Companies have won marketing approval so far this year for 20 new medicines that work...

|By:, SA News Editor

Companies have won marketing approval so far this year for 20 new medicines that work differently or better than existing drugs, or tackle ailments lacking good treatments; there were just 21 such approvals all last year. "If you're a patient with a terrible disease, a serious cancer... you ought to take heart," says the director of the FDA's drug division.