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P&T May 2014
Health care professionals’ use of mobile devices is transforming clinical practice. Numerous medical software applications can now help with tasks ranging from information and time management to clinical decision-making at the point of care.
FDA approvals, drug indications, and updates
Droxidopa (Northera) for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, elosulfase alfa (Vimizim) for Morquio A syndrome, and sodium hyaluronate in phosphate-buffered saline (Monovisc) to address knee osteoarthritis
Sofosbuvir: A new oral oncedaily agent for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection
Attendees at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting found heightened interest in psoriasis treatments.
The American College of Cardiology meeting included sessions on heparin versus bivalirudin and a controversy over renal denervation.