Tag Archives: treatment

With ‘evolved’ treatment landscape, Merck pulls Keytruda’s FDA nod in third-line stomach cancer

Two months after a key FDA panel voted down Merck’s conditional nod for Keytruda as a third-line treatment for certain stomach cancer patients, the company says it’s pulling the plug on the indication.  Following consultation with the FDA, Merck on Thursday said it will voluntarily withdraw its U.S. accelerated approval for Keytruda as a third-line… Read More »

Is There Treatment for Varicose Veins?

What Are Varicose Veins, and What Causes Them? Blood is meant to travel from your heart throughout your body via your veins. These veins have valves that open to let blood flow past and close off behind it. When these valves aren’t working correctly or become weak, blood is then backed up around the vein… Read More »

FDA Approves Rybrevant (amivantamab-vmjw) as the First Targeted Treatment for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations

FDA Approves Rybrevant (amivantamab-vmjw) as the First Targeted Treatment for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations May 21, 2021 (HORSHAM, P.A.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the accelerated approval of Rybrevant (amivantamab-vmjw) for the… Read More »

TGA approves new treatment for aggressive form of prostate cancer

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has registered a new medication to treat a particularly aggressive and advanced type of prostate cancer. Lynparza is manufactured by biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, and has for years been used to treat people with specific types of ovarian and breast cancer. Now, it’s also the first targeted treatment for men with “BRCA-mutated… Read More »

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Additional Indication for Vyxeos (daunorubicin and cytarabine) for the Treatment of Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Pediatric Patients

DUBLIN, March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a revised label for Vyxeos® (daunorubicin and cytarabine) to include a new indication to treat newly-diagnosed therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML) or AML with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC) in pediatric patients aged one year and older. The approval of Vyxeos for this indication… Read More »

Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a new approach to fighting COVID-19, using a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death. The nationwide clinical trial is being led by Nathan Shapiro,… Read More »