Diana Ernst, RPh

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CDC: Top 10 Drugs Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths

CDC: Top 10 Drugs Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths

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Using data from the 2011 to 2016 National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files, the authors conducted a literal text analysis of death certificates to identify drugs mentioned as contributing to the cause of overdose death.

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Huntington Disease Treatment

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Huntington Disease Treatment

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In animal studies, the treatment was associated with improvement in both motor and cognitive function.

New Tablet Strength of Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment Siklos Available

New Tablet Strength of Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment Siklos Available

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In addition to the 1000mg tablet, Siklos is also available in 100mg tablets.

FDA Cracks Down on Companies Selling Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine

FDA Cracks Down on Companies Selling Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine

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While approved in Europe, Asia and Latin America, tianeptine is an unscheduled pharmaceutical agent in the US that has been linked to serious adverse events, including death, when used for recreational purposes.

Promacta Approved as First-Line Treatment for Severe Aplastic Anemia

Promacta Approved as First-Line Treatment for Severe Aplastic Anemia

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The approval was based on data from a single-arm, open-label sequential cohort study in which patients received Promacta in combination with horse antithymocyte globulin (h-ATG) and cyclosporine.

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