Brian Park, PharmD

Brian Park, PharmD

Drug Information Specialist
Brian Park, PharmD, is a Drug Information Specialist at MPR. A graduate of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, Brian worked as a pharmacy manager at Stop & Shop Pharmacy for 8 years. He is a certified diabetes care pharmacist.

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Aztreonam + Avibactam Combo Therapy Granted QIDP, Fast Track Status for Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation and Fast Track designation to ATM-AVI (aztreonam and avibactam; Allergan) for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI), complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), and hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP)/ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VABP).  Aztreonam is a monobactam that has activity against metallo β-lactamase…

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Obinutuzumab Gets Breakthrough Status for Treatment of Lupus Nephritis

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to obinutuzumab (Genentech), a CD20-directed cytolytic antibody, for the treatment of adults with lupus nephritis. The designation was based on data from the phase 2 NOBILITY study that compared the efficacy and safety of obinutuzumab, in combination with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or mycophenolic acid…

Twice-Yearly Cholesterol-Lowering Therapy Effective in Phase 3 Trial

The Medicines Company announced topline results from the pivotal phase 3 ORION-11 study that evaluated the efficacy and safety of inclisiran, an investigational twice-yearly cholesterol-lowering therapy. Inclisiran is a chemically synthesized small interfering RNA (siRNA) that targets proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) messenger RNA. The subcutaneous (SC) injectable is being investigated for its ability…

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