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AstraZeneca’s Farxiga steps on FDA fast track in kidney disease, setting up J&J battle

AstraZeneca is on its way to scoring a key new nod for SGLT2 diabetes drug Farxiga, and the FDA just sped things up. The agency doled out its fast track designation to Farxiga in chronic kidney disease patients after a study showed it could stave off kidney failure and prevent cardiovascular or kidney-related death. The move… Read More »

10,000 steps a day — or fewer?

10,000 steps a day has become the gold standard for many people. That number has sold many step-counting devices and inspired interoffice competitions. But it’s a big number that can be hard to reach. When people continue to not hit five digits, eventually some ditch the effort altogether. Dr. I-Min Lee is an associate epidemiologist… Read More »