FDA has approved abacavir 600 mg, dolutegravir 50 mg (Tivicay) and lamivudine 300 mg (Triumeq, ViiV Healthcare) as as a first-line therapy to treat HIV.
Zorvolex was the first FDA-approved low dose NSAID developed using proprietary SoluMatrix Fine Particle Technology. Zorvolex contains diclofenac as submicron particles that are approximately 20 times smaller than their original size. The reduction in particle size provides an increased surface area, leading to faster dissolution. By using this technology, the dose can be lowered without delaying absorbtion.
Almost half of disabled workers enrolled in Medicare’s prescription drug program fill a prescription for opioids each year, and more than 1 in 5 were chronic users, filling 6 or more opioid prescriptions each year, according to a study in the September issue of Medical Care.
Precedex, dexmedetomidine hydrochloride, is approved to sedate patients with breathing tubes in an intensive-care setting, as well as patients without breathing tubes before and during surgeries and other procedures. Hospira’s patent that covers the use of Precedex in an intensive-care setting in due to expire in 2019, however other patents have already expired. On Monday, the FDA approved the sale of generic copies of the drug as long as the companies leave out information from the prescribing labels about uses that are covered under Hospira’s patent, including “intensive-care unit sedation.”