German healthcare group Fresenius's first-quarter profit exceeded market expectations on Wednesday, driven by growth in its generic infusion drugs unit in emerging markets. However, the group warned cost inflation and supply chain disruptions were likely to increase this year, fuelled by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Fresenius's businesses include the Helios hospital chain, drugmaker Kabi, medical services firm Vamed and dialysis specialist Fresenius Medical Care (FMC).
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Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CARA) recently scored a key win with Food and Drug Administration approval of Korsuva in treating pruritis associated with chronic kidney disease for patients on hemodialysis. In this Motley Fool Live video recorded on Aug. 25, 2021, Motley Fool contributors Keith Speights and Brian Orelli discuss whether or not Cara stock is a buy after the big news. Another biotech had some good news on the FDA front: Cara Therapeutics, ticker there is CARA, and its partner Vifor Pharma (OTC: GNHAY) announced on Monday that the FDA had approved Korsuva for trading moderate to severe pruritus associated with chronic kidney disease, and this is in adults undergoing dialysis.