List of therapeutic drug classes that are associated with significant weight gain and changes in fat distribution (lipodystrophy) and metabolism.
The FDA has approved the use of Dupixent (dupilumab; Sanofi and Regeneron) to treat moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adolescent patients 12–17 years old.
Regeneron and Sanofi announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for Priority Review the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Dupixent (dupilumab) as an add-on maintenance treatment for adults with inadequately controlled severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). The sBLA included data from two phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (SINUS-24…
The study authors aimed to assess AE risk and complications of OCS use in patients with asthma since most studies only report them in non-asthmatic patients.
Patients with both asthma and allergies had a significant increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed for controller medications.
A white 24-year-old female presents with erythematous, papulopustular patches of skin in a muzzle-like distribution surrounding the mouth, chin, and glabellar region. Her history includes a variety of topical antibiotics that were previously successful with complete resolution; however, at present the lesions are persisting despite the treatment.
Drugs in the Pipeline
Dupixent is also being assessed in other allergic/inflammatory conditions, including pediatric atopic dermatitis, pediatric asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, eosinophilic esophagitis, grass allergy, and peanut allergy.
In the asthma clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions were injection site reactions, oropharyngeal pain, and eosinophilia.
Disrupting regular combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy refills increased hospitalizations and exacerbations.
Drugs in the Pipeline
The designation was based on data from the Phase 2b PATHWAY trial that evaluated 3 doses of tezepelumab as add-on therapy in patients with a history of asthma exacerbations and uncontrolled asthma receiving inhaled corticosteroids/long-acting β-agonist with or without oral corticosteroids and additional asthma controllers vs placebo.