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Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Officials with the FDA today approved the first generic version of vigabatrin 500-mg tablets, which is also sold under the brand name Sabril, a medication used to treat complex partial seizures.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, who is the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform announced this week that he has sent letters to 12 drug companies.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Measles outbreaks are on the rise globally, and it is considered a public health crisis.
The FDA has approved Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap) use to include repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
Between 6 and 7 million people have been sick with influenza so far during the 2018-2019 season, according to data released on Jan. 11, 2019 from the CDC.
All evolocumab (Repatha, Amgen) device options, including the Pre-Filled Syringe and Pushtronex® are now available at a lower list price of $5,850.
Kelly Davio
An overall 27% drop in the cancer mortality rate translates into 2.6 million fewer deaths from cancer in the United States between the years 1991 and 2016.
The FDA has approved marketing of Lupin Pharmaceuticals’ Lurasidone Hydrochloride Tablets

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Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
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Emily C. Hayes, PharmD Candidate
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Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
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