called Genomic Prediction has confirmed that at least one woman is pregnant with embryos selected after analysing hundreds of thousands of DNA variants to assess the risk of disease. It is the first time this approach has… Read More »