Clinical Role - Specialty Pharmacy

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FDA OKs Pembrolizumab/Lenvatinib Combo for Advanced Endometrial Carcinoma
The FDA approval of pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib for this new indication is the first under a new international collaboration with Australia and Canada.
Ofatumumab Demonstrates Efficacy in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Two phase 3 studies showed that ofatumumab was superior to teriflunomide (Aubagio) in patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
 
New Direction in Chronic Inflammation Treatment Development
Research demonstrates a new direction in cell signaling and treatment for chronic inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, asthma, and HIV. 
NASP 2019: A Doctor's Perspective on Specialty Pharmacy
The annual National Association of Specialty Pharmacy annual meeting shed light on the significant role these caregivers play in patient care.
How Clinic-Based Specialty Pharmacy Services Strengthen Health Systems of Every Size
The significant jump in hospital-owned specialty pharmacies bolsters the belief that health system leaders increasingly understand how these services enable their organizations to enhance patient care and achieve market differentiation.
Poorer Psychosocial Health Associated with Obesity in Cancer Care
Study finds association between obesity and a greater burden of symptoms and distress among patients with breast or prostate cancer.
FDA Accepts sNDA for Neratinib Use in HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
Puma’s supplemental New Drug Application is seeking approval for the use neratinib (Nerlynx) plus capecitabine as a third-line treatment in patients with human epidermal growth receptor 2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
American Academy of Neurology Guidelines on Immunizations in Multiple Sclerosis
New updates to immunization guidelines in multiple sclerosis outline recommendations on vaccination decisions for patients.
Raising Levels of High-Density Lipoprotein May Reduce MS-Related Fatigue
Dietary interventions that raise levels of high-density lipoprotein, or good cholesterol, may affect fatigue symptoms in multiple sclerosis.
Long-Term Trends in HIV Mortality Show Prevalence of Underlying Infection
An autopsy-based study examined long-term trends in HIV-related mortality among individuals living with the disease in New York City.
Ilixadencel/Sunitinib Combo Therapy Achieves Positive Results in Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
Results from a phase 2 study demonstrated complete tumor responses in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with the combination lixadencel and sunitinib.
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