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2009-08-13 12:54:56

New U.S. government rules were finalized on Wednesday that will make it easier for seriously ill patients to gain access to unapproved medicines after they have run out of other options, Reuter reported. The Food and Drug Administration said the regulations spell out more clearly which patients are eligible for special access to experimental medicines, while also clarifying when manufacturers can charge patients for the drugs. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move aims to achieve a...

2006-05-02 13:30:00

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's policy to withhold early-stage experimental drugs from terminally ill patient infringes their right to choose, a U.S. appeals court said on Tuesday, sending the case back to a lower court. The FDA requires developing drugs to undergo a wide battery of tests, ranging from preclinical testing in the laboratory to large, advanced trials with people. Drug companies say the process can take up to 10 years. But the U.S....

2006-05-02 13:30:00

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's policy to withhold early-stage experimental drugs from terminally ill patient infringes their right to choose, a U.S. appeals court said on Tuesday, sending the case back to a lower court. The FDA requires developing drugs to undergo a wide battery of tests, ranging from preclinical testing in the laboratory to large, advanced trials with people. Drug companies say the process can take up to 10 years. But the U.S. Court of...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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