3 latest FDA approvals

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Here are the three latest drugs or medical devices approved by the FDA since July 5:

1. The FDA approved a next generation version of Abbott's MitraClip heart valve repair device, which offers an alternative to open-heart surgery.

2. Medtronic's HeartWare HVAD System is now the only left ventricular assist device approved for implantation via a thoracotomy.

3. A combination of Bristol-Myers Squibb's cancer drugs Opdivo and Yervoy may now be used to treat a specific form of metastatic colorectal cancer.

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