Drug Updates

Drug updates provide the latest information and relevant warnings and notifications.

Skin Treatments Introduced in 2016

The list covers new skin treatments for Actinic Keratosis, Hemangioma, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, as well as Anti-acne Agents, Antibacterial Agents, Anti-cancer Agents, Dermal Fillers, Neuromodulator and other treatments and drugs.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January-February 2017

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments for Nivolumab + ipilimumab (Opdivo® + Yervoy®), Etanercept for SC injection (Enbre®), Crisaborole 2% ointment (Eucrisa™ ), Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers Restylane® (Refyne Restylane® Defyne).

Update on Drugs and Drug News: November-December 2016

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Brodalumab for SC injection (Lumicef®), Etanercept-szzs for SC injection (Amjevita™), Propranolol hydrochloride oral solution 3.75 mg/ml (Hemangiol®), Calcipotriol 50 mcg/g + betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 mg/g foam (Enstilar®) are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September-October 2016

This update covers Pembrolizumab IV injection (Keytruda®), Hyaluronic acid gel filler (Juvéderm Volbella® XC), Biosimilar of infliximab (Flixabi®), Ceftaroline fosamil for IV infusion (Teflaro®), Dermal filler with calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) + integral 0.3% lidocaine (Radiesse® + Lidocaine), Ixekizumab SC injection (Talz®), Adapalene gel 0.1% (Differin® Gel), C1 esterase inhibitor(human) for IV infusion (Berinert®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: July-August 2016

Update on Bilastine tablet (Blexten™), Ixekizumab SC injection (Talz®), Wound care gel (Lasercyn™ gel), Ceftaroline fosamil (Teflaro®), Nivolumab + ipilimumab (Opdivo® + Yervoy®), PDT for actinic keratosis (Ameluz® gel + BF-RhodoLED®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: May-June 2016

Update on Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% spray (Sernivo™), Dapsone 7.5% gel (Aczone®), Cobimetinib + vemurafenib (Cotellic™ + Zelboraf®), Botulinum toxin type A for injection (Bocouture®), Calcipotriol + betamethasone dipropionate foam (Enstilar®), (Talz®), (Inflectra™), (Pruridexin™), and (Dermadexin™)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: March-April 2016

Update on (Beteflam™), Human papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent vaccine, recombinant (Gardasil®9), (Imlygic®), Pembrolizumab IV injection (Keytruda®), Adalimumab SC injection (Humira®), Secukinumab SC injection (Cosentyx®), Ustekinumab SC injection (Stelara®), and Nivolumab + ipilimumab (Opdivo® + Yervoy®).

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January-February 2016

January and February 2016: Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Autologous cell suspension (ReCell® ReGenerCell® ReNovaCell®), Calcipotriene 0.005% + betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% foam (Enstilar®), Ipilimumab (Yervoy®), Talimogene laherparepvec (T-Vec) oncolytic virus therapy (Imlygic™), Cobimetinib + vemurafenib (Cotellic™ + Zelboraf®), Dabrafenib + trametinib (Tafinlar® + Mekinist®), Nivolumab injection (Opdivo®) are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: November-December 2015

Update on Polidocanol 1% injectable foam (Varithena®), Cobimetinib + vemurafenib (Cotellic™ + Zelboraf®), Adalimumab SC injection (Humira®), Hyaluronic acid filler (Juvederm® Ultra XC), Nivolumab + ipilimumab (Opdivo® + Yervoy®), Ingenol mebutate gel (Picato®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September-October 2015

Update on Nivolumab IV infusion (Opdivo®), Pembrolizumab IV infusion (Keytruda®), Sonidegib phosphate capsules (Odomzo®), Azelaic acid 15% foam (Finacea® Foam), Adapalene 0.3% + benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (Epiduo® Forte), Deoxycholic acid injection (Belkyra™), Hyaluronic acid gel injectable dermal filler (Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine), Dermal filler with calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) + integral 0.3% lidocaine (Radiesse® (+)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: July-August 2015

Update on Deoxycholic acid injection (Kybella™), Ivermectin 1% cream (Rosiver®), Adalimumab SC injection (Humira®), Apremilast tablets (Otezla®), and Dermal filler with calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) (Radiesse®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: May-June 2015

Update on Varicose vein n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate adhesive polymer (VenaSeal™ Closure System), Dermal filler + calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) + integral 0.3% lidocaine (Radiesse®), Dalbavancin for IV injection (Xydalba™), Pembrolizumab for IV infusion (Keytruda®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: March-April 2015

Update on Human papillomavirus 9-valent vaccine, recombinant (Gardasil®9), Ivermectin 1% cream (Soolantra®), Naftifine HCl 2% gel & cream (Naftin®), Nivolumab IV infusion (Opdivo®), Polymethylmethacrylate collagen dermal filler for acne scars (Bellafill®), Secukinumab SC injection (Consentyx™).

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January-February 2015

Update on Apremilast tablets (Otezla®), Collagenase clostridium histolyticum for injection (Xiaflex®), Afamelanotide 16 mg subcutaneous bioresorbable implants (Scenesse®), Clindamycin phosphate 1.2% + benzoyl peroxide 3.75% gel (Onexton™), Dupilumab SC injection, Apremilast tablets (Otezla®).

Update on Drugs and Drug News: November-December 2014

Update on Omalizumab (Xolair®), Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®), Oritavancin (Orbactiv™), and Calcipotriene 0.005% + betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% topical suspension (Taclonex®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September-October 2014

Update on Tedizolid phosphate tablets and IV injection (Sivextro™), Hyaluronic acidbased dermal filler (Restylane® Silk), Trifarotene, Icatibant SC injection (Firazyr®), C1 esterase inhibitor (Ruconest®), Methotrexate SC injection (Rasuvo™), Tavaborole 5% topical solution (Kerydin™), Nivolumab IV infusion (Opdivo®), Doxycycline hyclate tablets (Acticlate™)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: July-August 2014

Update on drugs Metronidazole 1.3% vaginal gel (Actavis plc), Ecallantide for SC injection (Kalbitor®), Dalbavancin for IV injection (Dalvance™), Taliglucerase alfa for IV injection (Elelyso™), and Efinaconazole 10% topical solution (Jublia®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: May-June 2014

Update on Brimonidine tartrate 0.33% topical gel (Onreltea®Mirvaso®), Apremilast tablets (Otezla®), Miltefosine capsules (Impavido®), Hydrogel wound dressing (Loutrex®), Omalizumab for SC injection (Xolair®), Propranolol hydrochloride oral solution (Hemangeol™), Microbicide-coated condom Vivagel® (SPL7013 gel)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: March-April 2014

Update on Trametinib + Dabrafenib (Mekinist® + Tafinlar®), Tretinoin gel microsphere 0.08% (Retin-A Micro®), Fluocinonide cream 0.1%, Hydrogel wound dressing (Loutrex®), Scar treatment (Microcyn®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January-February 2014

Update on Hyaluronic acid gel dermal filler (Juvéderm Voluma™XC), Methotrexate injection (Otrexup™), Luliconazole 1% cream (Luzu®), Smallpox vaccine (Imvamune®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: November-December 2013

Update on Brimonidine tartrate 0.33% topical gel (Mirvaso®), Mechlorethamine gel (Valchlor™), OnabotulinumtoxinA for injection (Botox® Cosmetic), Ustekinumab (Stelara®), Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®), Infliximab (Inflectra™), Efinaconazole 10% topical solution (Jublia®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September-October 2013

Update on Dabrafenib mesilate capsule (Tafinlar™), Trametinib dimethyl sulfoxide tablet (Mekinist™), and Vismodegib capsule (Erivedge®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: July-August 2013

Update on Dabrafenib mesilate capsule (Tafinlar®), Trametinib dimethyl sulfoxide tablet (Mekinist™), and Vismodegib capsule (Erivedge®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: May-June 2013

Update on Acyclovir 50 mg buccal tablets (Sitavig®), Acyclovir 5% + hydrocortisone 1% cream (Xerese®), Botulinum toxin type A for injection (Dysport®), Desoximetasone 0.25% topical spray (Topicort®), Carbinoxamine maleate extendedrelease oral suspension (Karbinal™ ER), and C1-esterase inhibitor (Berinert®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: March-April 2013

Update on Ingenol mebutate gel (0.015%, 0.05%) Picato™, Adapalene 0.1% + benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (Epiduo®), and Hydrogel for skin and wound care (Vashe® Skin and Wound Hydrogel)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February 2013

February 2013: Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Varicella zoster immune globulin (human) injection (Varizig®), Lidocaine 7% + tetracaine 7% cream (Pliaglis®), Isotretinoin capsule (Epuris™) are covered. Devices such as Laser hair therapy iGrow® Hair Growth Platform and LED device for acne Celluma™ are also covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January 2013

Update on Tofacitinib citrate tablets (Xeljanz®), Lidocaine 7% + tetracaine 7% cream (Pliaglis®), Calcipotriene 0.005% + betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% topical suspension (Taclonex®), Tocilizumab (Actemra®), C1 esterase inhibitor (human) (Cinryze®), and Doxycycline monohydrate 40 mg capsules (Apprilon®)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: November-December 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Poly-ureaurethane 16% nail solution (Nuvail™), Calcipotriene 0.005% foam (Sorilux™), Hyaluronic acid injectable gel (Restylane-L®) are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: October 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Delayed-release prednisone tablets (Rayos®), Imiquimod 3.75% cream (Zyclara®), Lidocaine topical 5% patch, Clobetasol propionate 0.05% shampoo are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September 2012

Update on Emtricitabine + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada®), Collagenase clostridium histolyticum (XIAFLEX®) and devices such as Computer-assisted system for hair follicle harvesting (ARTAS™ System), OTC HIV test (OraQuick® In-Home HIV), and Herpes simplex virus test (IMDx HSV-1/2 for Abbott m2000).

Update on Drugs and Drug News: July 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. CIP-Isotretinoin (Absorica™), Tazarotene 0.1% foam (Fabior™), Butoconazole nitrate 2% vaginal cream, Multisource radiofrequency aesthetic device (Glow by EndyMed™), Low-level laser for circumferential upper arm reduction (Zerona®) are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: June 2012

Update on Taliglucerase alfa for injection (Elelyso™ Differin®) as well as devices like Nd:YAG surgical laser (Fotona® XP Laser), Q-switched laser for melasma (Spectra™), Diode hair removal laser (Advantage™), Low-level laser diode device for circumferential reduction (i-Lipo™), Multiwavelength diode laser (Evolve® HPD)

Update on Drugs and Drug News: May 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Belimumab Adapalene (0.3% gel Differin®), Vemurafenib tablet (Zelboraf®), Wound care spray (Granulox®), as well as devices like the laser device for onychomycosis Harmony® XL are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: April 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Ivermectin 0.5% lotion (Sklice™), Ipilimumab (Yervoy™), Vemurafenib (Zelboraf®), are covered, as well as the Cellulite removal laser device Cellulaze™ Cellulite Laser Workstation.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: March 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Ingenol mebutate gel (0.015%, 0.05%) Picato® and Vismodegib capsule (Erivedge™) are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Adapalene 0.1% + benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (Epiduo®), Hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler (Belotero® Balance), Drospirenone 3 mg + ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg (Vestura™) are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Dimethicone 50% topical solution (Nyda®), Radiofrequency aesthetic device (EXILIS Focused RF™), Skin barrier protectant (Neosalus® Lotion) are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: November-December 2011

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Belimumab (Benlysta™), Tolnaftate 1% Cream (Tolnaftate-D™), Hydrocortisone 1% Cream (Hydrocortisone-D™), Ketoconazole 2% Foam are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: October 2011

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. IncobotulinumtoxinA injection (Xeomin®), Vemurafenib tablets (Zelboraf™ cobas®), Icatibant injection (Firazyr®) are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September 2011

Update on Autologous cell therapy dermal filler [laVív® (azficel-T)], 5-fluorouracil cream 0.5% + Salicylic acid 10% (Actikerall®), Belimumab (Benlysta®), Ipilimumab (Yervoy™).

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