Novartis said Kisqali helped women with advanced breast cancer after menopause live longer, adding to data the Swiss company hopes will help convince doctors to choose the drug over Pfizer’s blockbuster Ibrance.

As pharma companies struggle with developing a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers continue to find evidence that links the dreaded form of dementia to other medical and health issues. The latest news suggests a potential link between Alzheimer’s and menopause.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved TherapeuticsMD’s oral hormone therapy for menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances and night sweats.

TherapeuticsMD Inc. won its first-ever FDA approval as the U.S. drug regulator cleared the women’s healthcare company’s hormone therapy – after rejecting it one year earlier – for a painful condition triggered by menopause.

Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc. made more cuts in the United States, this time to real estate holdings. To save money, the company will close its offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City. No jobs were reported to be lost from the cuts.