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Sugammadex (Bridion) injection has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to reverse the effects of neuromuscular-blocking drugs (rocuronium bromide and vecuronium bromide) used during tracheal intubation in adults. This injection may help patients recover from these drugs sooner.
Uridine triacetate (Vistogard) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency treatment of patients who receive an overdose of fluorouracil or capecitabine, or those who develop severe toxicities within 4 days of treatment with either therapy.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the oral drug alectinib (Alecensa) for the treatment of patients with metastatic, ALK-positive, non−small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who could not tolerate, or whose disease worsened after, receiving therapy with crizotinib (Xalkori).
At the end of November, the FDA approved elotuzumab (Empliciti) for use in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone in patients with multiple myeloma who have received 1 to 3 previous medications. Elotuzumab is the second FDA-approved monoclonal antibody for patients with multiple myeloma; the first agent (daratumumab) was approved earlier in the month.
Cosentyx (Secukinumab): First IL-17A Antagonist Receives FDA Approval for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Ixazomib (Ninlaro) has been approved for use in combination with lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least 1 previous therapy. This is the first oral proteasome inhibitor to be approved for this patient population.
Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) First PD-1 Inhibitor Approved for the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer Expressing PD-L1
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted accelerated approval to Praxbind (idarucizumab) for use in patients who are taking the anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran) during emergency situations when there is a need to reverse Pradaxa’s blood-thinning effects.
- First HDAC Inhibitor, Panobinostat, Approved for the Treatment of Patients with Multiple Myeloma
- Palbociclib Approved for Metastatic Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
- FDA Expedites Approval of Lenvatinib for Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
- Lenalidomide plus Dexamethasone Receives Expanded Indication for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Myeloma
- Nivolumab First Immunotherapy to Get FDA Approval for Metastatic Lung Cancer
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