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November 19, 2021

FDA Approves New Interferon for Polycythemia Vera FDA Approves New Interferon for Polycythemia Vera

The Food and Drug Administration on November 12 approved ropeginterferon alfa-2b-njft (Besremi), a monopegylated, long-acting interferon, for adults with polycythemia vera, according to an agency press […]
November 18, 2021

FDA Nod for Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in Kidney Cancer FDA Nod for Adjuvant Pembrolizumab in Kidney Cancer

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) has been granted approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for use as an adjuvant treatment following surgery in certain patients with renal […]
November 17, 2021

FDA Flags Cardiac Risks During Leadless Pacemaker Implantation FDA Flags Cardiac Risks During Leadless Pacemaker Implantation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding healthcare providers about the risk of major complications if cardiac perforation occurs during leadless pacemaker implantation. Cardiac […]
November 16, 2021

FDA Clears Virtual Reality System to Ease Chronic Back Pain FDA Clears Virtual Reality System to Ease Chronic Back Pain

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared EaseVRx (AppliedVR), an immersive virtual reality (VR) system that uses the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy and […]
November 15, 2021

EU Panel Endorses First-of-Its-Kind Lung Cancer Drug EU Panel Endorses First-of-Its-Kind Lung Cancer Drug

The first drug to target a KRAS mutation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been recommended for approval in Europe. At its November meeting, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for […]
November 12, 2021

Miltefosine Granted Orphan Drug Approval for Invasive Candidiasis Miltefosine Granted Orphan Drug Approval for Invasive Candidiasis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation approval of miltefosine (Profounda, Inc) for the treatment of invasive candidiasis. This condition includes […]
November 3, 2021

New Single-Button Blood Glucose Monitor Available in US New Single-Button Blood Glucose Monitor Available in US

A new type of blood glucose monitoring system now available in the United States allows users to test with a single button-push instead of finger-sticking or […]
November 2, 2021

CDC Endorses Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Young Kids CDC Endorses Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Young Kids

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to report the CDC’s director’s endorsement of the vaccine for youn children.Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in […]
November 2, 2021

FDA Approves Asciminib, Drug With Novel Action in CML FDA Approves Asciminib, Drug With Novel Action in CML

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is typically treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as imatinib (Gleevec) and similar agents, but some patients cannot tolerate these drugs, […]
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