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  • Alert EMA Panel Likes Breast and Kidney Cancer Drugs The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended approval of ribociclib for advanced HER+/HER2- breast cancer and tivozanib for advanced renal cell carcinoma.
 
  • Antioxidant in Broccoli May Help Fight Diabetes A study finds broccoli extract containing the antioxidant sulforaphane decreased HbA1c and fasting blood sugar in obese patients with type 2 diabetes taking metformin but who had uncontrolled glycemia.
  • FDA Panel Backs Liraglutide to Reduce CV Risk Factors UPDATED // An FDA panel recommended liraglutide for the additional indication of reducing the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk.
 

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  • EMA Panel Likes Breast and Kidney Cancer DrugsThe Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended approval of ribociclib for advanced HER+/HER2- breast cancer and tivozanib for advanced renal cell carcinoma.
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