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FTC approves UnitedHealth Group $4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita, with conditions

The Federal Trade Commission has approved UnitedHealth Group’s $ 4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, with conditions. UnitedHealth Group and DaVita have agreed to divest DaVita Medical Group’s provider organization in the Las Vegas Area, known as HealthCare Partners of Nevada, to Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, no later than 40 days after acquisition. The… Read More »

FDA Approves Piqray (alpelisib) as First PI3K Inhibitor for Breast Cancer

FDA Approves Piqray (alpelisib) as First PI3K Inhibitor for Breast Cancer Print this page May 24, 2019 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Piqray (alpelisib) tablets, to be used in combination with the FDA-approved endocrine therapy fulvestrant, to treat postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2… Read More »

Global Health: F.D.A. Approves the First Vaccine for Dengue Fever, but Limits Its Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for dengue, Dengvaxia, but placed significant restrictions on its use because the vaccine has been shown to put some people at heightened risk for a severe form of the disease. In clearing the vaccine, the agency acknowledged the serious public health benefit of slowing a… Read More »