Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

Drug Safety

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24 Oct 2019 News FDA Issues Boxed Warning and Recommendations for Breast Implant Use
24 Oct 2019 Social FDA has set a new record for generic-drug approvals in 2019, with new 1,171 generic drugs (ws 971 in 2018 & 937 in 2017). HHS Secretary Alex Azar praised FDA for 3 record-setting yrs of improving prices & consumer access to prescription drugs.
23 Oct 2019 Social Probably best to advise your patients not to take Zantac (ranitidine) as everyone is removing it from the market pending further investigation. All the companies are pulling the drug, FDA agrees. NDMA (the contaminent) is a potential carcinogen.
23 Oct 2019 News Voluntary Recall of Zantac by Sanofi/FDA
21 Oct 2019 Social The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended marketing authorization for upadacitinib (Rinvoq) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis #RA.
18 Oct 2019 News Joint Injections: Are They Worth the Risk?
16 Oct 2019 Social REcent trial results from the Dermatology Meeting EADV in Madrid —shows rituximab superior to mycophenolate in Pemphigus Vulgaris; RTX 40% vs MMF 9.5% attained complete remission of pemphigus vulgaris, without steroids for > 16 weeks
15 Oct 2019 Social Statin induced myopathy is occurs in less than 1%; rhabdomyolysis and necrotizing myositis are very rare. HMGCR Abs against (HMG-CoA) reductase are seen 2- 3 of every 100,000 patients treated with statins.
14 Oct 2019 News Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels May Predict Future Retinopathy
12 Oct 2019 Social RheumNow Podcast is up! When you're hot you're hot! Watch it on youtube>> or listen to the podcast on iTues, Apple podcast or on Stitcher or SoundCloud>>
07 Oct 2019 Social The RheumNow Podcast is up! Women are Taking Over Rheumatology. Watch is on the website>> or listen to thoe podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast or SoundCloud >>
03 Oct 2019 Social Might Vioxx make a backdoor comeback? 2017 Vioxx went off patent, now a small pharma has applied to the FDA for orphan drug approval of rofecoxib (& etoricoxib) to treat hemophiliac arthropathy (large unmet need). Say it aint so!
02 Oct 2019 Social Analysis of retail pharmacies and drug costs show that, compared to large chain pharmacies, big box was 48% cheaper, followed by grocery-based (18% cheaper), next small chain (51% higher), and independent pharmacies (61% higher)
29 Sep 2019 Social The RheumNow Podcast is up - Watch it here>> or listen to the podcast on iTunes, or SoundCloud>>
24 Sep 2019 News Arthritis Foundation Releases First CBD Guidance for Adults With Arthritis
23 Sep 2019 News Persistent Inflammatory Arthritis After Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
23 Sep 2019 Social FDA issues warning against the use of higher doses of Imodium (loperamide) - has been associated with "serious heart problems and deaths with much higher than the recommended doses of loperamide".
22 Sep 2019 Social The RheumNow Podcast is up – Vitamin D or Rituximab- Belive it or not? Watch it on RheumNow>> or listen to the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud>>
18 Sep 2019 Social RT @psufka: This podcast is a must listen for anyone in healthcare.
15 Sep 2019 Social The End of Arthritis - a RheumNow Podcast is up. See it here> or listen to the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud>