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January 20th, 2012
06:44 PM ET

MS drug Gilenya under safety review

Health agencies on both sides of the Atlantic are investigating reports of 11 deaths in multiple sclerosis patients taking Gilenya, the first multiple sclerosis drug approved in pill form. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed Friday that it is studying data on Gilenya (fingolimod).  "We will notify the public once our review is complete to communicate any recommendations or possible label changes," the FDA said in a statement to CNN.

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Obama administration extends one deadline on birth control coverage
January 20th, 2012
05:19 PM ET

Obama administration extends one deadline on birth control coverage

The Obama Administration is standing by a decision to require all insurance plans to cover the use of contraceptives, but said Friday it would give some employers an additional year to comply.

The rule, which goes into effect August 1, 2012, requires all insurance plans to cover the cost of birth control. Many non-profits with religious affiliations, such as Catholic universities and hospitals, say that will force them to violate their basic tenets.

The Department of Health and Services announced Friday those employers would have until August 1, 2013, to meet the new requirement.
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