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12/31 – Seattle Genetics Initiates Phase 1b Trial of SGN-CD33A in Combination with Frontline Standard of Care and as Consolidation Therapy for Acute Myeloid…
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12/24 – FDA Approves Gazyva (Obinutuzumab) Supplemental Biologics License Application with New Data in Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
12/21 – United States : FDA approves new antibacterial drug Zerbaxa
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January Disease Focus
Parkinson's Disease and Levodopa Therapy
by Tara Muzyk, Pharm D
Parkinson’s disease, described by James Parkinson in 1817 as shaking palsy, is a chronic progressive disease of unknown cause. In the United States there are about 50,000-60,000 newly diagnosed patients per year and approximately 1 million patients who carry the diagnosis. Parkinson’s disease poses significant morbidity. The substantia nigra is the part of the brain effected… Read More
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Suvorexant (Belsomra®) is an orexin receptor antagonist and the first approved medication in its class. It was approved by the FDA in September 2014 as a C-IV drug for insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance. Suvorexant is expected to be available in early 2015. Orexin is a neuropeptide that acts on the central nervous system… Read More
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In your practice, how often do you dispense or recommend a prescription product for weight loss?
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Monthly - 8%
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