Minirin (Desmopressin Acetate Nasal Spray) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nocdurna (Desmopressin Acetate Sublingual Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Roweepra XR (Levetiracetam Extended-release Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Mektovi (binimetinib) and Braftovi (encorafenib) in Combination for Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma with BRAF Mutations
On June 27, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved encorafenib and binimetinib (Braftovi and Mektovi, Array BioPharma Inc.) in combination for patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation, as... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Array BioPharma Announces FDA Approval of Braftovi (encorafenib) in Combination with Mektovi (binimetinib) for Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma with BRAF Mutations
BOULDER, Colo., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Braftovi capsules in combination with Mektovi tablets for the treatment of patients with... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pain Therapeutics Announces Results of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting for Remoxy ER
AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTIE), a drug development company, today announced that a joint meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 26, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pred-G (Gentamicin and Prednisolone Acetate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 26, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Antibiotic Resistance and Efficacy of Therapy for H. Pylori Antibiotic Resistance and Efficacy of Therapy for H. Pylori
How prevalent is primary resistance to the three antimicrobial agents most commonly used in H. pylori eradication regimens? Is sequential therapy an effective option to improve outcomes?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Zemdri (plazomicin) Approved by FDA for the Treatment of Adults with Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (cUTI)
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achaogen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative antibacterial agents to address multidrug resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections, today announced... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Historic New Drug Application for the use of Scenesse (afamelanotide) in Rare Metabolic Disorder Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP)
Monday, 25 June 2018 -- Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd. today announced that it has completed the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for its drug Scenesse (afamelanotide 16 mg) as the first proposed therapy for patients with the rare metabolic... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Meperidine Hydrochloride Injection, USP, CII (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Epidiolex (cannabidiol) to Treat Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome
June 25, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Support for pharmacy teams with valproate medicines
A joint resource has been published today to support pharmacy teams in helping women and girls who have been prescribed valproate medicines. Women and girls using valproate medicines must now be prot (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Kineret (Anakinra) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS calls for reclassification of cannabis for medicinal use
The RPS has published a policy statement recommending that cannabis be rescheduled from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2in the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. RPS President Ash Soni has formally written to (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS England Board meeting - June update
Commenting on the key outcomes from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board meeting on 20-21 June, Board Chair Sandra Gidley said:“The Board unanimously supported a mot (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nocdurna (desmopressin acetate) Approved by FDA as First Sublingual Tablet to Treat Nocturia due to Nocturnal Polyuria
Parsippany, NJ – June 21, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. approval to market Nocdurna, the first sublingual tablet for the treatment of nocturia due to nocturnal polyuria in adults who... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Shire Announces FDA Approval for Label Expansion of Cinryze (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]) for Prevention of Attacks in Pediatric Hereditary Angioedema Patients
Dublin, Ireland – Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the leading global biotechnology company focused on rare diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label expansion... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Olmesartan Medoxomil and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sodium Chloride Injection USP, 0.9% Vials (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical device alert: Alaris Smartsite Add-On Bag Access device – removal and destruction of specific batches due to risk of disconnection or leakage
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical device alert for specific batches of Alaris Smartsite Add-On Bag Access device ... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pharmacy CEOs offer support for NHS Assembly
The leaders of five national pharmacy organisations have sought involvement in a new stakeholder forum being created to oversee progress on developing long-term plans for the NHS. At a recent board m (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Levaquin (levofloxacin) Antibiotic
Title: Levaquin (levofloxacin) AntibioticCategory: MedicationsCreated: 4/3/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

SOF/VEL and Resistance-associated Substitutions in HCV GT3 SOF/VEL and Resistance-associated Substitutions in HCV GT3
Does the presence of resistance-associated substitutions impact the efficacy of therapy with sofosbuvir/velpatasvir with or without ribavirin in patients with HCV genotype 3?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Warren Alpert Foundation honors pioneering discoveries in cystic fibrosis
(Harvard Medical School) The 2018 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize has been awarded to five scientists for transformative discoveries in the fields of genetics, physiology, pulmonology and pharmacology that have led to the development of life-altering precision-targeted treatments for the devastating multiorgan disease cystic fibrosis (CF). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Norethindrone Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical device recall: Smiths Medical CADD Non Flow-Stop Medical Cassette Reservoirs
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical device recall of specific lots of Smiths Medical CADD Non Flow-Stop Medical Cassette Reservoirs due to the risk of u (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Own-brand children ’s glycerine and blackcurrant cough syrups manufactured by Bell, Sons & Co
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall for Bell, Sons& Co... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Alexion Submits Application for Priority Review and Approval of ALXN1210 as a Treatment for Patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) in the U.S.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 19, 2018 --Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of ALXN1210, the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Class 4 medicines defect information: Bleo-Kyowa Powder for Solution Injection 15,000IU
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Class 4 medicines defect information drug alert for Bleo-Kyowa, Powder for Solution Injection. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

State of the art imaging challenges our understanding of how platelets are made
Correlative light-electron microscopy is being used to increase our knowledge of how platelets are made in the body and the results are challenging previously held understandings. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience Source Type: news

RPS welcomes consultation on hospital dispensing errors
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has welcomed the start of a government consultation on changes to the law to provide a new defence on inadvertent dispensing errors in hospitals and other settings. T (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Neuroimaging in Hepatitis C Chronic Infection Neuroimaging in Hepatitis C Chronic Infection
By way of neuroimaging studies, this review aimed to characterize the structural and functional impact of hepatitis C infection on the brain and central nervous system.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

More than 9 million older Americans suffer from adverse drug reactions EACH YEAR; why are we not being told of the dangers of pharmaceuticals?
(Natural News) If you are one of the millions of older Americans who suffer severe reactions to the medication they are taking, you might be wondering by now what your healthcare provider isn’t telling you. An article in Natural Health 365 states that so-called medical professionals are either unaware of the risks of the drugs they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS England responds to £20bn extra funding for NHS
Further to the announcement by the Prime Minister that the Government plans to increase the NHS budget by£20bn over the next five years, RPS England Board Chair Sandra Gidley said:"This (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for Duobrii (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) Lotion
LAVAL, Quebec, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Dermatologics, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX), today announced that it has received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mobile technology solutions to monitoring medicines
An EU- and industry-funded project has developed a mobile app enabling patients and healthcare professionals to more easily report suspected adverse drug reactions. It has also analysed social media to assess drug safety. Both initiatives have shown potential for strengthening the monitoring of medicines. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 18, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Fluorescein Injection (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

No horsing around: Penn Vet researchers get $300K to study new way to combat gene doping
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has donated $300,000 to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to fund research to detect gene doping in race horses. The research will be conducted at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center’s Equine Pharmacology Laboratory in Kennett Square, Pa. Gene doping has been a lingering problem in the horse racing industry. The practice involves transferring or modifying genes, or genetically modified cells, of healthy human at hletes — as well… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

DAAs for HCV Infection and Risk of Incident Liver Cancer DAAs for HCV Infection and Risk of Incident Liver Cancer
Does DAA-based HCV treatment reduce the risk of incident liver cancer compared to untreated HCV or interferon-based treatment?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Motif Bio Submits NDA for Iclaprim
NEW YORK, June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motif Bio plc (AIM:MTFB) (NASDAQ:MTFB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specialising in developing novel antibiotics, today announced the completion of its rolling submission of a New Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 14, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UAlberta research identifies possible new pathway to treat anxiety
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) William Colmers, a University of Alberta professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has identified a new pathway in the brain that might be a good target for a drug to reduce the symptoms of anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Moxidectin for the Treatment of River Blindness
MELBOURNE, GENEVA, and NEW YORK - June 13, 2018 -- Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) and the World Health Organisation Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) announced today that the United States (U.S.)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mometasone Furoate (Elocon) 0.1% Ointment (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ketoprofen Capsules (Updated - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Treating intestine with ‘good’ cholesterol compound inhibits lung tumor growth in mice
FINDINGSA compound that mimics the main protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol significantly reduced the number of tumors in the lungs of mice, reports a team of UCLA researchers. The findings help explain the connection between HDL cholesterol and reduced cancer risk, and suggest that a similar compound may be an effective therapy in humans.BACKGROUNDPrevious research, both in lab animals and humans, had suggested that higher HDL cholesterol levels were linked to reduced cancer risk. The team ’s earlier work had found that small peptide “mimetics,” or mimics, of...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prof Julia Buckingham & Prof Iain Clarke recognised in 2018 Queen ’s Birthday Honours
Congratulations to two distinguished endocrinologists, Prof Julia Buckingham and Professor Iain Clarke, who are among the academics honoured in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.Prof Julia Buckingham, Vice-Chancellor at Brunel University London and former Society for Endocrinology President has been awarded a CBE. She has been honoured for services to biology and education, in recognition of her distinguished career as a pharmacologist and academic leader. Professor Iain Clarke of Monash University in Melbourne has also been recognised as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia fo...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Effects of the venom of the brown bullhead catfish (Ameiurus nebulosus) on isolated smooth muscles - Barth ó L, Sándor Z, Bencsik T.
Aqueous extract of the spines of the brown bullhead catfish (Ameiurus nebulosus Lesueur, 1819) caused contraction of the guinea-pig small intestine in vitro, a widely-used preparation in pharmacology. The action is dependent on extracellular Ca2+... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Gleolan (Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride (ALA HCl) Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news