Uvadex (Methoxsalen) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Braeburn Receives Complete Response Letter for CAM2038 Injectable Buprenorphine Depot
Princeton, N.J. —January 21, 2018 — Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Braeburn) today announced that it has received a complete response letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the new drug application (NDA) for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - January 21, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UCLA study describes structure of tumor herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma
UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.The discovery answers important questions about how the virus spreads and provides a potential roadmap for the development of antiviral drugs to combat both that virus and the more common Epstein-Barr virus, which is present in more than 90 percent of the adult population and is believed to have a nearly identical structure.In the study, published in the journal  Nature, the UCLA team showed in the laboratory that an inhibitor could be developed to break down the herpes vi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

RPS England welcomes new training from Health Education England
Working with the RPS and other partners, Health Education England has developed specifications for seven new training programmes for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Funded through the Pharmacy (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical device alert: All Philips HeartStart MRx monitors/defibrillators – significant delay in the supply of batteries
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a medical device alert for all Philips HeartStart MRx monitors/defibrillators... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pediazole (Erythromycin and Sulfisoxazole) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nexavar (Sorafenib) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Miradon (Anisindione) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Prelone (Prednisolone (syrup)) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Konyne (Factor IX Complex) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cetacaine (Benzocaine, Aminobenzoate and Tetracaine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hospitals Plan to Produce Their Own Generic Drugs
Title: Hospitals Plan to Produce Their Own Generic DrugsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - January 19, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Impact of HBV/HCV Coinfection on Cirrhosis Impact of HBV/HCV Coinfection on Cirrhosis
How does HBV and HCV coinfection impact liver fibrosis as compared with monoinfected patients? How should treatment be approached in this group?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The flu vaccine could get a much-needed boost
More than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized due to illnesses associated with the seasonal flu during the 2014 –15 flu season, according to federal estimates. A radical new approach to vaccine development at UCLA may help lower that figure for future flu seasons.The scientists used leading-edge genomics to identify and eliminate the virus ’s defense mechanisms, enabling them to develop a vaccine “candidate” — meaning that it must still undergo evaluation and approval by the FDA — that in animals has been proven to be safe and highly effective against influenza.In the study, which was pu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious Objections New HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious Objections
The Trump administration opens the new unit within HHS to focus on claims of coercion on medical staff to perform abortions and other procedures over religious objections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol and Ferrous Fumarate (LOESTRIN Fe) Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - January 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dronabinol Capsules (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - January 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

U.S. City Mayors Stand Up for Cannabis Against Trump Crackdown U.S. City Mayors Stand Up for Cannabis Against Trump Crackdown
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

News Story: Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use
The MHRA has published a news story: Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use. The MHRA want to make sure parents and carers of children who are using Buccolam are aware (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 17, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS in Scotland responds to Health & Sport Committee ’s Preventative Agenda inquiries
The RPS in Scotland has published its responses to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee’s Preventative Agenda inquiries into substance misuse and sexual health, blood borne (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 17, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rifadin (Rifampin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 17, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

No adverse health impacts from long term vaping -- Study
(Aspect Consulting) A new peer-reviewed clinical trial to be published in the February edition of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology shows that regular use of e-cigarettes does not have any negative health impact on smokers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Avion Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Balcoltra (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous bisglycinate tablets) Oral Contraceptive
ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC, the makers of the Prenate ® line of prescription prenatal vitamins, received approval of its new drug application (NDA) for the oral contraceptive Balcoltra (levonorgestrel and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 17, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS England Chair calls for greater use of Pharmacy Integration Fund to improve patient care
Sandra Gidley, Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board, has called on NHS England to use the Pharmacy Integration Fund to accelerate referral to pharmacy schemes to he (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cefadroxil (Cefadroxil Hemihydrate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Proquad (Measles Mumps Rubella Varicella Vaccine Live) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Desogen (Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Metastron (Strontium-89) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Indication for Gilotrif (afatinib) in EGFR Mutation-Positive NSCLC
Ridgefield, Conn., January 16, 2018 – Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Gilotrif (afatinib) for the first-line treatment of patients... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Risk of adverse drug reactions found to be ‘higher for COPD patients’
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, especially those who also have other chronic illnesses, are at greater risk of adverse medication reactions, according to a UK primary care study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Transition Programme for NHS111 pharmacists in Wales
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is delighted to announce that the RPS Transition Programme pilot to support pharmacists moving into the NHS111 work environment in Wales will commence today. The NHS1 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS Wales seeks views on the role of pharmacy in palliative and end of life care
Directed by the Welsh Pharmacy Board, the role of pharmacy palliative and end of life care will be a key priority for RPS Wales throughout2018. The basis for the work will be a policy that will highli (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Treatment is Recommended for Common Headaches?
Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lynparza (olaparib tablets) for Germline BRCA-Mutated Metastatic Breast Cancer
January 12, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Lynparza (olaparib tablets) to include the treatment of patients with certain types of breast cancer that have spread (metastasized) and whose tumors have a... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

PrimaCare One (Prescription Prenatal, Postnatal Multivitamin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vinblastine Sulfate (Vinblastine Sulfate Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Benzamycin (Erythromycin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Estrasorb (Estradiol Topical Emulsion) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Marplan (Isocarboxazid) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Femhrt (Norethindrone Acetate, Ethinyl Estradiol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Metopirone (Metyrapone) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Anti-TNF Therapy in IBD Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Anti-TNF Therapy in IBD
The authors present multiple consensus statements which support and detail the role of therapeutic drug monitoring in optimizing the use of anti-TNF agents in modern IBD management.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ortho Dermatologics Announces U.S. FDA Filing Acceptance For IDP-121 Acne Treatment In Lotion Form
LAVAL, Quebec, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Dermatologics, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) ( " Valeant " ) , today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the New... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - January 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cefepime Injection (Updated - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - January 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cefepime Injection (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - January 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group seeks views on antimicrobial campaign
Back in September 2017, RPS in Scotland supported the launch of the“Keep Antibiotic Working” campaign in which all Scottish community pharmacies were involved. The campaign ran between O (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Drug safety update: Drug-name confusion: reminder to be vigilant for potential errors
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update: reminder to be vigilant for potential errors... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Norminest Fe and Norquest Fe (Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cryselle (Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sterile Water (Sterile Water) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 11, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news