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LDL-C Targets for Preexisting Heart Disease

FDA Approves First-in-Class Cholesterol Lowering Therapy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nexletol (bempedoic acid; Esperion) as an adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy for the treatment of adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) or established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) who require additional lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Nexletol is a first-in-class adenosine triphosphate-citrate lyase (ACL)…

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Contepo NDA for Complicated UTI Resubmitted

Fosfomycin is a novel, epoxide intravenous antibiotic with a broad spectrum of Gram-negative and Gram-positive activity, including activity against multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains such as extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Haymarket Medical Education Receives Interprofessional Joint Accreditation for the Healthcare Team

Caroline O. Pardo, Ph.D., General Manager for Haymarket Medical Education, is pleased to announce that HME, based in Paramus, NJ, has been accredited as a provider of interprofessional continuing education by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the American Nursing Credentialing Center.

Renal Impairment Labeling Updates for Sofosbuvir-Based HCV Therapies

The FDA has approved updated labeling for Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir), Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) and Vosevi (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir) to include updated information regarding treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who have severe renal impairment including those with end stage renal disease who are on dialysis.

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