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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810322/-comparison-of-generic-and-original-imatinib-in-the-treatment-of-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-in-chronic-phase-a-multicenter-retrospective-clinical-study
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H Jiang, L T Zhi, M Hou, J X Wang, D P Wu, X J Huang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of generic imatinib (Genike, Chiatai Tianqing Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.) and imatinib (Glevic, Novartis, Switzerland) in newly diagnosed patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP) . Methods: A retrospective study of 323 CML-CP patients (205 in Glivec treatment group and 118 in Genike group) who were ≥ 18 years old receiving imatinib monotherapy over the period of June 2013 to March 2016 was done to compare the differences of cytogenetics, molecular curative effect, survival, and adverse reactions between the two groups...
July 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751490/panel-oks-car-t-therapy-for-leukemia
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(no author information available yet)
An expert panel recommended approval of Novartis's experimental chimeric antigen T-cell therapy, tisagenlecleucel, for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The therapy would be the first of its kind approved for cancer and has the potential to transform standard of care for advanced blood cancers.
July 27, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748405/the-burden-of-chronic-urticaria-from-brazilian-patients-perspective
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Maria-Magdalena Balp, Nilcéia Lopes da Silva, Jeffrey Vietri, Haijun Tian, Luis F Esina
INTRODUCTION: Chronic urticaria (CU), a proxy for chronic spontaneous urticaria, has been associated with a negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and costs, but there is limited evidence on the burden of CU in Brazil. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of CU and assess the burden of CU on HRQoL and healthcare resource utilization (HRU) among adults in Brazil. METHODS: This retrospective, cross-sectional study, pooled data from the 2011, 2012, and 2015 National Health and Wellness Survey in Brazil (n = 36,000)...
July 26, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737993/the-effect-of-formulary-restrictions-on-patient-and-payer-outcomes-a-systematic-literature-review
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Yujin Park, Syed Raza, Aneesh George, Rumjhum Agrawal, John Ko
BACKGROUND: Formulary restrictions are implemented to reduce pharmacy costs and ensure appropriate use of pharmaceutical products. As adoption of formulary restrictions increases with rising pharmacy costs, there is a need to better understand the potential effect of formulary restrictions on patient and payer outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic literature review that assesses the effect of formulary restrictions on the following outcomes: medication adherence, clinical outcomes, treatment satisfaction, drug utilization, health care resource utilization, and economic outcomes...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737986/real-world-adherence-and-persistence-to-oral-disease-modifying-therapies-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-over-1-year
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Kristen M Johnson, Huanxue Zhou, Feng Lin, John J Ko, Vivian Herrera
BACKGROUND: Disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) are indicated to reduce relapse rates and slow disease progression for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) patients when taken as prescribed. Nonadherence or non-persistence in the real-world setting can lead to greater risk for negative clinical outcomes. Although previous research has demonstrated greater adherence and persistence to oral DMTs compared with injectable DMTs, comparisons among oral DMTs are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To compare adherence, persistence, and time to discontinuation among MS patients newly prescribed the oral DMTs fingolimod, dimethyl fumarate, or teriflunomide...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730936/an-industry-update-what-is-the-latest-news-in-therapeutic-delivery
#6
Iain Simpson
This Industry Update covers the period from 1 through 30 April 2017, and is based on information sourced from company press releases, scientific literature, patents and various news websites. Biogen expanded its portfolio of developmental drugs targeting neurological diseases by licensing a drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb which is currently under investigation for the treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy. Takeda announced a deal with NuBiyota focused on developing treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, based on the manipulation of microbes living in the gut...
July 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717741/patient-reported-burden-of-a-neuroendocrine-tumor-net-diagnosis-results-from-the-first-global-survey-of-patients-with-nets
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Simron Singh, Dan Granberg, Edward Wolin, Richard Warner, Maia Sissons, Teodora Kolarova, Grace Goldstein, Marianne Pavel, Kjell Öberg, John Leyden
PURPOSE: Despite the considerable impact of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) on patients' daily lives, the journey of the patient with a NET has rarely been documented, with published data to date being limited to small qualitative studies. NETs are heterogeneous malignancies with nonspecific symptomology, leading to extensive health care use and diagnostic delays that affect survival. A large, international patient survey was conducted to increase understanding of the experience of the patient with a NET and identify unmet needs, with the aim of improving disease awareness and care worldwide...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669336/the-safety-efficacy-and-therapeutic-potential-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-with-special-reference-to-panobinostat-in-gastrointestinal-tumors-a-review-of-preclinical-and-clinical-studies
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Avineesh Singh, Preeti Patel, Jageshwar, Vijay Kumar Patel, Deepak Kumar Jain, M Kamal, Harish Rajak
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) have demonstrated as an emerging class of anticancer drugs involved in regulation of gene expression and chromatin remodeling thus indicating valid targets for different types of cancer therapeutics. The pan-deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat (Farydac®, LBH589) is developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals and a newly US FDA approved drug for the multiple myeloma. It is under clinical investigation for a range of hematological and solid tumors worldwide in both oral and intravenous formulations...
June 30, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650249/inpatient-admissions-and-costs-associated-with-persistent-use-of-dalfampridine-extended-release-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-claims-database-analysis
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Amy Guo, Alexander Niyazov, Dendy Macaulay, Emi Terasawa, Luke Schmerold, Eric Q Wu, Stephen Krieger
BACKGROUND: While the clinical benefits of dalfampridine extended-release (D-ER) have been established in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) through multiple clinical trials, there is limited real-world data on D-ER use, in particular the persistent use of D-ER, and associated acute care resource utilization and costs. OBJECTIVE: To examine the real-world association of D-ER use and inpatient admissions and costs among patients with MS. METHODS: This study was a retrospective observational claims analysis of the MarketScan database (April 2009-March 2014)...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644114/midostaurin-plus-chemotherapy-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-a-flt3-mutation
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Richard M Stone, Sumithra J Mandrekar, Ben L Sanford, Kristina Laumann, Susan Geyer, Clara D Bloomfield, Christian Thiede, Thomas W Prior, Konstanze Döhner, Guido Marcucci, Francesco Lo-Coco, Rebecca B Klisovic, Andrew Wei, Jorge Sierra, Miguel A Sanz, Joseph M Brandwein, Theo de Witte, Dietger Niederwieser, Frederick R Appelbaum, Bruno C Medeiros, Martin S Tallman, Jürgen Krauter, Richard F Schlenk, Arnold Ganser, Hubert Serve, Gerhard Ehninger, Sergio Amadori, Richard A Larson, Hartmut Döhner
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and a FLT3 mutation have poor outcomes. We conducted a phase 3 trial to determine whether the addition of midostaurin - an oral multitargeted kinase inhibitor that is active in patients with a FLT3 mutation - to standard chemotherapy would prolong overall survival in this population. METHODS: We screened 3277 patients, 18 to 59 years of age, who had newly diagnosed AML for FLT3 mutations. Patients were randomly assigned to receive standard chemotherapy (induction therapy with daunorubicin and cytarabine and consolidation therapy with high-dose cytarabine) plus either midostaurin or placebo; those who were in remission after consolidation therapy entered a maintenance phase in which they received either midostaurin or placebo...
August 3, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643108/integrated-tk-td-modeling-for-drug-induced-concurrent-tachycardia-and-qt-changes-in-beagle-dogs
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Fan Wu, Tycho Heimbach, Panos Hatsis, Hai-Ming Tang, Raviprakash Dugyala, Qin Yue, Tao Wang, Handan He
Drug-induced cardiotoxicity, including tachycardia and QT prolongation, remains a major safety concern that needs to be identified and its risk mitigated in early stages of drug development. In the present study, an integrated toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic (TK-TD) modeling approach within a nonlinear mixed-effect modeling framework is applied to investigate concurrent abnormal heart rate and QT changes in three beagle dogs, using a Novartis internal compound (NVS001) as the case example. By accounting for saturable drug absorption, circadian rhythms, drug-effect tolerance, and nonlinear rate-dependency of QT interval, the dynamic TK-TD model captures the experimentally observed drug effects on heart rate and QT interval across a wide dosing range of NVS001 in beagle dogs...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639535/corrigendum
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(no author information available yet)
Cawley N, Tur C, Prados F, et al. Spinal cord atrophy as a primary outcome measure in phase II trials of progressive multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. Epub ahead of print 18 May 2017. DOI: 10.1177/1352458517709954. On page 9 of this article, the Declaration of Conflicting Interests and Funding statements were incorrect. The correct declarations are shown below. Declaration of Conflicting Interests The author(s) declared the following potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: A...
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636480/the-emerging-role-of-pimavanserin-in-the-management-of-parkinson-s-disease-psychosis
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Neal Hermanowicz, Gustavo Alva, Fernando Pagan, Alberto J Espay, Amita Patel, Katya Cruz Madrid, Daniel Kremens, Jim Kenney, Sheila Arquette, Gary Tereso, Maria Lopes, Carolyn Farnum
A panel of experts drawn from neurology, psychiatry, geropsychiatry, geriatrics, and pharmacy representatives of 3 health plans convened in New York City on July 30, 2016, with the objective of sharing opinions, ideas, and information regarding the optimal management of Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP). Three key points emerged from the discussion: (1) Because of the nature of Parkinson's disease and PDP, finding appropriate treatment can prove challenging; (2) emerging therapies may present an opportunity for effective disease management; and (3) moving forward, provider and patient education regarding PDP and available treatment options is essential for well-managed symptoms and better quality of life...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631242/relationship-between-duration-of-type-2-diabetes-and-effectiveness-of-dpp-4-inhibitor-versus-sulfonylurea-as-add-on-therapy-a-post-hoc-analysis
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Helmut Brath, Päivi M Paldánius, Giovanni Bader, Chantal Mathieu
INTRODUCTION: To assess the impact of duration of type 2 diabetes on glucose-lowering effectiveness of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor vildagliptin versus sulfonylureas (SUs) in a real-life setting. METHODS: Data were extracted from the large 1-year, observational EDGE study (N = 45,868). Patients receiving either DPP-4 inhibitor or any SU as add-on to monotherapy were selected (N = 36,164). Impact of the disease duration on change in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels was evaluated by using a linear multiple regression model...
August 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612232/midostaurin-first-global-approval
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REVIEW
Esther S Kim
Midostaurin (Rydapt(®)) is a multikinase inhibitor being developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. In April 2017, midostaurin was approved in the USA for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed, FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) mutation-positive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) [in combination with standard cytarabine and daunorubicin induction, and cytarabine consolidation], or aggressive systemic mastocytosis (ASM), systemic mastocytosis with associated haematological neoplasm (SM-AHN) or mast cell leukaemia (MCL) [collectively known as advanced SM]...
July 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603465/spinal-cord-as-an-adjunct-to-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-defining-no-evidence-of-disease-activity-in-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Subhash Tummala, Tarun Singhal, Vinit V Oommen, Gloria Kim, Fariha Khalid, Brian C Healy, Rohit Bakshi
Background: Monitoring patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) for “no evidence of disease activity” (NEDA) may help guide disease-modifying therapy (DMT) management decisions. Whereas surveillance brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is common, the role of spinal cord monitoring for NEDA is unknown. Objective: To evaluate the role of brain and spinal cord 3T MRI in the 1-year evaluation of NEDA. Methods: Of 61 study patients (3 clinically isolated syndrome, 56 relapsing-remitting, 2 secondary progressive), 56 (91...
May 2017: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602779/ceritinib-versus-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-alk-rearranged-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-previously-given-chemotherapy-and-crizotinib-ascend-5-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Alice T Shaw, Tae Min Kim, Lucio Crinò, Cesare Gridelli, Katsuyuki Kiura, Geoffrey Liu, Silvia Novello, Alessandra Bearz, Oliver Gautschi, Tony Mok, Makoto Nishio, Giorgio Scagliotti, David R Spigel, Stéphanie Deudon, Cheng Zheng, Serafino Pantano, Patrick Urban, Cristian Massacesi, Kalyanee Viraswami-Appanna, Enriqueta Felip
BACKGROUND: Ceritinib is a next-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, which has shown robust anti-tumour efficacy, along with intracranial activity, in patients with ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer. In phase 1 and 2 studies, ceritinib has been shown to be highly active in both ALK inhibitor-naive and ALK inhibitor-pretreated patients who had progressed after chemotherapy (mostly multiple lines). In this study, we compared the efficacy and safety of ceritinib versus single-agent chemotherapy in patients with advanced ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer who had previously progressed following crizotinib and platinum-based doublet chemotherapy...
June 8, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592387/dabrafenib-plus-trametinib-in-patients-with-braf-v600-mutant-melanoma-brain-metastases-combi-mb-a-multicentre-multicohort-open-label-phase-2-trial
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Michael A Davies, Philippe Saiag, Caroline Robert, Jean-Jacques Grob, Keith T Flaherty, Ana Arance, Vanna Chiarion-Sileni, Luc Thomas, Thierry Lesimple, Laurent Mortier, Stergios J Moschos, David Hogg, Iván Márquez-Rodas, Michele Del Vecchio, Céleste Lebbé, Nicolas Meyer, Ying Zhang, Yingjie Huang, Bijoyesh Mookerjee, Georgina V Long
BACKGROUND: Dabrafenib plus trametinib improves clinical outcomes in BRAF(V600)-mutant metastatic melanoma without brain metastases; however, the activity of dabrafenib plus trametinib has not been studied in active melanoma brain metastases. Here, we report results from the phase 2 COMBI-MB trial. Our aim was to build on the current body of evidence of targeted therapy in melanoma brain metastases through an evaluation of dabrafenib plus trametinib in patients with BRAF(V600)-mutant melanoma brain metastases...
July 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578501/monitoring-for-and-characterizing-crizotinib-progression-a-chart-review-of-alk-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Edmond Bendaly, Anand A Dalal, Kenneth Culver, Philip Galebach, Iryna Bocharova, Rebekah Foster, Medha Sasane, Alexander R Macalalad, Annie Guérin
INTRODUCTION: Crizotinib is recommended as first-line therapy for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but within a year of treatment initiation many patients develop resistance. With the recent approval of second-generation ALK inhibitors, this study assessed how physicians monitor for and diagnose progression and how they alter treatment following progression on crizotinib. METHODS: A panel of oncologists from the United States were surveyed regarding their monitoring practices and criteria for diagnosing progression on crizotinib...
June 3, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576675/buparlisib-plus-fulvestrant-versus-placebo-plus-fulvestrant-in-postmenopausal-hormone-receptor-positive-her2-negative-advanced-breast-cancer-belle-2-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
#20
José Baselga, Seock-Ah Im, Hiroji Iwata, Javier Cortés, Michele De Laurentiis, Zefei Jiang, Carlos L Arteaga, Walter Jonat, Mark Clemons, Yoshinori Ito, Ahmad Awada, Stephen Chia, Agnieszka Jagiełło-Gruszfeld, Barbara Pistilli, Ling-Ming Tseng, Sara Hurvitz, Norikazu Masuda, Masato Takahashi, Peter Vuylsteke, Soulef Hachemi, Bharani Dharan, Emmanuelle Di Tomaso, Patrick Urban, Cristian Massacesi, Mario Campone
BACKGROUND: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway activation is a hallmark of endocrine therapy-resistant, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. This phase 3 study assessed the efficacy of the pan-PI3K inhibitor buparlisib plus fulvestrant in patients with advanced breast cancer, including an evaluation of the PI3K pathway activation status as a biomarker for clinical benefit. METHODS: The BELLE-2 trial was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre study...
July 2017: Lancet Oncology
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