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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.
New therapies show promise in treating diabetes
New therapies show promise in treating diabetesNew updates in insulin products, as well as non-pharma therapies are on the horizon for diabetes.
New Parkinson's drug, 2 others approvedFDA approved safinamide (Xadago, Newron Pharmaceuticals) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease. FDA also approved new treatments for classical Hodgkin lymphoma and pemphigus vulgaris, a rare, life-threatening condition characterized by progressive painful blistering of the skin and mucous membranes.
Drug approved for nighttime urination, plus two moreFDA recently approved three novel drugs: one to treat frequent urination at night, one to treat carcinoid syndrome diarrhea in cancer patients, and one for dust mite allergies. Here are the details on the three new treatments.
Using OCT with your diabetes patientsOCT is one of the best way to assess patients for the presence of diabetic macular edema (DME)
Uro Pipeline: FDA committee votes in favor of nocturia treatment approvalOther pipeline developments discussed in this article include the initiation of an intravesical bladder cancer study, a gel treatment for ED that has met its primary endpoint, a patent awarded for the first rechargeable implantable SNM along with some other advancements.
Effects of concurrent use of topical, oral beta blockersRecently, I received a progress note from a glaucoma surgeon concerning a patient whom he and I share. The patient is a 58-year-old African-American female with a longstanding history of primary open-angle glaucoma.
Five specialty pharmaceutical trends to watchApprovals of specialty pharmaceuticals have far outpaced traditional drugs, and that trend will continue. But that’s not the only specialty medication trend that healthcare executives should have on their radar.
Selecting topical regimens for cataract patients
Selecting topical regimens for cataract patientsEyecare practitioners who deal with patients in the perioperative period are well aware of the need for topical therapy. In most cases, a combination of a steroid, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and an antibiotic will be used for a few days before the day of surgery and then for a period afterward.
Merck value rises after new Keytruda approvalMerck’s Wall Street value is climbing after its cancer drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) received yet another approval from FDA.