Medicine: The New Cancer Fighter (And Other Hot Drugs On The Way)

From Exubera to Zostavax to Miraviroc, the pharmaceutical pipeline is filled with promise

Advances in molecular biology and genomic medicine are increasing the odds that compounds dreamed up by scientists make it from the lab to the pharmacy. Here are some of the latest candidates, either just approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or under review. •DIABETES If you're a diabetic and the daily injections of insulin are torture, then get ready for some relief. Pfizer received FDA approval in January to market the first inhaled insulin, Exubera, which should become available around midyear. The powdered insulin, taken just before meals, is released into the mouth and lungs through an inhaler similar...

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