FDA Accepts BLA for Lifileucel for Difficult-to-Treat MelanomaMay 31st 2023
Lifileucel is a polyclonal tumor infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) therapy designed for patients with advanced melanoma who have experienced progression after previous treatment with anti-PD-1/L1 therapy and targeted therapy.
New Heart Failure Med Will be Priced 'Competitively'May 30th 2023
Inpefa (sotagliflozin) is in the SGLT inhibitor class recommended as first-line treatment for heart failure by the American Heart Association and other groups. Jardiance (empaglifozin), a competitor in that class, has a list price of $570.48 for a month's supply.
FDA Approves New Treatments for Opioid Overdose, Opioid Use DisorderMay 24th 2023
The FDA recently approved Brixadi to treat moderate to severe opioid use disorder in patients who have already started treatment with a transmucosal form of buprenorphine, and have approved Opvee as an emergency treatment to reverse known or suspected opioid overdose in people ages 12 years and older.
Specialty Drugs: Higher Patient Cost Sharing and Prior Auths Linked to Abandoned Meds, Treatment DelaysMay 17th 2023
But higher costs for cancer drugs did not influence some common measures of adherence, such as medication possession ratio and proportion of days. The researchers believe that cancer patients may be more likely to adhere to medication regimen, regardless of price, because the drugs are critical for survival.