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Intermountain Healthcare-led generic drug venture CivicaRx garners new members including NYU Langone, Memorial Hermann, Oschner

Little more than a year after Intermountain Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Catholic Health Initiatives and other founding partners established the nonprofit generic drug company Civica Rx, 12 additional health systems have signed on as new founding members. This means that, including the original founding members, Civica Rx now represents nearly 750 participating hospitals. The new members… Read More »

‘The results were impressive’: Drug to fight aging purges the body of damaged ‘zombie cells’

A drug to fight aging may finally be on the horizon after the first trials in humans showed “impressive” results. For many years, scientists have known that an accumulation of senescent cells in the body is linked to aging symptoms such as frailty and arthritis, as well as diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Senescent… Read More »

2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the FDA. The FDA announced the recall on its… Read More »