Drug Updates

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

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 – October 2006

Update on Ketoconazole 2% Gel Xolegel™, Famciclovir Tablets Famvir®, Ecamsule 2% + Avobenzone 2%/ Octocrylene 10% Cream Anthelios SX®, and news about lice treatment.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: November, 1997

Update on: Amphotericin B Lipid Complex Injection Abelcet® Butenafine HCl Cream 1% Mentax® Itraconazole Sporanox® Acitretin Soriatane® Penciclovir cream 1% Denavir® Valacyclovir  Valtrex® Laser device Sharplan Silktouch laser®Permethrin lotion Nix®Ivermectin Mectizan® (6 mg tablet) 

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 – June 2008

Update on Calcipotriene 0.005% + Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% Topical Suspension (Taclonex Scalp®), Calcipotriene 0.005% Topical Solution, and Botulinum Toxin Type A (Reloxin®) and news about new drugs for acne and psoriasis.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: April 2010

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Collagenase clostridium histolyticum (XIAFLEX™), HPV quadrivalent recombinant vaccine (Gardasil®), Velaglucerase alfa (VPRIV™), Agalsidase alfa (REPLAGAL®), Adalimumab (Humira®) are covered.

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 & Devices: May-June 2021

The update covers: Axatilimab IV injection - SNDX-6352 (Syndax Pharmaceuticals), Binimetinib tablets + encorafenib capsules - Mektovi® + Braftovi® (Pfizer Canada), Encapsulated cell therapy for Fabry disease - SIG-007 (Sigilon Therapeutics) and Oritavancin IV injection - Kimyrsa™ (Melinta Therapeutics).

Update on Drugs and Drug News: July-August 2008

Update on Adapalene Differin® Gel 0.1%, Methyl Aminolevulinate Hydrochloride Cream Metvixia™ + Aktilite®, and Cross-linked Collagen EVOLENCE®.

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 & Drug News, November 2005

Updates on: Desloratadine CLARINEX® REDITABS® Dapsone ACZONE™ Gel 5% Metronidazole Metrogel® Topical Gel 1% Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Vaccine Proquad®

Update on Drugs and Drug News February 2005

Updates on: Alefacept AMEVIVE® Dapsone Gel 5% Aczone® Nitroglycerin Ointment Cellegesic® Cefdinir Oral Suspension Omnicef® Ultrasonic Skin Permeation Device SonoPrep® Tazarotene Capsules

Update on Drugs and Drug News: March 2002

Updates on: Naturally-Derived Alpha Interferon Efavirenz Sustiva®Estradiol/Levonorgestrel Alesse®HSPPC-96 Oncophage®Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumerate Viread® Desloratidine Clarinex® 5mg. Tablets

Update on Drugs & Drug News, December 2005 – January 2006

Updates on: Efalizumab RAPTIVA®Adalimumab HUMIRA®Infliximab REMICADE®Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hemophilus Influenza Type b Vaccine PENTACEL™ Mupriocin Ointment 2%

Update on Drugs and Drug News: October 2002

Updates on: Ketoconazole Ketoderm® Cream 2% Benzoyl Peroxide, Clindamycin DUAC® Topical Gel Trans-Ver-Sal® Wart Removal Patch Rubitecan Orathecin™ Loratidine Claritin® 10mg Tablets

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January 2009

Update on Ceftobiprole (Zeftera®) Johnson & Johnson/ Basilea Pharmaceuticals, IV Iclaprim Arpida Ltd., HPV Vaccine (Gardasil®) Merck & Co., Alitretinoin (Toctino®) Basilea Pharmaceuticals, and Atazanavir sulfate (REYATAZ®) Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: December, 1997

Update on: Mupirocin calcium cream 2% Bactroban Cream® Butenafine cream Mentax®Becaplermin gel 0.01% Regranex®Finasteride 1mg tablets Propecia®Minoxidil 5% Rogaine Extra Strength for Men® Dermagraft® Graftskin® (apligraf) UV light as carcinogen

Update on Drugs and Drug News – May 2006

Update on Fluocinonide VANOS™ 0.1% Cream, Infliximab Remicade®, Tigecycline TYGACIL®, as well as drug warnings and industry news.

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: January, 1999

Update on: Lidocaine 2.5%, prilocaine 2.5% Emla® patch Cyclosporin SangCya®Metronidazole lotion 0.75% Metrolotion® Imiquimod Aldara® 2-octylcyanoacrylate Dermabond Topical Skin Adhesive®Alitretinoin gel 0.1% Panretin®Loratidine Claritin®Cetirizine Zyrtec®Penciclovir Denavir®Lyme disease vaccine LYMErix®

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: April 2001

Update on: Arsenic Trioxide Trisenox Transdermal 17-Beta Estradiol Estradot Methotrexate Trexall

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September, 1998

Update on: Efavirenz Sustiva® Nevirapine Viramune®Famciclovir Famvir®Cetirizine Zyrtec® Rifapentine Priftin® Denileukin diftitox Ontak® Doxorubicin Caelyx® Graftskin Apligraf® Dangers of alternative medicine, Protease inhibitors during pregnancy

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February 2002

Updates on: Desloratidine Syrup & Disintegrating Tablets Moxifloxacin HCl IV Avelox®Photodynamic Therapy Metvix® PDT Etanercept Enbrel® Hydroquinone, Tretinoin & Flucinolone Cream Tri-Luma®

Update on Drugs and Drug News: June, 1997

Update on: Tretinoin gel 0.1% Retin-A Micro® Delavirdine Rescriptor® Nelfinavir Viracept®Calcipotriene ointment Dovonex® Valacyclovir tablet Valtrex®Pulsed Er:Yag laser system Derma 20®Human skin equivalent Apligraf®Podofilox gel 0.5% Condylox®

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™).

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February, 2000

Update on: Aminolevulinic Acid Levulan Photodynamic Therapy G-3139 Genta Inc Moxifloxacin HCl Avelox Ciclopirox Loprox 8% Topical Solution 5-fluorouracil Solex Allovectin-7 Vical Inc

Update on Drugs and Drug News – March 2006

Update on Calcipotriene/Betamethasone Dipropionate OintmentTaclonex® Warner Chilcott/LEO Pharma, Etanercept Enbrel® Amgen/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and drug news about Updated Labeling, Dear Doctor Letter and Cleansing Agents.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February 2011

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Human papillomavirus quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) recombinant vaccine (Gardasil®), Daptomycin for injection (Cubicin®) are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: September 2009

Update on Collagen-based dermal filler Evolence®, Injectable Poly-L-lactic acid Sculptra Aesthetic®, Ibritumomab tiuxetan Zevalin®, and news from US FDA on TNF blockers.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: Number 2 2000

Updates on: Estradiol Transdermal System Vivelle Levofloxacin Tablets/Injection Levaquin Tablets/Injection Tretinoin Cream Renova 0.02% Tretinoin Cream Renova 0.05% Butoconazole Nitrate Gynazole 2% vaginal cream Docosanol 10% Cream Tacrolimus Ointment

Update on Drugs and Drug News – November 2007

Update on Terbinafine hydrochloride Lamisil® Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Famciclovir TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Ceftobiprole BAL5788 Basilea Pharmaceutica/Janssen-Ortho.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February, 1999

Update on: Imiquimod Aldara® Cream Abacavir Ziagen® Finasteride 1 mg tablets Propecia® Lyme disease vaccine LYMErix®Aldesleukin Proleukin®Varicella Vaccine Varivax®Minoxidil Taisho

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: November 2001

Update on: Etanercept Enbrel® Clindamycin 1%, Benzoyl Peroxide 5% BenzaClin™ Ethinylestradiol & Norethindrone Acetate Estrostep Desloratadine Aerius™ & Neoclarityn™ Agalsidase Alfa Replagal™ Ciprofloxacin Butenafine HCl Mentax®

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: April 2000

Update on: Estradiol Vaginal Ring Estring Allegra Piperonyl Butoxide/ Pyrethrins Rid Mousse Temoporfin Foscan

Update on Drugs and Drug News – May 2007

Update on Antiacne Agent Drospirenone/ Ethinyl Estradiol Yaz® Berlex, Corticosteroid Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% Olux-E™ Foam Stiefel Laboratories and news from US FDA.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: March 2001

Update on: Caspofungin Acetate Cancidas 5% Minoxidil Topical Solution Mequinol 2%, Tretinoin 0.1% Solagé Topical Solution Biologically Active Dressing Composite Cultured Skin (CCS) Xtrac Excimer Laser System

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.

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