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Journal Cover The Medical Letter
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   ISSN (Print) 0025-732X - ISSN (Online) 1523-2859
   Published by The Medical Letter, Inc Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Ciprofloxacin (Otiprio) for Tympanostomy Tube Insertion
    • Authors: admin
      Abstract: Date:  May 23, 2016 Issue #:  1495 Summary:  The FDA has approved ciprofloxacin 6% otic suspension (Otiprio – Otonomy) for single-dose prophylaxis in children with bilateral otitis media with effusion who are undergoing tympanostomy tube placement. It is the first drug to be approved for this indication in the US. Otic formulations of the fluoroquinolone antibiotics ofloxacin (Floxin Otic, and generics) and ciprofloxacin (plus dexamethasone; Ciprodex) have been available for years for treatment of acute otitis media in children with tympanostomy tubes; an otic suspension containing ciprofloxacin and fluocinolone acetonide (Otovel) has recently been approved for the same indication and will be reviewed in a future issue.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2016 12:03:26 +000
       
  • QuilliChew ER - Extended-Release Chewable Methylphenidate Tablets
    • Authors: admin
      Abstract: Date:  May 23, 2016 Issue #:  1495 Summary:  The FDA has approved a once-daily, extended-release chewable tablet formulation of methylphenidate (QuilliChew ER – Pfizer) for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is the first long-acting chewable formulation of the drug to be marketed in the US. Immediate-release chewable methylphenidate tablets (Methylin, and generics) have been available since 2003.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2016 12:02:58 +000
       
  • Three New Drugs for Multiple Myeloma (online only)
    • Authors: admin
      Abstract: Date:  May 23, 2016 Issue #:  1495 Summary:  The FDA recently approved ixazomib (Ninlaro – Takeda), daratumumab (Darzalex – Janssen Biotech), and elotuzumab (Empliciti – BMS) for treatment of relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2016 12:02:21 +000
       
  • Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Surgery
    • Authors: admin
      Abstract: Date:  May 23, 2016 Issue #:  1495 Summary:  Antimicrobial prophylaxis can decrease the incidence of postoperative surgical site infection after some procedures. Since the last Medical Letter article on this subject, consensus guidelines have been published. Recommendations for prophylaxis in specific surgical procedures are listed in Table 1.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 May 2016 12:01:51 +000
       
 
 
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