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FDA approves new drug for schizophrenia and new drug for lung cancer

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On July 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved

  • Rexulti (brexpiprazole) to treat adults with schizophrenia and as an add-on treatment to an antidepressant medication to treat adults with major depressive disorder. Read more
  • Iressa (gefitinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors harbor specific types of epidermal growth factor receptor gene mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test. Read more.

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