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In late 2014 the FDA approved Dorzolamide Hydrochloride, to be used in conjunction with Timolol Maleate for the treatment of increased intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma. Known as the brand name eye drop Cosopt Opthamolic Solution, which is marketed by Lannett Company Inc., this solution has proven to be both[…]

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The close of 2014 brought exciting news for Novo Nordisk’s innovative weight loss drug Saxenda. The Liraglutide FDA approval is the first of its kind as it’s the only available injectable treatment for obesity. The FDA overwhelmingly gave a nod to this easy to use form of Liraglutide as a safe and effectual option for[…]

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An ongoing rise in imaging procedures, such as CT scans, PET scans, ultrasounds and MRIs has created a consistent demand for effectual contrast media injectors. Iopamidol has recently captured the attention of pharmaceutical research and development teams with an unprecedented FDA nod. At the close of November 2014 the FDA approved Iopamidol as a first[…]

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Alemtuzumab, also known as the brand name MS drug Lemtrada, has recently gained a long awaited FDA approval. Genzyme spent over a decade developing this long-acting agent designed to effectively treat patients with relapsing Multiple Sclerosis. The unique method of dispensing Alemtuzumab is a significant plus for patients who do not tolerate current medication regimens[…]

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British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca has been approved by the FDA for its once-a-day Xigduo XR extended-release tablet to treat adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the United States. AstraZeneca’s once-daily tablet is indicated as an adjunct therapy to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control. Xigduo XR is already approved in Australia, and Xigduo is[…]

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Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ANAC, announced on Jul 08, 2014 that the FDA has approved the New Drug Application for Tavaborole, which is marketed as KERYDIN™ topical solution, 5%. Tavaborole was designed to be convenient for patients to use and it’s the first oxaborole antifungal approved for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails. Onychomycosis[…]

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Gilead Sciences has been granted marketing authorization by the European Commission for its Idelalisib 150mg tablets (to be marketed as Zydelig) to treat the two incurable blood cancers Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Follicular Lymphoma (FL). This formidable first-in-class oral inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) delta, plays a key role in the activation, proliferation and[…]

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On September 10, 2014, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) for anti-obesity treatments in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. Contrave is distributed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois for Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. of La Jolla, California. The FDA approved the[…]

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GlaxoSmithKline has announced that the FDA has approved fluticasone furoate inhalation powder, as a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medicine for maintenance treatment of asthma as preventative therapy in patients 12 and up. This therapy is only intended to prevent an asthma attack, not to treat it once it happens. For treating an asthma attack, one[…]

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Gilead has announced the July 23, 2014 Idelalisib FDA approved news. The Idelalisib (or the brand name Zydelig) approval was long awaited, to combat three forms of blood cancer. The FDA extended a nod to this powerful drug, which is estimated to earn roughly 1.2 billion dollars by the year 2020. Approved to treat three type[…]

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