Drug Interactions Examined in Elderly Taking DAAs for HCV

By August 31, 2016

Drug-drug interactions are more likely to occur in elderly patients receiving direct antiviral agents (DAAs) for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, however these interactions and their associated adverse events can be avoided with careful assessment of concomitant medication. Those are the findings of a new study published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Enbrel

August 31, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Erelzi (etanercept-szzs; Sandoz) injection, a biosimilar to Enbrel (etanercept; Amgen).

Glucocorticoid Inj Permanently Discontinued

By August 31, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing about the permanent discontinuation of Aristospan (triamcinolone hexacetonide injectable suspension; Sandoz).

Promise for Drug-Eluting Contact Lenses to Treat Glaucoma

August 31, 2016

Latanoprost-eluting contact lenses are effective at lowering intraocular pressure in a glaucoma model, according to an experimental study published online August 29 in Ophthalmology.

Improving Survival Rates in NSTEMI Attributed to Invasive Interventions

August 31, 2016

Survivors of myocardial infarction live longer now than they did before, mainly due to procedures such as coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, and coronary artery bypass graft surgery, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes Unknown with CPAP Use

August 31, 2016

While treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces sleep apnea symptoms, it does not lower users' long-term odds for cardiovascular events, according to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

DEA: Kratom to Be Scheduled as Controlled Substance

By August 30, 2016

Kratom has been on the DEA's list of drugs and chemicals of concern for many years.

FDA: Natural Herb Coffee Found to Contain Undeclared Drug

By August 30, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to buy or use Kopi Jantan Traditional Natural Herbs Coffee.

Methotrexate Monotherapy, Combo Therapy Compared for RA

By August 30, 2016

Researchers from the University of Calgary found moderate to high quality evidence that triple therapy with methotrexate + sulfasalazine + hydroxycholoroquine or combining methotrexate + most biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARDs) or tofacitinib demonstrated similar efficacy in controlling disease activity in methotrexate-naive patients or after an inadequate response to methotrexate.

Fostamatinib Demonstrates Efficacy for Chronic, Persistent ITP

By August 30, 2016

Rigel Pharmaceuticals announced positive data from the Phase 3 study of fostamatinib for the treatment of chronic or persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adults.

Sacubitril-Valsartan Cost-Effectiveness Assessed in Heart Failure

By August 30, 2016

A cost-effective analysis of sacubitril-valsartan treatment in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II- to IV heart-failure found the treatment can provide a reasonable value in reducing mortality and morbidity.

Reducing Pre-Op Stress in Kids: iPad vs. Midazolam

By August 30, 2016

Electronic tablets such as iPads demonstrated similar efficacy as a sedative commonly administered to children before general anesthesia, a new study has found.

Potential ALS Treatment Under FDA Review

By August 30, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for edaravone (MCI-186; Mitsubishi Tanabe) for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Antipsychotic Use in Alzheimer's Patients May Up Pneumonia Risk

By August 30, 2016

New research published in Chest indicates that use of antipsychotic medications may be associated with a higher risk of pneumonia in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Skin Substitute Granted Orphan Drug Status for Burn Patients

By August 30, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to Regenicin's cultured skin substitute, NovaDerm, for the treatment of burns requiring skin grafting.

Depression in the US: Are the Right Patients Getting Treatment?

By August 30, 2016

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that most Americans with depression do not receive treatment whereas most who do receive treatment do not screen positive for depression.

Factor Xa Inhibitor Bleeding Halts with Andexanet Bolus Infusion

August 30, 2016

For acute major bleeding within 18 hours after factor Xa inhibitor administration, a bolus and infusion of andexanet alfa (andexanet) reduces factor Xa activity, according to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide with the annual European Society of Cardiology Congress.

CABG vs. PCI in Patients with Type 2 Diabates and Coronary Artery Disease

August 30, 2016

For patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) plus optimal medical therapy (OMT) is superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) plus OMT

AAP: Pediatricians Report Increased Parental Vaccine Refusal

August 30, 2016

However, reasons for refusing have changed in recent years

Outcomes of ICD Assessed in Systolic Heart Failure Patients

August 30, 2016

For patients with symptomatic systolic heart failure not caused by coronary artery disease, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) does not reduce the risk of all-cause mortality, according to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

High-Intensity Ultrasound Demonstrates Efficacy in Fat Reduction Study

August 30, 2016

A novel high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment with a cooling system is safe and efficient for destroying adipocytes, according to a study published online August 23 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Antibiotic/Steroid Combo Ear Drop Now Available

August 29, 2016

Laboratorios SALVAT S.A. and Arbor announced the launch of Otovel (ciprofloxacin and fluocinolone) otic solution, the first antibiotic and steroid combination ear drop.

Xiidra Now Available to Treat Dry Eye Disease

August 29, 2016

Shire has announced the launch of Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5%, the first prescription treatment for both the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.

Study Highlights Added Benefit of Alirocumab in HeFH Patients Requiring Apheresis

By August 29, 2016

Regeneron and Sanofi announced positive data from ODYSSEY ESCAPE, a Phase 3 study which evaluated Praluent (alirocumab) in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) requiring regular apheresis therapy.

Drug Therapies Compared for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

By August 29, 2016

Amgen announced top-line data from a primary analysis conducted in a Phase 3 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Prolia (denosumab) vs. risedronate in patients receiving glucocorticoid treatment.

New Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine Available for 2016-17 Season

By August 29, 2016

Seqirus announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Afluria Quadrivalent (influenza vaccine) for use in adults aged ≥18 years.

Chronic Pain and Sleep Quality: Do Opioids Exacerbate Nighttime Disturbance?

August 29, 2016

Patients on high-dose opioids have abnormal brain activity, which may affect sleep quality

Beneficial Therapy Underutilized in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

August 29, 2016

Rate of intranasal steroid spray utilization 20.1 per 100 patients; geographic variation in rate

Evolocumab Efficacy Evaluated Across Multiple Patient Populations

By August 29, 2016

Amgen announced study data at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2016 demonstrating Repatha (evolocumab) consistently lowered low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients across cardiovascular (CV) risk subgroups or with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

Severe Acneiform Eruptions Linked to Melanoma Treatment

August 29, 2016

Case report describes acneiform eruptions after tx of metastatic melanoma lesions with vemurafenib

Gene Variant ID'd as Predictor of Asthma Risk in Children

August 29, 2016

A common genetic variation significantly increases the odds of asthma in children who've had a severe respiratory illness at a young age, according to research published online in PLOS ONE.

Observational Study Highlights Doctor's Differing Views on E-Cigarettes

August 29, 2016

Doctors disagree on the best way to answer patient questions about electronic cigarettes, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

CDC: New Insights Into Zika Sexual Transmission and Ties to Guillain Barré

August 29, 2016

U.S. health officials report that the Zika virus can be spread sexually even when a partner shows no signs of infection. The research was published in the early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Myopathy: Another Side Effect of PPIs?

By August 26, 2016

Limited research published in Annals of Pharmacotherapy suggests that use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) is associated with myopathy-like symptoms without long-term effects after discontinuation.

Fexapotide vs. Conventional BPH Treatments Evaluated in Crossover Study

By August 26, 2016

Nymox announced positive data from the Phase 3 study of fexapotide for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and localized prostate cancer.

Orphan Drug Status Granted to Ublituximab for Two Neuromyelitis Disorders

By August 26, 2016

The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to TG-1101 (ublituximab; TG Therapeutics) for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).

FDA: All Blood Donations Should be Tested for Zika Virus

By August 26, 2016

All donations of whole blood and blood components collected in the U.S. and U.S. territories should be tested for Zika virus effective immediately, as per revised guidance issued today from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

IV-to-Oral Solithromycin vs. Moxifloxacin in Head-to-Head CABP Study

By August 26, 2016

Cempra announced published results from the Phase 3 study of solithromycin, evaluating an intravenous-to-oral switch for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

CDC: Synthetic Opioid Deaths on the Rise, Urgent Public Health Response Needed

By August 26, 2016

During 2013-2014, the nubmer of fentanyl submissions increased by 426% and the number of synthetic opioid deaths increased by 79%, according to a report in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Melatonin Receptor Agonists Evaluated for Prevention of Delirium

By August 26, 2016

Study authors were not able to recommend routine use of melatonin receptor agonists for the prevention of delirium, according to results of a literature review published in Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores in Psoriasis Patients Similar to T2DM Patients

August 26, 2016

Increased coronary artery calcium, indicative of asymptomatic coronary atherosclerosis, is apparent in patients with psoriasis, and similar to that seen in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in JAMA Dermatology.

For HIV-Infected Patients, Depression May Up Risk of MI

August 26, 2016

For HIV-infected adults, major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study published online August 24 in JAMA Cardiology.

Cancer Surpassess Heart Disease as Leading Cause of Death in 22 States

August 26, 2016

Cancer is also now the leading cause of death for a number of minority groups

Intussusception Rates Examined After Rotavirus Vaccine in Infants

August 26, 2016

Children aged 8 to 11 weeks have an increased rate of intussusception hospitalization after introduction of rotavirus vaccine, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.

Diminished LV Function Tied to Insulin Resistance, Early Diabetes

August 26, 2016

Early exposure to diabetes mellitus (DM) or higher insulin resistance (IR) has an adverse effect on left ventricular (LV) remodeling and function, according to research published online in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

Ultrasonography Assessed as Drug Guiding Modification for Arthritis

August 26, 2016

Ultrasonography can be useful for guiding modification of anti-rheumatic drugs and steroids for patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA), according to a study published online in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Treatment Adherence Evaluated in Patients with Schizoaffective Disorder

By August 25, 2016

A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology found that overall use of long-acting injectable antipsychotics for the treatment of schizoaffective disorder was low, and adherence to antipsychotics was suboptimal among these patients in the real-world setting.

Clinicians' Attitudes Towards E-Cigarette Use for Smoking Cessation

By August 25, 2016

A recent survey found that a substantial number of clinicians believe e-cigarettes can help patients reduce or stop smoking, with 37.9% stating they having recommended e-cigarettes to patients who smoke.

CDC: Updated Influenza Vaccine Recommendations Released

By August 25, 2016

Here are the changes for the 2016-2017 flu season.

Some Good News for Cheese Lovers

By August 25, 2016

A new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that regular-fat cheese consumption, compared to reduced-fat cheese or an isocaloric amount of carbohydrate-rich foods, did not change LDL cholesterol levels and metabolic syndrome risk factors.

Efficacy of Platelet Inhibitors Compared in Diabetes Patients with CAD

By August 25, 2016

In patients with diabetes mellitus with coronary artery disease, ticagrelor provided similar or greater inhibition of ADP-induced platelet reactivity vs. prasugrel in the acute and chronic phases of treatment, an article in Circulation reported.

Synacthen Depot Fast-Tracked for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

By August 25, 2016

Mallinckrodt announced that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to the Investigational New Drug (IND) application of Synacthen Depot (tetracosactide) for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Biomarkers in Blood Samples May Be Indicative of Stroke Risk

August 25, 2016

In the future, a simple blood test might gauge a patient's odds of incident ischemic stroke (IIS), according to a study published online August 24 in Neurology.

Dietary Supplement May Promote Hair Growth in Men

August 25, 2016

A marine complex supplement is beneficial for men with thinning hair, according to a study published online August 9 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Bacteriuria ID'd as Possible Trigger of Higher Edema Incidence

August 25, 2016

For patients with hereditary angioedema due to C1-inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE), those with bacteriuria have a higher number of edematous attacks, according to a study published online in Allergy.

Vonoprazan- vs. PPI-Based Triple Therapy for H. pylori Evaluated

August 25, 2016

Vonoprazan-based triple therapy safe and effective compared with conventional PPI-based triple tx

What Impact Does Med Adherence Have on Long-Term CVD Outcomes?

August 25, 2016

Significantly lower rate of MACE for fully adherent patients versus partially adherent, nonadherent

Mylan Announces Steps to Expand EpiPen Access

By August 25, 2016

Mylan announced it is taking steps to expand patient access to EpiPen (epinephrine injection) and EpiPen Jr. Auto-Injectors by enhancing existing programs to assist patients who face higher costs.

Does the Analgesic Capability of Cannabis Differ Between Sexes?

August 25, 2016

Men seem to exhibit greater cannabis-induced analgesia relative to women, according to a study published online in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Childhood TBI Linked to Multiple Adverse Effects in Later Life

August 25, 2016

Children and adolescents who suffer even mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to have serious issues later on, including psychiatric disorders and premature death, according to a study published online in PLOS Medicine.

Outcomes of Daratumumab Tx Examined in Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

August 25, 2016

Daratumumab with bortezomib and dexamethasone is associated with longer progression-free survival in patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma, according to a study published in the August 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Recall: Seizure Drug Packaging May Contain Wrong Strength

By August 24, 2016

Impax Labs issued a voluntary recall of a single lot of Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT) due to an error in packaging.

Injectable Penicillin Products Currently in Shortage

August 24, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that two dosage strengths of Pfizer's Pencillin G Procaine are currently in shortage.

Diabetes Drug May Help Reduce Weight Gain Associated with Atypical Antipsychotics

By August 24, 2016

For children and adolescents receiving antipsychotic medications for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), concomitant metformin may be able to reduce weight gain associated with these agents.

Use of Drugs Linked with Fracture Risk Evaluated Post-Fracture

By August 24, 2016

Exposure to prescription drugs associated with fracture risk was not consistently reduced after a fragility fracture occurrence, researchers reported in a JAMA Internal Medicine article.

Bottle Design Could Impact Dosing for Glaucoma Patients

By August 24, 2016

A statistically significant variability in the force needed to squeeze a drop from common glaucoma medications was observed in a study published in the Journal of Glaucoma.

New Warning, Administration Info Added to Labeling for OIC Drug Movantik

By August 24, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Movantik (naloxegol; AstraZeneca) tablets.

CDC Advises Clinicians on Early Recognition of Sepsis

August 24, 2016

Many cases could be recognized and treated long before they cause severe illness or death.

Vitiligo in Nivolumab-Treated Melanoma Associated with Positive Outcomes

August 24, 2016

For patients with advanced melanoma, vitiligo occurrence is associated with favorable clinical outcome during nivolumab treatment, according to a study published online August 11 in the Journal of Dermatology.

For PCI Patients, Study Independently Links A-Fib to Adverse Outcomes

August 24, 2016

For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with in-hospital adverse outcomes, according to a study published in the August 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

ACOG Issues Practice Bulletin Regarding Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy

August 24, 2016

Thrombocytopenia is common; some causes could have potential for maternal, fetal morbidity

Defects ID'd in Normal Head Sized Newborns with Confirmed or Suspected Zika

August 24, 2016

Imaging is revealing a wide variety of brain defects, eye defects, hearing issues, and stunted growth in newborns whose mothers were infected with the Zika virus, according to the special report published online August 23 in Radiology.

CDC: Only Half of Mothers Breastfeed for Recommended Duration

August 24, 2016

Even though most new mothers in the United States begin breastfeeding their infants at birth, many stop sooner than recommended, according to the 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Donor vs. Autologous Fecal Microbiota Transplant Assessed for C. difficile Infection

August 24, 2016

For patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), donor fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is safe and more efficacious than autologous FMT, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Gripe Water with Probiotic Now Available for Infants

By August 23, 2016

Wellements announced the launch of Wellements Probiotic Gripe Water, the first gripe water to contain probiotics, to help ease a newborn's stomach discomfort often associated with gas, colic, fussiness, and hiccups.

Additional Recall of Hemophilia A Drugs Announced

By August 23, 2016

Bayer announced a voluntary recall of additional lots of Kogenate FS (antihemophilic factor VIII [recombinant]) as a follow-up to the safety communication issued on July 21, 2016.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy Compared to Intra-Articular Injection in Knee Osteoarthritis

August 23, 2016

Radiofrequency neurotomy of genicular nerves safe and efficient in knee osteoarthritis pain

AHA: No More Than 6 Tsp of Added Sugars/Day for Kids

August 23, 2016

New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

Early Life Antibiotic Use May Contribute to T1DM

By August 23, 2016

Repeated treatments with antibiotics have been linked to the development of type 1 diabetes in mice, according to a study published online in Nature Microbiology.

Transplanted Stem Cells Show Promise in Reversing Brain Damage

August 23, 2016

An experimental treatment combining transplanted neural stem cells with the protein 3K3A-APC shows it may be possible to reverse brain damage after a stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in Nature Medicine.

Metformin Use May Up Risk of Acute Dialysis in T2DM

August 23, 2016

Metformin-associated one-year risk of acute dialysis increased by 50.3 per 100,000 individuals

Disease-Guided Approach to Statin Allocation Easy to Implement into Routine Practice

August 23, 2016

Improvement in specificity for coronary heart disease events with CAC-, cPB-guided reclassification

Vaginal Progesterone vs. 17-OHPC for Prevention of Spontaneous Preterm Birth

By August 23, 2016

Daily vaginal progesterone initiated at 16 weeks was a reasonable alternative to weekly 17-alpha-hydroxy-progesterone caproate (17-OHPC) for the prevention of spontaneous preterm birth in women with singleton gestations and prior spontaneous preterm birth, a systematic review in Obstetrics & Gynecology reported.

A Shift From Weight to Health Talk May Help Curb Obesity, Eating Disorders in Teens

August 23, 2016

When teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than focus on the number on the scale, according to new guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and published online in Pediatrics.

National Sample Gauges Parent Support for School HPV Requirements

August 23, 2016

Opt-out provisions increase parental support for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine school-entry requirements, according to a study published online in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

CDC Updates Guidelines for HCPs Caring for Infants Born to Mothers with Possible Zika Infection

August 23, 2016

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated interim clinical guidance for health care providers caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika infection during pregnancy.

New Medical Devices FDA-Cleared for Cognition Assessment Post-Concussion

By August 22, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and ImPACT Pediatric medical devices to assess a patient's cognitive function immediately after a suspected brain injury or concussion.

FDA to Review Additional Data for iGlarLixi, Approval Process Extended

By August 22, 2016

Zealand Pharma announced that Sanofi has submitted to the FDA updated data for iGlarLixi (insulin glargine and lixisenatide) as part of its New Drug Application (NDA) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.

Anti-Nausea Drug Evaluated in Acute Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome

By August 22, 2016

A retrospective study found that the nausea and vomiting preventative treatment, ondansetron, was more effective than traditional therapy in inducing remission of vomiting in patients with acute food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES).

FDA Fast Tracks Investigational Alzheimer's Drug

By August 22, 2016

The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to the investigational drug AZD3293 (Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Does Higher BMI Affect Hormonal Contraceptive Efficacy?

By August 22, 2016

A review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews generally found no association between higher body mass index (BMI) or weight and hormonal contraceptive efficacy.

Testosterone Solution Safety Tested in 6-Month Trial of Androgen Men

August 22, 2016

Once-daily 2% testosterone solution (T-sol) is safe and effective for sex drive and energy in hypogonadal men, according to a study published online in The Journal of Urology.

Study Suggests Mothers be Screened for Postpartum Depression During Infant Hospitalization

August 22, 2016

Postpartum depression screening conducted during infant hospitalization can identify depression among previously unscreened women, according to a study published online in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Radical Prostatectomy Patients Have Little Decision Regret Post-Surgery

August 22, 2016

For patients with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy (RP) and post-prostatectomy image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT), decision regret (DR) is uncommon and occurs more often after RP, according to research published online in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology.

Albuminuria Tied to Increased SBP During Night in Hypertension

August 22, 2016

For patients with hypertension, albuminuria is associated with higher nighttime systolic blood pressure (SBP), according to a study published online in Diabetes Care.

'Unhealthy Diet' During Pregnancy May Up ADHD Risk in Offspring

August 22, 2016

Higher IGF2 methylation associated with increased ADHD symptoms

Inhaled Antifungal Granted Orphan Drug Status for Cystic Fibrosis

By August 22, 2016

The Food & Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug designation to PUR1900 (Pulmatrix) for the treatment of pulmonary fungal infections in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Possible Contamination in Eyewash Solution Prompts 9,000+ Bottle Recall

By August 22, 2016

Honeywell announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Eyesaline Eyewash solution as a precautionary measure due to a low risk of product contamination with Klebsiella pneumoniae

FDA Grants Tentative Approval for Trokendi XR in Migraine Prophylaxis

By August 22, 2016

Supernus announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted tentative approval to the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) proposing a label expansion for Trokendi XR to include prophylaxis of migraine headache in adults.

Troxyca ER Approved for Severe Pain Management

By August 22, 2016

The capsules contain properties that are expected to reduce abuse when crushed.