Author | Heidi Belden, PharmD


Orphan drug gets FDA nod for phenylketonuria

February 11, 2008

FDA approves a new molecular entity, Kuvan, to treat phenylketonuria.

Novel vaccines in works for three disease states

January 14, 2008

Vaccines are not just for prevention, new ones are in development to treat diseases including malaria, HIV, and nicotine dependence.

In the pipeline: Keeping an eye on the AMD market

December 10, 2007

New drugs in development for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

American Heart Association revision stresses stepped care for pain

April 02, 2007

The new guide recommends that physicians start with nonpharmacologic treatments such as exercise, physical therapy, weight loss, and heat or cold therapy. If there is no relief of pain, physicians should consider acetaminophen, aspirin, and even short-term use of narcotic analgesics as a first step, taking the patient's medical history into account.