The prescribing information for Lokelma® (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate; AstraZeneca) has been updated to include a dosing regimen to treat hyperkalemia in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on chronic hemodialysis.
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The decision to stop the trial was made based on positive efficacy data following a recommendation from the study’s independent DMC.
The use of electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) to treat self-injurious or aggressive behavior has been banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The FDA has approved updated labeling for Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir), Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) and Vosevi (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir) to include updated information regarding treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who have severe renal impairment including those with end stage renal disease who are on dialysis.
The FDA has approved a new indication for Invokana (canagliflozin; Janssen) to reduce the risk of end-stage renal disease, doubling of serum creatinine, cardiovascular (CV) death, and hospitalization for heart failure (HF) in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and diabetic nephropathy with albuminuria >300mg/day.
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The ORAL Shift study enrolled 694 RA patients who were inadequate responders to methotrexate alone.
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for Priority Review the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Invokana (canagliflozin; Janssen) to reduce the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and renal or cardiovascular (CV) death in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
A recently published report describes the case of a 62-year-old patient who experienced rare but serious central nervous system (CNS) side effects following the initiation of gabapentin therapy.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zulresso (brexanolone; Sage Therapeutics) injection for the treatment of postpartum depression in adult women, the first drug to be approved for this indication. Zulresso, an analogue of the endogenous human hormone allopregnanolone, is intended for continuous intravenous (IV) infusion over 2.5 days following a titration schedule. It…
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a labeling update for Vemlidy (tenofovir alafenamide; Gilead Sciences) to include dosage information regarding its use in adults with end-stage renal disease (ESRD; CrCl <15mL/min) who are receiving chronic hemodialysis.