Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday, February 16, 2020

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DisposeRx helps to eradicate millions of opioid pills

Fulfilling its pledge to remove millions of opioid pills from the medicine cabinets of American homes, DisposeRx recently donated over 150,000 packets of its non-toxic, safe solution for the disposal of unused or expired medications to 140 community partners in 43 states through its community outreach program.

Mylan recalls anxiety medication Alprazolam

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is carrying out a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, due to the potential presence of a foreign substance.

FDA approves first topical minocycline for acne treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AMZEEQTM (minocycline) topical foam, 4 percent. Manufactured by Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., AMZEEQ, formerly known as FMX101, is the first topical minocycline to be approved by the FDA for any condition.

FDA engages software vendor Xybion for data management

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) awarded a multi-year contract to Xybion, a software and consulting firm that will aid in expediting research of new products and medicines.

Hackensack Meridian Health launches $1 million 'Take Vape Away' campaign

Hackensack Meridian Health has invested $1 million in a comprehensive strategy to curb the vaping epidemic through its "Take Vape Away" campaign.

FDA approves Eli Lilly migraine treatment Reyvow

Eli Lilly and Co.'s Reyvow (lasmiditan) tablets for the acute (active but short-term) treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Vitosa stevia sweetener receives 'Letter of No Objection' from the FDA

HB Natural Ingredients has received a "Letter of No Objection" for Vitosa stevia sweeteners from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), confirming that the agency has "no questions" on the self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status of Vitosa for use as a sweetener in food and beverage products.

FDA grants marketing approval for Australian product that treats rare skin disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted marketing approval to use Scenesse (afamelanotide) to increase pain-free light exposure in adult patients with a history of phototoxic reactions from erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP).

Novartis' Kisqali demonstrates improvement in overall survival in MONALEESA-3 trial

Novartis recently reported results from the MONALEESA-3 trial, the largest to evaluate a CDK4/6 inhibitor plus fulvestrant as initial therapy in postmenopausal women (N=726), which showed that CDK4/6 inhibitor Kisqali (ribociclib) demonstrated statistically significant improvement in overall survival (OS).

Lilly announces successful clinical trial for thyroid cancer treatment LOXO-292

Eli Lilly and Company recently announced that results of the LIBRETTO-001 clinical trial intended to support the registration of oral selpercatinib monotherapy, also known as LOXO-292, were presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

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