New Drugs of 2010

Published Online: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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The much-anticipated New Drugs CE is now available on PharmacyTimes.com!
This year, this important overview of the latest FDA approvals has been split into 2 activities to provide pharmacists with even more information about the latest molecular entities and biologic products.

New Drugs of 2010: Part 1


Michael Mancano, PharmD

New drugs were approved in 2010 for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including multiple sclerosis, stroke/systemic embolism, postmenopausal osteoporosis, and schizophrenia. Part 1 of this CE activity examines the indications, mechanisms of action, drug interactions, and dosing of 8 new molecular entities:
  • Dabigatran etexilate mesylate capsules (Pradaxa)
  • Dalfampridine extended-release tablets (Ampyra)
  • Denosumab injection (Prolia, Xgeva)
  • Estradiol valerate and estradiol valerate/dienogest (Natazia)
  • Everolimus tablets (Zortress)
  • Incobotulinumtoxina injection (Xeomin)
  • Liraglutide rDNA injection (Victoza)
  • Tocilizumab injection (Actemra)

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

1. Discuss the clinical indications of the new drugs approved by the FDA in 2010.
2. Explain the various mechanisms of action of the drugs discussed in this program.
3. Recognize the clinically relevant drug interactions for the drugs reviewed in this program.
4. Identify the most common adverse reactions for the new drugs of 2010.
5. Cite the approved dosing guidelines and recommended dosage adjustments for the drugs reviewed.

Credits: 2.0
Expiration date: January 24, 2013.

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New Drugs of 2010: Part 2

Michael Mancano, PharmD

Part 2 of this activity examines the indications, mechanisms of action, drug interactions, and dosing of 8 more molecular entities that were approved by the FDA in 2010:
  • Alcaftadine ophthalmic solution (Lastacaft)
  • Cabazitaxel injection (Jevtana)
  • Ceftaroline fosamil injection (teflaro)
  • Fingolimod capsules (Gilenya)
  • Lurasidone HCl tablets (Latuda)
  • Pegloticase injection (Krystexxa)
  • Tesamorelin acetate injection (Egrifta)
  • Ulipristal acetate tablets (Ella)

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

1. Discuss the clinical indications of the new drugs approved by the FDA in 2010.
2. Explain the various mechanisms of action of the drugs discussed in this program.
3. Recognize the clinically relevant drug interactions for the drugs reviewed in this program.
4. Identify the most common adverse reactions for the new drugs of 2010.
5. Cite the approved dosing guidelines and recommended dosage adjustments for the drugs reviewed.

Credits: 2.0
Expiration date: February 15, 2013.

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