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Reassuring findings were presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting at the beginning of December 2014 regarding the use of the immunomodulatory drug Lenalidomide. Concerns for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) being administered this potent anti-cancer drug were quelled, when a comprehensive study revealed that this lifesaving treatment did not lead to a[…]

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The culmination of the month of January 2014 brought good news for Medac Pharma regarding their innovative Methotrexate autopen. This easy to use, novel, self-injectable device was accepted as a New Drug Application (NDA) by the FDA. As a subcutaneous injectable form of Methotrexate, the autopen is a ready to use device geared for patients[…]

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Dimethyl Fumarate was approved by the EU at the beginning of February 2014 as a first line treatment for multiple sclerosis. Known as the brand name TECFIDERA, which is marketed by Biogen Inc., this efficacious and novel treatment is specified for patients with the most common form of multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, or RRMS.[…]

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At the end of January 2014 the powerful drug Eculizumab received orphan drug status from the FDA as a preventative treatment of delayed graft function (DGF) for renal transplant patients. Eculizumab is already approved to treat paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or PNH is a rare form of anemia[…]

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Thalidomide, known as the brand name Thalomid, is a known therapy for patients who are newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Patients who have been recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma are often given a combination treatment of Thalidomide and dexamethasone. Recently, research has shown that there are new possible uses for Thalidomide to treat a variety of[…]

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The recent approval by the FDA for the Methotrexate injection was encouraging news for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The FDA gave a nod to approve Methotrexate as the brand name OTREXUP, which is marketed by Antares Pharma on October 16, 2013. This subcutaneous injectable treatment is quite novel, as it is the very first and[…]

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Novartis gains FDA approval for Afinitor in advanced breast cancer marking a significant milestone for women battling this disease. Everolimus CAS# 159351-69-6, is the active ingredient for Afinitor®. Click for more information on, and availability of Everolimus. Also, click for more articles on breast cancer and the HER2 receptor. The approval was based on a[…]

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