HIV dual therapy shows promise February 27, 2017 A dual-drug regiment to treat HIV could soon be a reality, according to results presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle. Using OCT with your diabetes patients OCT is one of the best way to assess patients for the presence of diabetic macular edema (DME) Are payers optimistic about biosimilars’ savings? December 07, 2016 By Erin Bastick As more biosimilars are approved, plans and PBMs will continue to evolve their strategies regarding coverage and formulary management of these new medications. Biosimilars and interchangeable biologics: News to watch October 06, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate Biosimilars in the United States are slowly gaining traction, but widespread confusion and legal barriers remain. Five specialty pharmaceutical trends to watch October 05, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate Approvals 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. Invokamet extended-release approved for diabetes September 26, 2016 By Christine Blank FDA recently approved an expanded use for Invokamet (Janssen): Invokamet XR, an extended-release combination drug to treat type 2 diabetes. The original Invokamet was approved by FDA in 2014. Game-changing depression drug on horizon August 25, 2016 By Christine Blank FDA recently granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for esketamine (Janssen Research & Development), an investigational medication to treat major depressive disorder with imminent risk for suicide. Biosimilar drugs appear comparable to brand-name counterparts August 08, 2016 By Tracey Walker Systematic review provides comprehensive first look at TNF-alpha biosimilar treatments. FDA approves drug for pregnant women with HIV July 22, 2016 By Christine Blank FDA recently approved an expansion to the prescribing information for darunavir (Prezista, Janssen Therapeutics), to treat pregnant women with HIV. FDA warns about popular diabetes drugs May 25, 2016 By Christine Blank In alarming news for diabetic patients taking canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) medications, FDA is warning that interim safety results from an ongoing clinical trial found an increase in foot and leg amputations with the drugs.