Drug Updates & News

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States among men and women. The most common type of the disease, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for approximately 85% of all lung cancer cases.
Sugammadex (Bridion) injection has been approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration to reverse the effects of neuromuscular blockade drugs (rocuronium bromide and vecuronium bromide) used during tracheal intubation in adult patients. This injection may help patients recover from these drugs sooner.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses in the United States. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 231,840 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and nearly 40,300 women will die from the disease in 2015.
It is estimated that in 2014 there will be 15,720 new cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and 4600 deaths from CLL, making it the second most common leukemia in adults in the United States. The average age at diagnosis is approximately 72 years.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a hematopoietic stem-cell disorder resulting from the formation of the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome, which is the reciprocal translocation of chromosomes 9 (Abelson murine leukemia; ABL) and 22 (breakpoint cluster region; BCR).
An examination of the Sur-veillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare database from 1998 through 2008 revealed that a significant number of patients with cancer received unapproved drugs...
Recent surveys of oncologists and hematologists show that drug shortages persist, that practitioners are adapting in ways that often raise the cost of cancer care, and that most have no guidance to aid in decision making in the face of these shortages.
Recent surveys of oncologists and hematologists show that drug shortages persist, that practitioners are adapting in ways that often raise the cost of cancer care, and that most have no guidance to aid in decision making in the face of these shortages.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant blood disorder that is characterized by blocked or impaired differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells.
With the increasing incidence of cancers in the HIV-infected population, a better understanding of the clinical effects of the coadministration of chemotherapy and antiretroviral medications needs to be known.
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