FDA Ends Niacin and Fenofibric Acid Combinations With Statins
–“In the absence of benefits, there remain only harms.” The FDA is putting an end to the combined use of statins with two once-popular lipid drugs, niacin and fenofibric acid. On Monday the FDA will announce in the Federal Register that it is withdrawing its approval for indications for coadministration of these drugs with statins...Click here to continue reading... (Source: CardioBrief)
Source: CardioBrief - April 18, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Larry Husten Tags: People, Places & Events Policy & Ethics Prevention, Epidemiology & Outcomes fabric acid FDA fibrates lipid drugs niacin statins Source Type: blogs

AbbVie: The Abbott Spinoff Arrives, But What’s Next?
It is now official – AbbVie exists. For those who may not recall, AbbVie is the so-called research-based pharma that has been spun off by Abbott Laboratories and features a portfolio of existing medicines, such as Humira and Synthroid, along with a pipeline of some 20 compounds in Phase II or Phase III development. One question, though, is what kind of shelf life will AbbVie actually have? On one hand, there is Humira, a biologic that is approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Crohn’s disease, where the average treatment penetration rate is below 20 percent, notes Damien Conover, who heads pharma ...
Source: Pharmalot - January 2, 2013 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Abbott Laboratories Abbvie Humira Pfizer Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: blogs