Rx Product News (October 2018)
MANUFACTURED BY: Agios Pharmaceuticals
INDICATION: Tibsovo (ivosidenib) has been approved to treat relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (R/R AML) in patients with an IDH1 gene mutation. Patients with AML who have the mutation in their blood or bone marrow through FDA-approved testing are eligible for treatment with Tibsovo. The medication inhibits the production of the IDH1 enzyme, making it the only approved treatment for or R/R AML with this mutation.
DOSAGE FORM: Tablets
FOR MORE INFORMATION: tibsovopro.com
MANUFACTURED BY: Sun Pharmaceuticals
INDICATION: The FDA has approved SunPharma’s Infugem (gemcitabine in 0.9% sodium chloride injection) to treat cancer in ready-to-administer (RTA) bags for intravenous injections. The cytotoxic drug uses a patented technology that eliminates the risks of compounding by allowing the compound to be mixed and sterilized in an RTA bag before reaching the prescriber.
DOSAGE FORM: Intravenous injection
FOR MORE INFORMATION: sunpharma.com/node/228538
MANUFACTURED BY: Progenics Pharmaceuticals
INDICATION: Azedra (iobenguane I-131) is FDA approved to treat iobenguane scan-positive, unresectable, locally advanced, or metastatic pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma in patients 12 and older who require systemic anticancer treatment. Patients with the rare neuroendocrine cancer can experience tumor-related symptoms, such as high blood pressure. Azedra is clinically proven to reduce the need for antihypertensive drugs and, in some cases, tumor size.
DOSAGE FORM: Injection
FOR MORE INFORMATION: progenics.com/product-pipeline/azedra/
MANUFACTURED BY: Indivior PLC
INDICATION: FDA officials have approved Perseris (risperidone), a once-monthly subcutaneous injection, to treat schizophrenia in adults. The extended-release delivery system creates a buildup of risperidone under the skin that provides treatment for 1 month. Perseris is the first long-acting extended-release suspension approved to treat schizophrenia.
DOSAGE FORM: Extended-release injectable suspension
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