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Venclexta trial deaths force AbbVie, Roche to stop recruiting myeloma patients

AbbVie and Roche are looking to move key oncology drug Venclexta deeper into the blood cancer arena, but their ambitions in multiple myeloma just took a hit. The FDA has halted enrollment in all of Venclexta’s myeloma trials, the companies said Tuesday. The reason? The Venclexta arm of a phase 3 study, dubbed Bellini, turned up a higher… Read More »

Widowed father works with congresswoman on legislation to prevent maternal deaths

Sitting in the hospital room, mother and newborn baby were sound asleep. “I was overjoyed. I remember thinking my family is complete,” Charles Johnson told ABC News. But then he looked down and saw his wife Kira’s catheter turn pink and then red with blood. April 12, 2016 was supposed to be a joyous day… Read More »