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Each week the MPR team brings you the top stories from the world of medicine and pharma in a matter of minutes. With 35 years of publishing drug information behind us, you can rely on MPR to provide accurate and up-to-date news.
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Asthma treatment gains approval for severe cases in pediatrics; Dovato gains expanded indication; Decision taken to remove ALS drug from market; Complete Response Letter issued for apomorphine device; At-home Mpox test kit made available.
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First prescription smartphone app approved for major depressive disorder; Novel blood test to detect TBI; Zevtera approved for bloodstream infections; Mpox vaccine is now commercially available; Algorithm cleared for LVEF dectection.
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Preexposure prophylaxis approved for COVID-19; Nexletol and Nexlizet gain expanded approval; Novel Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment; First blood test to screen for malaria in donors; Warning letter for OTC topical analgesic products.
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Nasal spray approved for chronic rhinosinusitis; Endothelin receptor antagonist gains approval to lower blood pressure in hypertension; One-time stem cell treatment approved for metachromatic leukodystrophy; NASH treatment gains accelerated approval; New automated insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes.…
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Weight loss treatment has approval expanded; Paxlovid with Emergency Use Authorized label must be disposed of; psychedelic gets Breakthrough therapy designation; Advisory Committee announce meeting to discuss Alzheimer treatment; ALS treatment trial results
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Over-the-counter birth control pill to be available in the coming weeks; first over-the-counter continuous glucose monitor to be available starting this summer; the 2024-2025 US influenza season vaccine will be trivalent; LSD granted Breakthrough Therapy for treatment of generalized anxiety disorder; interchangeable biosimilars to Prolia and Xgeva …
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FDA withdraw multiple myeloma treatment after a confirmatory trial showed an increased risk of death; latest efficacy results for lower respiratory tract disease vaccine; CDC Chikungunya virus vaccine recommendations; Complete Response Letter issued to investigative schizophrenia treatment; new treatment for complicated UTIs including pyelonephriti…
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First treatment approved to reduce allergic reactions in those with multiple food allergies; T-cell therapy given accelerated approval to treat unresectable or metastatic melanoma; Vit D supplement recalled due to superpotency; cannabidiol may help resolve the symptoms of pericarditis; FDA warn against certain wearables that claim to measure blood …
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FDA approves first treatment for severe frostbite; Eohilia gains approval to treat eosinophilic esophagitis; MDMA accepted for Priority Review for PTSD; novel subcutaneous to be reviewed for prurigo nodularis, atopic dermatitis; OTC pulse oximeter device is cleared.
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Combination intravenous formulation of acetaminophen and ibuprofen approved; recommendations from the ADA for dealing with acute dental pain; RSV vaccine under review for younger adult age group; Gilead call halt on investigational leukemia treatment hagrolimab; athlete foot spray recalled.
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Biogen discontinue Alzheimer treatment; The American Academy of Dermatology issue new acne vulgaris management guidelines; Update for ongoing availability of Paxlovid; Narcolepsy/ADHD treatment recalled for containing wrong drug; FDA warn against copycat eye drop products
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T-cell malignancies prompt label changes for certain T-cell immunotherapies; Novel opioid provides in-built protection against overdose; Hypocalcemia risk with Prolia; At-Home semen insemination kit cleared; New asthma rescued medicine approved
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Gene therapy approved for beta thalassemia; treatment for preventing of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy relapse; device to aid dermatologist referrals; vertebral strength device for low-bone mass; Narcan shelf-life extension
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Researchers examine link between diabetes, obesity treatments and suicidal ideation; topical treatment for molluscum contagiosum; IV bags recalled following discovery that they may contain twice as much of the labeled drug; update on the penicillin shortage; newly cleared test measures HbA1c from menstrual blood.…
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An expert panel rank the 30 best diets for 2024; Counterfeit Ozempic on the rise; Myasthenia gravis drug approved; Herpes tests may produce false positives; Safety concerns over IV promethazine hydrochloride.
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Topical gel approved to treat partial thickness wounds in epidermolysis bullosa; Priority Review given to 21-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; sensory and motor stimuli video game for ADHD gains expanded age approval; on-demand HIV prevention for women; multiple food allergy drug
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The ADA release their new guidance for the management of diabetes 2024; a new blood collection device obtains lab-quality samples using a the finger; novel treatment for postpartum depression becomes available; a study for a male birth control pill begins; and a Public Benefit Corporation seeks approval for an MDMA-assisted therapy.…
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Novel weight loss treatment now available in pharmacies; Novo Nordisk warns about the risks of compounded semaglutide; treatment approved for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria; over-the-counter insemination kit cleared by the FDA.
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Safety alert issued for serious reactions to certain seizure drugs; Drug approved to treat a rare form of tumor; T-cell malignancies reported with cell immunotherapies; organ transplant rejection treatment recalled; CPAP machine associated with reports of burns and fires.
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First chikungunya vaccine approved; FDA send warning letter to Amazon about ophthalmic products; at-home STD test cleared; Bayer withdraw lymphoma drug; and a combo treatment to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections is approved.
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New weight management approved; Novo Nordisk discontinue Levemir; adjunctive system for hypertension patients; frontotemporal dementia treatment given Fast Track designation; and the FDA advise against use of glucose supplement.
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FDA urge immediate discontinuation for eye drop products; safety alert issued for the pediatric Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; novel heartburn medicine approved; Stelara biosimilar approved; and an antibody to prevent fentanyl overdose gets fast tracked.
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New pentavalent meningococcal vaccine approved; Gohibic’s shelf-life extended by 6 months; maintenance treatment approved for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis or Crohn disease; self-administered option for FluMist Quadrivalent accepted for review; intravenous combo formulation of acetaminophen and ibuprofen approved for …
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FDA approves a novel treatment for major depressive disorder; vote taken on stem cell therapy for ALS; preservation-free Iyuzeh now available; CDC recommends RSV vaccine for during pregnancy; investigational treatment shows promise in familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
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Bacterial pneumonia treatment now available; FDA deny proposed anaphylaxis treatment; Results on flu vaccine efficacy; More flexible dosing for Talicia; Change in the therapeutic equivalence for organ rejection drug generic.
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The FDA and CDC greenlight updated COVID-19; prescription drug for dry eye disease now available; head-to-head study comparing Skyrizi to Stelara for Crohn disease; the REMS program has been updated for IBS treatment Lotronex; and the FDA cracks down on companies selling unnaproved eye products.
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With fall on the horizon, MPR sat down with Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Diego, Dr. Abdul-Mutakabbir. Our wide ranging talk covers the updated COVID-19, flu and RSV vaccines. We also discuss vaccine hesitancy, health equity and representation in medicine.…
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New vaccine guidelines issued for the 2023-2024 flu season; USPSTF make recommendations on PrEP prescribing; maternal RSV vaccine; updated COVID vaccine shows strong immune response; new treatment approved for rare immune disease.
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FDA issue recommendations to avoid Company's tests; RSV vaccine now available for older adults; New treatments approved for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva and for those with metastatic uveal melanoma with unresectable hepatic metastases; and gastrointestinal associations issue a statement regarding GLP-1 use prior to upper gastrointestinal e…
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Oral postpartum depression treatment approved; generic naloxone nasal spray now available; weight management drug shows promise in reducing major cardiovascular events; CDC recommends routine use of RSV vaccine; social anxiety disorder spray shows potential.
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Drug agencies issue letter addressing the prescription stimulant shortage; electronic transfer of controlled substances given green light; oral contraceptives recalled; expanded indication for Ebola vaccine; and a new over-the-counter opioid overdose treatment.
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Single-use application to treat the molluscum contagiosum approved; Xdermvy has gotten the green light to treat demodex blepharitis; warfarin reversal treatment for use in urgent surgery; weight loss drug in short supply through 2023; cervical pessary assessed for reducing preterm birth.
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Study supports the benefit of potential new Alzheimer drug; RSV treatment approved for neonates and infants; Veklury approval expanded; a blood test used to diagnose life-threatening heart muscle injuries has been recalled; Brenzavvy available for adults.
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First over-the-counter birth control pill; expanded approval for Leqvio; Gavreto has an indication withdrawn; batches of Albuterol inhalers recalled; results from analysis of paclitaxel-coated devices.
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New approvals for alopecia, generalized myasthenia gravis and type 1 diabetes; New colonoscopy prep option; And FDA denies application for pre-chirrotic fibrosis due to NASH.
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FDA revoke Emergency Use Authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine; New approval for treatment of iron deficiency in patients with heart failure; Lumryz now available for excessive daytime sleepiness; Vowst approved for C. difficile infection; Prevymis approved for prophylaxis of CMV disease in adult kidney transplant recipients.…
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New vaccine for lower respiratory tract disease; A new treatment for heart failure; Concerns over some compounded semaglutide; New opioid use disorder treatment; Motion sickness Tx shows promise.
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First oral antiviral approved for COVID-19; First topical treatment approved for epidermolysis bullosa; Xacduro gets green like for bacterial pneumonia; New nasal spray for opioid overdoses; Child cough suppressant recalled.
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FDA requires label updates for the entire class of prescription stimulants; Novel treatment approved for menopause symptoms; FDA Committee takes votes on potentially accelerated approval of Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene therapy; Fungal meningitis outbreak in US; Wearable child thermometer recalled.…
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Panel votes unanimously in favour of over-the-counter change for contraceptive pill; First pharmacological therapy for agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer disease; Elfabrio approved for the treatment of Fabry disease; Farxiga approval expanded; Bacterial contamination concerns for certain COVID-19 at-home tests.…
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Investigational treatment for early Alzheimer disease shows promise; First vaccine for the prevention of lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV; Nightly granules approved for narcolepsy; Latest health tech advance in toilets; And the FDA warns of energy boosting over-the-counter inhalants.
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Large recall of drugs due to company shutdown; First orally administered fecal microbiota treatment given green light; Treatment approved for certain ALS patients; Type 2 diabetes insulin delivery system; FDA issue safety alert concerning eyedrops.
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Updates to COVID-19 vaccines; FDA panel votse on potential treatment for agitation with Alzheimer dementia; DEA deschedule drug; Migraine treatment indication expanded; A new device is cleared to aid in restless legs syndrome.
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Implantable device approved for those with knee osteoarthritis; Prescribing Information labeling updated for opioids; Imbruvica indications withdrawn; Patch to combat excessive underarm sweating given green light; Novel treatment Fast Tracked for Type A and B influenza.
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Treatment granted Emergency Use Authorization for hospitalized COVID-19 patients; Preterm-birth prevention treatment withdrawn from market; Sleep device for infants gets green light for marketing; New Padcev plus Keytruda indication; Mail-back system for unused opioids; Opioid overdose prevention device approved…
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Two diabetes drugs permanently discontinued; Consistent reduction in schizophrenia symptoms with an investigational Tx; Positive results for investigational Social Anxiety Disorder therapy; High-concentration Humira biosimilar approved; Sleep apnea treatment expanded for pediatrics with Down syndrome…
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COVID-19 Booster dose authorized for those aged 6 months through 4 years; Rapid STI point-of-care test for women is cleared; Rett syndrome and migraine Tx Approved; and The Oncology Drugs Advisory Committee takes a vote on a drug combination treatment for diffuse large b-cell lymphoma.
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Limits on acetaminophen levels in combination opioid products linked to declines in liver injuries; Investigational Alzheimer disease drug fails to show efficacy; Bempedoic acid assessed for reducing major adverse cardiovascular events; Commercial blood test for suspected TBIs; Mammography regulations updated.…
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Kevzara approved for polymyalgia rheumatica; Skyclarys approved for Friedreich ataxia; Emergency authorization granted to at-home COVID-19, flu test; Drug-resistant bacteria virus spiking in the US; FDA clamps down on unlawful xylazine imports.
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Results from postexposure prophylaxis study of molnupiravir; Treatment approved to reduce proteinuria in adults with primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy; Intravitreal injection approved for geographic atrophy secondary to AMD; Potential vaccines for melanoma and pregnant individuals to help protect from RSV complications in infants.…
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