FDA Approvals, News & Updates

The drugs included in this review were approved for the first time or received additional approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2017 and are grouped here by several categories
As knowledge of lung cancer tumor cell biology has evolved, small-molecule drugs that target specific genetic mutations offer oncologists the opportunity to treat patients with NSCLC in a personalized fashion.
A recent addition to the treatment armamentarium for atopic dermatitis is the topical phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor crisaborole (Eucrisa). In December 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved crisaborole for the treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis in patients aged ≥2 years.
Spasticity is a chronic condition that is characterized by an abnormal increase in tone or stiffness in ≥1 muscles that can interfere with movement and daily activities.
Approximately 22% of all non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) cases are classified as follicular lymphoma, making it the second most common NHL subtype.
Short-term antibiotic therapy is the initial treatment of gastric MALT lymphoma and is effective in approximately 70% to 90% of patients. For relapsed gastric MALT lymphoma, nonsurgical treatment options include chemotherapy, bortezomib (Velcade), low-dose radiation, and rituximab (Rituxan).
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder, affects approximately 1.5 million individuals in the United States; it is 3 times more common in women than in men.
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects the white blood cells (lymphocytes). In 2017, 5970 new patients were estimated to be diagnosed with ALL and 1440 individuals to die from this disease.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow that often leads to bone destruction and bone marrow failure. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 30,280 new cases of multiple myeloma will be diagnosed in 2017, and 12,590 deaths will be attributed to the disease.
Urothelial carcinoma is the most common subtype of bladder cancer, accounting for more than 90% of bladder cancer diagnoses in the United States. In 2017, more than 79,000 bladder cancer cases were diagnosed in the United States, and more than 16,000 people died from this disease.
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