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Drugs and Devices

According to a Feb. 11 statement by the FDA, about 4.9 million middle and high school students had used were current users (used in the past 30 days) of some type of tobacco product in 2018, up from 3.6 million in 2017. A surge in e-cigarette use . . .

On Feb. 6, the FDA approved Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection, the first therapy indicated, in combination with plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy, for the treatment of adult patients with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP).

Read more via U.S. Food & Drug Administration . . .

On December 21, 2018, the FDA approved the Miris Human Milk Analyzer, a new diagnostic test to help clinicians measure nutrients in breast milk, including the concentration of fat, carbohydrate, protein, total solids and energy.

Read more via U.S. Food & Drug Administration . . .

On Dec. 21, the FDA approved Ultomiris (ravulizumab) injection for the treatment of adult patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and approved Elzonris (tagraxofusp-erzs) infusion for the treatment of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm.

Read more via U.S. Food & Drug Administration news release 1 and news release 2 . . .

Researchers have identified a technique to determining which patients with a genetic mutation that cause long QT Syndrome type 3 will benefit from mexiletine.

Read more via theSource and Circulation Research . . .

On Nov. 28, the FDA approved Truxima (rituximab-abbs) as the first biosimilar to Rituxan (rituximab) for the treatment of adult patients with CD20-positive, B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) to be used as a single agent or in combination with chemotherapy.

Read more via U.S. Food . . .

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