Whats in the News Assignment

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WHAT’S IN THE NEWS Article Objective : The objective of this article is to inform the public of the F.D.A’s constant search for a cure to breast cancer. The FDA has decided to approve a drug, which has the ability to cure early stages of breast cancer. However, it does have some side effects and the drug is known to potentially  raise the risk of damage to the heart. The FDA is in a battle of whether or not to release the drug despite its consequences. Article Summary : A federal advisory committee cleared the way for the first approval for a cancer drug. The drug would be used to treat patients before surgery to remove their tumors. The Food and Drug Administration voted 13 to 0 that Perjeta; a Genentech drug could be used for the disease’s earliest stage. Approval of Perjeta would be the first drug approval for any cancer, not just breast cancer. This would also make it easier to obtain insurance reimbursement. It would also allow at least some women to gain access to Perjeta years earlier than they might otherwise. Genentech’s
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