Erin Bastick
Erin Bastick is a PharmD Candidate 2016, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, and an inpatient intern at University Hospitals, Cleveland.
Top 5 facts about new cancer drug
FDA recently fast-tracked approval of cabozantinib (Cabometyx, Exelixis, Inc.) to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma. Here are the top 5 facts to know about Cabometyx.
FDA committee recommends approving rare liver disease drug
FDA advisory committee recently voted to recommend approval of obeticholic acid (Ocaliva, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). If approved, Ocaliva would be the first new treatment for PBC in nearly 20 years.
First generic Nasonex available
FDA recently approved the first generic version of Nasonex nasal spray (mometasone furoate monohydrate, Apotex Corp).
FDA expands drug to treat NSCLC
FDA has extended approval of crizotinib (Xalkori, Pfizer) for the treatment of certain patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
6 facts about the new hemophilia B drug
FDA recently approved Idelvion [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Albumin Fusion Protein] for the treatment of hemophilia B. Here are the top 6 facts to know about Idelvion.
FDA expands use for breast cancer drug
FDA has approved expanded indication for the use of fulvestrant (Faslodex, AstraZeneca) in combination with another therapy in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
Top 7 facts to know about new HIV drug
FDA has approved Odefsey (Gilead Sciences, Inc.) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in certain patients. Here are the top 7 facts to know about Odefsey.
Leukemia drug gets US okay, struggles in UK
While FDA recently approved ibrutinib (Imbruvica, Janssen Biotech, Inc. and Pharmacyclics LLC) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), United Kingdom’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will not yet recommend the medication.
Top 5 things to know about new lymphoma drug
FDA approved obinutuzumab (Gazyva, Genentech) for the treatment of certain patients with follicular lymphoma. Here are the top 5 things to know about Gazyva.
First once-daily RA drug approved
FDA has approved tofacitinib citrate extended-release (Xeljanz XR, Pfizer) tablets for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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