TB vax in spotlight as potential Type 1 diabetes cure; Trial analysis helps ease Bydureon heart rhythm worries;

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> A cheap, generic  tuberculosis vaccine is in the spotlight at the ADA meeting as a potential new treatment for Type 1 diabetes.  Investigators say that BCG appeared to halt the process which triggers the disease. Story

> Eli Lilly and its partners on the Bydureon program say that an analysis of a recent trial could find no evidence of a link between the drug and prolonged heart rhythms. Lilly, Amylin and Alkermes were ordered by the FDA to do a new study of the drug specifically to examine its potential impact on heart rhythm. The companies said the new analysis was "encouraging." Report

> Redwood Bioscience says it has raised an undisclosed amount of money from Takeda Ventures, the venture arm of the big Japanese pharma company. Story

> Tachi Yamada, the former head of global health for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has joined on as senior executive in residence at Frazier Healthcare Ventures. Report

> The EMA has accepted Millennium's drug application for the antibody-drug conjugate Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin). Report

> The FDA has accepted Columbia Lab's new drug application for Prochieve (progesterone gel) for the reduction of risk of preterm birth in women with short uterine cervical length in the mid-trimester of pregnancy. Release

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> FDA urges low dosing on anemia meds. Report

> France moves to block Multaq reimbursement. Item

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Medical Device News

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And Finally... A class of antiretroviral drugs used to combat AIDS evidently triggers premature aging, according to a new study. Report