Biosimilar, Gene Therapy Approval Top SPT Week in Review


Top articles of the week from Specialty Pharmacy Times.

5. Class-action Lawsuit: Aetna Faces Punishment for HIV Privacy Breach

Approximately 12,000 customers were affected by the breach.

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4. Pharmacists in Texas Provide Calm Amidst the Storm of Hurricane Harvey

Texas-based pharmacies work to ensure access to lifesaving medications for patients displaced and homeless due to the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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3. FDA Greenlights Fulvestrant Monotherapy for Expanded Use in Advanced Breast Cancer

Faslodex reduced disease progression by 20% among women with HR+, HER2- advanced breast cancer.

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2. Second Humira Biosimilar Approved in the United States

Cyltezo approved for the same indications as Humira, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and Crohn’s disease.

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1. FDA Approves First Gene Therapy in the United States

Tisagenlecleucel is indicated for pediatric and young adult patients with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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