Computed Tomography Colonography Less Costly Than Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening of Commercially Insured Patients
Tia Goss Sawhney, DrPH, FSA, MAAA, Bruce S. Pyenson, FSA, MAAA, David Rotter, PhD, Michele Berrios, Judy Yee, MD
In the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed among men and women and the second leading cause of death from cancer.1 The majority of cases of CRC can be prevented by the detection and removal of noncancerous adenomatous polyps (adenomas).
Venclexta (Venetoclax) First BCL-2 Inhibitor Approved for High-Risk Relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
On September 23, 2016, the FDA approved adalimumab-atto (Amjevita; Amgen) as a biosimilar to adalimumab (Humira; AbbVie) for the treatment of several indications and inflammatory diseases in adults, including moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis; psoriatic arthritis; ankylosing spondylitis; moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease; moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis; and moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
The FDA approved a first-of-its-kind device, Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, that will automatically monitor glucose and provide basal insulin doses in patients aged ≥14 years with type 1 diabetes. The MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system acts as an artificial pancreas, with little or no input needed from the user.
Defitelio (Defibrotide Sodium): First Drug Approved for Patients with Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease
On March 30, 2016, the FDA approved defibrotide sodium (Defitelio; Jazz Pharmaceuticals) for hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) with renal or pulmonary dysfunction after hematopoietic stem-cell transplant. This is the first drug approved for severe hepatic VOD. “The approval of Defitelio fills a significant need in the transplantation community to treat this rare but frequently fatal complication,” said Richard Pazdur, MD.
Cosentyx (Secukinumab): First IL-17A Antagonist Receives FDA Approval for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) First PD-1 Inhibitor Approved for the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer Expressing PD-L1
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