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Letter to the Editor
The Agency Wants to Use Manufacturing Data to Attack Drug Shortages
Raising their voices in nearly unanimous opposition, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their suppliers have mounted a campaign to dissuade the FDA from launching a voluntary program in 2018 that is aimed at reducing drug shortages.
This article, the second in a series of three, provides an overview of the efficacy and safety of cancer immunotherapies ranging from monoclonal antibodies to vaccines, including additional clinical considerations regarding immune checkpoint blockers.
A recent guideline update for the treatment of heart failure has created the need for a new look at the medication classes and trials related to the disease. The authors focus on pharmacological options available for treating the problem.
Torsades de pointes (TdP)—an uncommon but life-threatening polymorphic ventricular tachycardia—is almost always drug induced. The authors describe the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of TdP.
At an event focusing on population-health approaches to the opioid epidemic, discussants agreed that better coordination of care, community involvement in finding solutions, and more consistent use of improved pain-control options are required.
Strengthen your resolve: no unlabeled containers anywhere, ever!
A significant change in tiering exceptions policy for Part D is coming in 2018
Approvals, new indications, regulatory activities, and more
Niraparib (Zejula) for recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer; ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) for relapsing or primary progressive multiple sclerosis; and dupilumab (Dupixent) for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis
Eluxadoline (Viberzi) for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea