By Turna Ray

This article was posted May 27.

The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended this week that the National Health Service should pay for AstraZeneca's non-small cell lung cancer drug Iressa in the first-line treatment setting if patients test positive for epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase mutations and if the drug developer provides the drug at a fixed price.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

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