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On February 3, 2015 the FDA approved Olopatadine Hydrochloride, ophthalmic solution 0.7%, for the treatment of ocular itching due to allergic conjunctivitis. Known as the brand name Pazeo, which is marketed by Alcon, the approved dose is one drop in each affected eye daily. Positive data from two trials coined Conjunctival Allergen Challenge demonstrated that[…]

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On January 5, 2015 Jubilant Life Sciences received an FDA nod for their Rizatriptan generic formulation, paving the way for more generic forms of Merck’s blockbuster migraine medication Maxalt. The strengths approved for generic production are both 5 milligrams and 10 milligrams, which makes up an estimated 70 million dollar market. Rizatriptan is an efficacious[…]

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As the leading cause of blindness in the United States Diabetic Macular Edema {DME} is a serious concern for the growing aging population, affecting roughly one million Americans. The recent announcement from pSivida Corp. regarding the marketing authorization in the EU of their DME treatment Fluocinolone is hopeful for U.S. supporters of this formidable drug.[…]

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Approximately four million Americans undergo cataract surgery every year, so the recent FDA approval of Ketorolac and Phenylephrine on June 2, 2014 is timely and beneficial for many patients in the United States. Known as the brand name Omidria, the combination of Ketorolac and Phenylephrine to create an efficacious pupil-dilating agent has been deemed successful[…]

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The EU approved the formidable drug Tocilizumab, also known as the brand name RoACTEMRA, which is marketed by Roche Pharmaceuticals, at the end of April 2014. As the only FDA approved medication for treating systemic JIA and polyarticular JIA in children, Tocilizumab is well regarded in the United States. Tocilizumab is approved by both the[…]

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The recent approval of two low dosage strengths of Indomethacin have been a boon for Iroko Pharmaceuticals. The FDA approved their twenty and forty milligram doses of the popular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug under the brand name Tivorbex. As easy to swallow capsules, the approval of the lower dose Indomethacin will likely lead to fewer adverse[…]

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Diclofenac Potassium CAS# 15307-81-0, also known as the brand name Zipsor, netted an astounding three million dollars in sales for the first quarter of 2013. Depomed Incorporated, who markets the NSAID, recently reported their better than expected financials regarding this efficacious treatment for arthritis and pain. The patent for Zipsor expires on July 15, 2019,[…]

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On November 22, 2013 Health Canada approved the novel once daily pill Teriflunomide for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Approved by the FDA in September of 2012, this efficacious drug is targeted for treating patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis, or RRMS. The ease of use for this 14 milligram pill, taken only once a[…]

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What if patients with acute pain could utilize a nasal spray to ease their discomfort? That is exactly what can be done when patients are given Ketorolac Tromethamine CAS# 74103-06-3. Known as the brand name Sprix, this intranasal solution for acute pain is not only novel, it is also proving to be efficacious. Some distinct[…]

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Baricitinib has been the source of encouraging news for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis this week. On June 13, 2013 both Lilly and Incyte revealed at The European League Against Rheumatism, or EULAR, that the new drug Baricitinib is an efficacious treatment option for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. As a Janus kinase, or JAK inhibitor, Baricitinib[…]

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