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Methotrexate


The EU approved the formidable drug Tocilizumab, also known as the brand name RoACTEMRA, which is marketed by Roche Pharmaceuticals, at the end of April 2014. As the only FDA approved medication for treating systemic JIA and polyarticular JIA in children, Tocilizumab is well regarded in the United States. Tocilizumab is approved by both the[…]

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The culmination of the month of January 2014 brought good news for Medac Pharma regarding their innovative Methotrexate autopen. This easy to use, novel, self-injectable device was accepted as a New Drug Application (NDA) by the FDA. As a subcutaneous injectable form of Methotrexate, the autopen is a ready to use device geared for patients[…]

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The recent approval by the FDA for the Methotrexate injection was encouraging news for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The FDA gave a nod to approve Methotrexate as the brand name OTREXUP, which is marketed by Antares Pharma on October 16, 2013. This subcutaneous injectable treatment is quite novel, as it is the very first and[…]

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J.R.Stokes Illustrations: Natural Killer: T-cell vs. Leukemia Researchers received encouraging news on March 22, 2012, with the information that the novel drug to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, known as Marqibo won an FDA panel vote. The group of oncology advisers voted 7-4 endorsing the Vincristine Sulfate CAS# 2068-78-2 liposomal injection, also known as the brand[…]

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Ondansetronis also known by the brand name Zofran. As a medication used to prevent nausea and vomiting, geared especially for patients post chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, ondansetron is a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. By blocking the activity of serotonin, a natural substance believed to cause nausea and vomiting, ondansetron is an effective antiemetic. Offered as a[…]

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For organ transplant patients, the normally protective immune response can threaten the longevity and function of the transplanted organ. Currently, organ transplant patients must take immunosuppressive or anti-rejection medication to prevent the immune system from fighting against the new, transplanted organ. Often a choice is made between the certain damage of a steroid drug, and[…]

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