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.
The FDA has approved Sarclisa (isatuximab-irfc; Sanofi), in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone, for the treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least 2 prior therapies including lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) for Tazverik® (tazemetostat; Epizyme) for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) who have received at least 2 prior lines of systemic therapy.
The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to bomedemstat (IMG-7289; Imago BioSciences) for the treatment of essential thrombocythemia, a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by high platelet counts.
The FDA has approved Ultomiris (ravulizumab-cwvz; Alexion) for the treatment of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) to inhibit complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) in adult and pediatric patients aged 1 month and older.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Wilate (von Willebrand Factor/Coagulation Factor VIII Complex [Human]; Octapharma) for routine prophylaxis to reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes and on-demand treatment and control of bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A. The approval was based on data from the prospective, open-label, multicenter phase 3 trial that…
Results from a new real-world study evaluating rivaroxaban (Xarelto; Janssen), a factor Xa inhibitor, in morbidly obese patients were recently published in Thrombosis Research. The retrospective cohort study analyzed data from 2 US claims databases (Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database and MarketScan Medicare Supplemental database) to evaluate the clinical and health/economic outcomes of…
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to SIG-001 (Sigilon Therapeutics) for the treatment of hemophilia A. SIG-001 utilizes Sigilon’s Shielded Living Therapeutics platform to implant engineered human cells to produce stable blood plasma levels of factor VIII. The cells are also shielded by Sigilon’s proprietary Afibromer biomaterials matrix that minimizes…