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Outcomes differ from trials with ‘real-world’ anti-VEGF therapy for DMEThe visual outcomes after anti-VEGF therapy administered to treat diabetic macular edema in the “real world” do not achieve those reported in randomized clinical trials. Eyes with better baseline visual acuity are disproportionately affected.
Controversy surrounds Exondys 51 approval: What to knowNew medicine for Duchenne muscular dystrophy raises questions. Here’s whose covering it and why.
Brace for a barrage of biosimilarsThe next few years will see the healthcare industry bracing itself for new biosimilar products for a range of illnesses from oncology to rheumatoid arthritis.
Uro Pipeline: FDA accepts two supplemental applications for mUC agentOther pipeline developments include efficacy results for a bladder and prostate cancer drug, an infertility tool to predict sperm quality, the initiation of an immunotherapy combination for mUC, and more.
Using OCT with your diabetes patientsOCT is one of the best way to assess patients for the presence of diabetic macular edema (DME)
Why 2016 drug approvals fell
Why 2016 drug approvals fellWhile FDA approved far fewer new drugs in 2016 than 2015, the agency quickly approved novel and breakthrough therapies.
FDA approves expansion of Avastin in ovarian cancerFDA recently approved bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech) for patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent epithelial ovarian (psOC), fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer.
Anti-VEGF drugs: Safe and effective for treating DMEData from large randomized trials indicate that diabetic macular edema can be treated safely and effectively with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapies.
Oncologists not prescribing expensive cancer drugsIn the latest controversy over the high cost of certain prescription medications, a recent Reuters article said that more oncologists won’t prescribe expensive drugs.
FDA's Avastin rules may not be necessaryWhile FDA is proposing that bevacizumab (Avastin) for macular degeneration be used within 5 days of re-packaging to avoid development of endophthalmitis in patients, that precaution may not be necessary, according to a new study.