Safety Alerts and Recalls
Certain blister packages of Sandimmune (cyclosporine capsules) and Neoral (cyclosporine capsules) may not meet child-resistant packaging requirements, according to manufacturer Novartis. The Company announced that it is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to address the packaging issue. In a press statement, Novartis stressed that there are no quality or efficacy issues with the…
Drugs in the Pipeline
Treatment with masitinib, a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor, significantly reduces the rate of severe asthma exacerbations in patients with severe asthma uncontrolled by oral corticosteroids, according to data from a phase 3 study.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has issued a statement regarding the use of corticosteroids for patients with allergies and asthma.
Rituximab was found to be superior to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in adult patients with severe pemphigus vulgaris, according to new phase 3 trial data.
This article is part of MPR’s coverage of the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2019 Meeting, taking place in San Francisco, CA. Our staff will report on medical research related to eye disorders, conducted by experts in the field. Check back regularly for more news from AAO 2019. SAN FRANCISCO – For patients with progressive Acanthamoeba…
Drugs in the Pipeline
Adding baricitinib to topical corticosteroids significantly improved disease severity in adult patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, according to top-line results from BREEZE-AD7 study. The phase 3 study included 300 patients who had been diagnosed with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis for at least 12 months and had an inadequate response to topical medications.…
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dupixent (dupilumab; Sanofi and Regeneron) as an add-on maintenance treatment in adult patients with inadequately controlled chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP). The approval was based on data from two phase 3 randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials (SINUS-24 and SINUS-52) that evaluated the safety and efficacy…