Erin Bastick
Erin Bastick is a PharmD Candidate 2016, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, and an inpatient intern at University Hospitals, Cleveland.
FDA expands approved use of Imbruvica for rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
FDA has approved expanded use of ibrutinib for the treatment of Waldenstroms Macroglobulinemia.
FDA approves Natpara injection for hypocalcemia
FDA has approved parathyroid hormone (Natpara, NPS Pharma) once-daily injection to control hypocalcemia in patients with hypoparathyroidism.
FDA approves secukinumab for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
FDA has approved secukinumab (Cosentyx, Novartis) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
FDA OKs carbidopa/levodopa enteral suspension for Parkinson's
FDA has approved carbidopa-levodopa (Duopa, AbbVie) enteral suspension for the treatment of patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease.
Lynparza approved to treat advanced ovarian cancer
FDA has approved olaparib (Lynparza, AstraZeneca) for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes, as determined by an FDA-approved test.
FDA allows marketing of first newborn screening test to help detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
FDA has allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC kit (PerkinElmer), the first newborn screening test for detection of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID).
Xtoro approved for swimmer's ear
FDA has approved finafloxacin (Xtoro, Alcon) otic suspension for the treatment of otitis externa.
FDA grants Lucentis breakthrough therapy for diabetic retinopathy
The FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation for Lucentis (ranibizumab, Genentech) for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
FDA grants first-ever CLIA waiver of rapid syphilis test
FDA has granted the first-ever CLIA waiver for the Syphilis Health Check test, a rapid screening test for syphilis.
Naloxone price increases may threaten public safety
A price increase for a popular form of the medication, naloxone, threatens the ability of non-profit programs and organizations, including police departments around the country, to provide a medical antidote for drug overdoses.

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