Most Read Articles
19 Sep 2018
In advanced-stage, newly diagnosed classical, CD30-positive Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), front-line therapy has resulted in durable remission rates in up to 70–90% of patients, although approximately 25–30% of advanced stage HL patients are refractory or relapse following first-line treatment with ABVD (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) chemotherapy.1–3 The standard of care for patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) classical HL is salvage therapy using second-line high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT), followed by autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant (ASCT) in eligible patients, which can induce a complete remission (CR) in about 50% of patients.4 Nevertheless, the prognosis of patients who relapse after the salvage HDCT/ASCT is exceedingly poor, with a median survival duration of approximately 1.2 years.5
09 Sep 2016
A German longitudinal study shows that Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivors experience acute and persistent fatigue regardless of tumour stage and treatment.
Natalia Reoutova, 5 days ago
Reduced conditioning intensity is significantly associated with increased relapse, decreased disease-free survival (DFS), and decreased overall survival (OS) in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients with measurable residual disease (MRD), a new analysis of a phase III randomized clinical trial has shown.

Original New Drug Application Approvals by US FDA (1 -15 June 2018)

15 Jun 2018

New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1-15 June 2018 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.

    FULPHILA

  • Active Ingredient(s): Pegfilgrastim-JMDB
  • Strength: 6 mg/0.6 ml
  • Dosage Form: Injectable;injection
  • Company: Mylan GMBH
  • Approval Date: June 04, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Not applicable
  • Indication(s): Indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia.
  • Approved Label: 06/04/2018(PDF)

  MOXIDECTIN
  • Active Ingredient(s): Moxidectin
  • Strength: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet;oral
  • Company: Medicines Development for Global Health
  • Approval Date:  June 13, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of onchocerciasis due to Onchocerca volvulus in patients aged 12 years and older.
  • Approved Label: 06/13/2018(PDF)
LYMEPAK
  • Active Ingredient(s): Doxycycline Hyclate
  • Strength: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet;oral
  • Company: Chartwell Pharma
  • Approval Date: June 15, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 5 - New Formulation or New Manufacturer
  • Indication(s): Indicated for  the treatment of early Lyme disease (as evidenced by erythema migrans) due to Borrelia burgdorferi in adults and pediatric patients 8 years of age and older weighing 45 kg and above.
  • Approved Label: 06/15/2018(PDF)
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Most Read Articles
19 Sep 2018
In advanced-stage, newly diagnosed classical, CD30-positive Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), front-line therapy has resulted in durable remission rates in up to 70–90% of patients, although approximately 25–30% of advanced stage HL patients are refractory or relapse following first-line treatment with ABVD (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) chemotherapy.1–3 The standard of care for patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) classical HL is salvage therapy using second-line high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT), followed by autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant (ASCT) in eligible patients, which can induce a complete remission (CR) in about 50% of patients.4 Nevertheless, the prognosis of patients who relapse after the salvage HDCT/ASCT is exceedingly poor, with a median survival duration of approximately 1.2 years.5
09 Sep 2016
A German longitudinal study shows that Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivors experience acute and persistent fatigue regardless of tumour stage and treatment.
Natalia Reoutova, 5 days ago
Reduced conditioning intensity is significantly associated with increased relapse, decreased disease-free survival (DFS), and decreased overall survival (OS) in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients with measurable residual disease (MRD), a new analysis of a phase III randomized clinical trial has shown.