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March 5, 2020

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Montelukast Over Mental Health Risks FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Montelukast Over Mental Health Risks

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening existing warnings about serious behavior and mood-related changes with montelukast (Singulair; Merck and generics), which is used […]
March 4, 2020

FDA Bans Electrical Stimulation Devices for Behavior Control FDA Bans Electrical Stimulation Devices for Behavior Control

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used to treat self-injurious or aggressive behavior because they present an “unreasonable and […]
March 3, 2020

Washington State Grapples With Coronavirus Outbreak, 6 Deaths Washington State Grapples With Coronavirus Outbreak, 6 Deaths

FROM A KING COUNTY, WASH. NEWS BRIEFING As the first COVID-19 outbreak in the United States emerges in Washington State, the city of Seattle, King County, […]
March 2, 2020

FDA Approves New Drug for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma FDA Approves New Drug for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved isatuximab (Sarclisa, Sanofi) in combination with pomalidomide (Revlimid, Celgene) and dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with […]
March 2, 2020

EMA Panel Backs Two Antibacterials EMA Panel Backs Two Antibacterials

At its February meeting, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended two antibacterial agents: cefiderocol and a generic version […]
March 2, 2020

FDA OKs First Generic of Daraprim (Pyrimethamine) Tablets FDA OKs First Generic of Daraprim (Pyrimethamine) Tablets

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic version of the antiparasitic drug Daraprim (pyrimethamine) for the treatment of toxoplasmosis when used […]
February 29, 2020

US Reports First Death From COVID-19 US Reports First Death From COVID-19

The first death in the United States from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was a Washington state man in his 50s who had underlying health conditions, state […]
February 29, 2020

National Residents’ Union Drafts Bill of Rights National Residents’ Union Drafts Bill of Rights

The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), a national residency union with more than 17,000 members, has proposed a “Resident Bill of Rights” to help hospital […]
February 28, 2020

FDA OKs First Orally Disintegrating CGRP for Migraine FDA OKs First Orally Disintegrating CGRP for Migraine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved rimegepant (Nurtec ODT, Biohaven), the first calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist available in a fast-acting orally […]
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