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AAPS Open     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
AboutOpen     Open Access  
ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Pharmaceutica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Pharmaceutica Indonesia     Open Access  
Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Pharmacologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Physiologica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription  
Actualites Pharmaceutiques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 96)
Advanced Herbal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advanced Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Pharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Pharmacology and Pharmacy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Traditional Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
AJP : The Australian Journal of Pharmacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Alternatives to Laboratory Animals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Journal of Drug Discovery and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
American Journal of Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Analytical Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Annales Pharmaceutiques Francaises     Full-text available via subscription  
Annals of Pharmacotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Anti-Infective Agents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Antibiotics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Antibody Therapeutics     Open Access  
Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antiviral Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Applied Clinical Trials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Archiv der Pharmazie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Drug Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Pharmacal Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Razi Institute     Open Access  
Archivos Venezolanos de Farmacología y Terapéutica     Open Access  
Ars Pharmaceutica     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Researches     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Health Care     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access  
ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Pharmacist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal  
Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology     Open Access  
Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Behavioural Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bioanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Biochemical Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
BioDrugs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Biomarkers in Drug Development     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Biomaterials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Biomedical and Environmental Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biometrical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Biopharm International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Biopharmaceutics and Drug Disposition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
BMC Pharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
British Journal of Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
British Journal of Pharmacy (BJPharm)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CADTH Technology Overviews     Free  
Canadian Journal of Pain     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Pharmacists Journal / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals     Hybrid Journal  
Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cephalalgia Reports     Open Access  
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Chemical Research in Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
ChemMedChem     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Chemotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Herbal Medicines     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis     Full-text available via subscription  
Ciencia e Investigación     Open Access  
Ciência Equatorial     Open Access  
Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clinical and Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Complementary Medicine and Pharmacology     Open Access  
Clinical Drug Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Therapeutics     Open Access  
Clinical Neuropharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Pharmacist     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Clinical Pharmacokinetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Clinical Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Clinical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
CNS Drug Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CNS Drugs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Combination Products in Therapy     Open Access  
Consultant Pharmacist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Consumer Drugs     Full-text available via subscription  
Contract Pharma     Full-text available via subscription  
Cosmetics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CPT : Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Critical Reviews in Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Current Bioactive Compounds     Hybrid Journal  
Current Cancer Therapy Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Clinical Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Drug Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Drug Discovery Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Drug Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Drug Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Current Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Drug Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Enzyme Inhibition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Medical Science     Hybrid Journal  
Current Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Molecular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal  
Current Nanoscience     Hybrid Journal  
Current Neuropharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Opinion in Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current Pharmaceutical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Current Pharmaceutical Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Pharmacology Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Protocols in Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal  
Current Radiopharmaceuticals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Research in Drug Discovery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Research in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Therapeutic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Current trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access  
Die Pharmazie - An International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Dose-Response     Open Access  
Drug and Chemical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Drug Delivery     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Drug Delivery and Translational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drug Design, Development and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Drug Development Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Drug Discovery Today: Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Drug Metabolism and Disposition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Drug Metabolism Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drug Metabolism Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Drug Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drug Resistance Updates     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drug Safety     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 82)
Drug Safety - Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Drug Target Insights     Open Access  
Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Drugs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 115)
Drugs & Aging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Drugs & Therapy Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Drugs : Real World Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Drugs and Therapy Studies     Open Access  
Drugs in R & D     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Drugs of the Future     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
East and Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access  
EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry     Open Access  
EMC - Cosmetologia Medica e Medicina degli Inestetismi Cutanei     Full-text available via subscription  
Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health     Open Access  
Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Epilepsy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
EUREKA : Health Sciences     Open Access  
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy : Science and Practice (EJHP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Medicinal Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Journal of Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Neuropsychopharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)

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  • Pralsetinib: A Review in Advanced RET Fusion-Positive NSCLC

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      Abstract: Abstract Activating mutations in the proto-oncogene RET have been identified as an oncogenic driver of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a small subset of patients. Pralsetinib (Gavreto®) is an orally-administered, next-generation, small-molecule selective RET inhibitor that is approved for the treatment of RET fusion-positive metastatic NSCLC. In the pivotal phase I/II ARROW trial, pralsetinib demonstrated rapid and durable anti-tumour activity in patients with advanced RET fusion-positive NSCLC who were previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy or were treatment-naïve. Pralsetinib also showed clinical activity against intracranial metastases arising from NSCLC. Pralsetinib had a manageable tolerability profile, with the most common grade 3 treatment-related adverse events being neutropenia, hypertension, anaemia and decreased white blood cell count. Currently available data indicate that pralsetinib is a promising new targeted treatment option for patients with advanced RET fusion-positive NSCLC.
      PubDate: 2022-05-19
       
  • Pacritinib: First Approval

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      Abstract: Pacritinib (VONJO™) is an orally administered, small molecule kinase inhibitor being developed by CTI BioPharma for the treatment of myelofibrosis and graft-versus-host disease. Pacritinib received its first approval in February 2022 in the USA for the treatment of adults with intermediate- or high-risk primary or secondary (post-polycythemia vera or post-essential thrombocythemia) myelofibrosis with a platelet count below 50 × 109/L. The accelerated approval was based on results from the randomized, active-controlled, phase III PERSIST-2 trial, in which spleen volume reduction was demonstrated in pacritinib recipients. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of pacritinib leading to this first approval for myelofibrosis.
      PubDate: 2022-05-14
       
  • Nivolumab Plus Relatlimab: First Approval

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      Abstract: Nivolumab plus relatlimab (nivolumab and relatlimab-rmbw; Opdualag™) is a fixed-dose, combination immunotherapy treatment being developed by Bristol Myers Squibb for the treatment of multiple types of advanced cancers. Both drugs are immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) monoclonal antibodies developed to target immune checkpoints, with nivolumab targeting the programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) receptor and relatlimab being a newly developed, first-in-class drug targeting the lymphocyte-activation gene 3 (LAG-3) protein. In March 2022, nivolumab plus relatlimab received its first approval in the USA for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma in adult patients and paediatric patients aged ≥ 12 years who weigh ≥ 40 kg. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of this combination therapy leading to this first approval for unresectable or metastatic melanoma.
      PubDate: 2022-05-11
       
  • PARP Inhibition, a New Therapeutic Avenue in Patients with Prostate Cancer

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      Abstract: Up to 25% of patients with metastatic prostate cancer present with germline or somatic DNA damage repair alterations, some of which are associated with aggressive disease and poor outcomes. New data have brought poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors into sharp focus in the treatment of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Olaparib improved survival after at least one new hormonal therapy (NHT) in a cohort of patients harboring BRCA1, BRCA2 or ATM mutations in the PROfound trial, while rucaparib, talazoparib and niraparib demonstrated compelling activity in phase II trials. While patients with prostate cancer and BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations may derive greatest benefit of PARP inhibition, the magnitude of benefit seems much lower in the context of most other homologous recombination gene mutations. Several PARP inhibitors are currently developed in combination with conventional therapy, including chemotherapy, NHT, and alpha-particle emitters, at different disease stages. Herein, we review the rationale for PARP inhibition in patients with prostate cancer, discuss the impact of PARP inhibitors on outcomes, and explore underlying challenges for future developments.
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
       
  • Lupus Nephritis: Improving Treatment Options

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      Abstract: Abstract Despite improvements in patient and renal death rates following the introduction of potent immunosuppressive drugs in earlier decades, a sizeable fraction of patients with lupus nephritis is burdened with suboptimal or delayed responses, relapses, chronic use of glucocorticoids and accrual of renal (chronic renal insufficiency) and extra-renal organ damage. The recently approved combinatory treatments comprising belimumab or voclosporin added to conventional agents, especially mycophenolate, hold promise for further improving disease outcomes and enabling a faster steroid tapering, thus being relevant to the treat-to-target context. However, it remains uncertain whether these dual regimens should become the first-line choice for all patients or instead be prioritized to certain subgroups. In the present article, we summarize the existing lupus nephritis management recommendations, followed by a critical appraisal of the randomized trials of belimumab and voclosporin, as well as the available data on obinutuzumab and other novel compounds under development. We conclude that pending the identification of accurate clinical, histological, or translational predictors for guiding personalized decisions, it is of utmost importance that lupus nephritis patients are monitored closely with appropriate treatment adjustments aiming at a prompt, deep response to ensure long-term preservation of kidney function.
      PubDate: 2022-04-29
       
  • Correction to: Benefits and Harms of ‘Smart Drugs’
           (Nootropics) in Healthy Individuals

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      PubDate: 2022-04-27
       
  • Correction to: Daridorexant: First Approval

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      PubDate: 2022-04-27
       
  • Faricimab: First Approval

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      Abstract: Abstract Faricimab (faricimab-svoa; Vabysmo™) is a bispecific antibody that binds to and inhibits both vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A and angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2). Administered by intravitreal injection, faricimab is being developed by Roche/Genentech for use in the treatment of retinal vascular diseases. In January 2022 faricimab received its first approvals, in the USA, for use in the treatment of patients with neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) or diabetic macular edema (DME). Faricimab has also recently been approved in Japan, and is currently under regulatory review in the EU, for use in nAMD and DME. Phase III clinical development of faricimab for use in the treatment of nAMD, DME, and macular edema due to retinal vein occlusion is continuing in multiple other countries worldwide. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of faricimab leading to these first approvals for nAMD and DME in the USA.
      PubDate: 2022-04-26
       
  • Daratumumab: A Review in Newly Diagnosed Systemic Light Chain Amyloidosis

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      Abstract: Abstract Subcutaneous daratumumab (DARZALEX®) co-formulated with recombinant human hyaluronidase (DARZALEX FASPRO®) is approved in several countries, including the USA and those of the EU, for use in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis. Daratumumab is a CD38-targeting, human IgG1κ monoclonal antibody. In the pivotal phase III ANDROMEDA trial in adults with newly diagnosed systemic AL amyloidosis, the addition of daratumumab to bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone significantly increased the proportion of patients achieving a haematological complete response relative to bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone alone (primary endpoint). Daratumumab combination therapy produced rapid and deep haematological responses which were associated with improved major organ deterioration progression-free survival (PFS). The addition of daratumumab also led to higher cardiac and renal response rates at 6 and 12 months. Daratumumab had an acceptable tolerability profile when used as combination therapy. Therefore, daratumumab in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone represents an important emerging first-line treatment option for patients with systemic AL amyloidosis.
      PubDate: 2022-04-13
       
  • Adverse Events Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Overview of
           Systematic Reviews

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      Abstract: Background Recognition and management of adverse events (AEs) associated with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) use by cancer patients requires expertise from multiple disciplines. Greater awareness of potential AEs may result in earlier recognition, appropriate management, and better patient outcomes. Objective The primary objective of this overview of systematic reviews was to synthesize and consolidate systematic review evidence describing the incidence proportion and severity of AEs associated with various ICI therapies across different cancers. Methods A systematic literature search of four databases was conducted to identify systematic reviews that describe the incidence proportion and severity of AEs related to ICI therapy in cancer patients. A systematic review was eligible if it included adults with cancer; on ICI alone or in combination with another ICI, chemotherapy, or targeted therapy; severity (graded according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events) and incidence proportion of AEs and whether it reported its eligibility criteria. AEs of interest were identified through an iterative ranking exercise by key stakeholders and knowledge users. Extraction of PICOTTS elements and quality indicators (AMSTAR-2) were used to manage overlap of primary studies across systematic reviews at the outcome level. Cancer subtypes were mapped to drug class and AE severity. Results Overall, 129 systematic reviews met the inclusion criteria for data mapping. Systematic reviews reported incidence proportions for more than 76 AEs, of which 34 were identified as AEs of interest. After overlap assessment, 65 systematic reviews were chosen for data extraction. The three AEs with the highest median incidence were fatigue (18.3%, interquartile range [IQR] 15.0–28.0%), diarrhea (15.3%, IQR 9.7–29.2%) and rash (14.4%, IQR 10.3–19.2%). The three AEs (high-grade) with the highest median incidence were diarrhea (1.5%, IQR 1.2–6.0%), colitis (1.3%, IQR 0.6–6.1%) and neutropenia (1.2%, IQR 0.4–3.3%). Incidence proportions of high-grade AEs were often considerably lower than all-grade AEs and combination therapy (ICI combinations or combinations of ICI with chemotherapy or targeted therapy) was responsible for some of the highest incidence proportions regardless of AE. Rare AEs and certain cancer subtypes were not well reported. Conclusions Early recognition of AEs associated with ICIs requires expertise from diverse specialists, not just oncologists. Greater awareness of potential AEs may result in earlier recognition, appropriate management, and better patient outcomes. PROSPERO Registration CRD42021231593.
      PubDate: 2022-04-13
       
  • Targeting Acquired and Intrinsic Resistance Mechanisms in Epidermal Growth
           Factor Receptor Mutant Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

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      Abstract: Abstract Over the past 2 decades, rapid advances in molecular profiling and the development of targeted therapies have dramatically improved the clinical course of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene are found in about a third of patients with advanced NSCLC, and the approval of first-generation EGFR targeted kinase inhibitors significantly improved survival when compared with platinum-based doublet chemotherapy (PBC), the previous standard of care. Inevitably, selective pressure from first-generation EGFR inhibitors led to acquired resistance mechanisms, such as the T790M mutation. The advent of third-generation EGFR inhibitors (e.g., osimertinib) successfully overcame the T790M resistance mechanism, and osimertinib subsequently became the first-line therapy for EGFR mutant NSCLC. Currently, research in EGFR mutant NSCLC is primarily focused on targeting resistance mechanisms to osimertinib. Over the past several years, many important acquired and intrinsic mechanisms of resistance to osimertinib have been identified. Acquired resistance mechanisms include C797X, mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (MET) amplification, HER2/HER3 amplification, phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway mutations, RAS/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway mutations, cell–cycle gene alterations, oncogenic fusions, and histologic transformations. An important intrinsic resistance mechanism to osimertinib is the EGFR exon 20 insertion mutation, which is sensitive to the newly Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved tyrosine kinase inhibitor mobocertinib and the EGFR/MET bispecific antibody amivantamab. This review article aims to (1) summarize the advances in the treatment of EGFR mutant NSCLC, (2) delineate known resistance mechanisms to the current first-line therapy, osimertinib, and (3) describe the development of targeted drugs that aim to overcome these resistance mechanisms.
      PubDate: 2022-04-12
       
  • Pharmacological Treatment for Pedophilic Disorder and Compulsive Sexual
           Behavior Disorder: A Review

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      Abstract: Abstract Guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of paraphilic disorders have historically been based on data from forensic settings and on risk levels for sexual crime. However, emerging treatment options are being evaluated for individuals experiencing distress because of their sexual urges and preferences, targeting both paraphilic disorders such as pedophilic disorder (PeD) and the new diagnosis of compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD) included in the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11). As in other mental disorders, this may enable individualized pharmacological treatment plans, taking into account components of sexuality (e.g. high libido, compulsivity, anxiety-driven/sex as coping), medical and psychiatric comorbidity, adverse effects and patient preferences. In order to expand on previous reviews, we conducted a literature search focusing on randomized controlled trials of pharmacological treatment for persons likely to have PeD or CSBD. Our search was not restricted to studies involving forensic or criminal samples. Twelve studies conducted between 1974 and 2021 were identified regardless of setting (outpatient or inpatient), with only one study conducted during the last decade. Of a total of 213 participants included in these studies, 122 (57%) were likely to have PeD, 34 (16%) were likely to have a CSBD, and the remainder had unspecified paraphilias (40, 21%) or sexual offense (17, 8%) as the treatment indication. The diagnostic procedure for PeD and/or CSBD, as well as comorbid psychiatric symptoms, has been described in seven studies. The studies provide some empirical evidence that testosterone-lowering drugs reduce sexual activity for patients with PeD or CSBD, but the body of evidence is meager. There is a need for studies using larger samples, specific criteria for inclusion, longer follow-up periods, and standardized outcome measures with adherence to international reporting guidelines.
      PubDate: 2022-04-12
       
  • Sutimlimab: First Approval

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      Abstract: Abstract Sutimlimab (sutimlimab-jome; ENJAYMO™) is a humanized monoclonal antibody developed by Sanofi for the treatment of cold agglutinin disease (CAD). Sutimlimab is an immunoglobulin G, subclass 4 (IgG4) monoclonal antibody that inhibits the classical complement pathway by binding to complement protein component 1, s subcomponent (C1s), a serine protease which cleaves C4 and C2 to form the C3 convertase. Inhibition of the classical complement pathway at the level of C1s prevents deposition of complement opsonins on the surface of red blood cell (RBCs), leading to inhibition of haemolysis in patients with CAD. In February 2022, sutimlimab received its first approval in the USA to decrease the need for RBC transfusion due to haemolysis in adults with CAD. Sutimlimab is under regulatory review in Japan and the EU for CAD. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of sutimlimab leading to this first approval for CAD.
      PubDate: 2022-04-12
       
  • Pharmacotherapeutic Treatment of Glioblastoma: Where Are We to Date'

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      Abstract: The clinical management of glioblastoma (GBM) is still bereft of treatments able to significantly improve the poor prognosis of the disease. Despite the extreme clinical need for novel therapeutic drugs, only a small percentage of patients with GBM benefit from inclusion in a clinical trial. Moreover, often clinical studies do not lead to final interpretable conclusions. From the mistakes and negative results obtained in the last years, we are now able to plan a novel generation of clinical studies for patients with GBM, allowing the testing of multiple anticancer agents at the same time. This assumes critical importance, considering that, thanks to improved knowledge of altered molecular mechanisms related to the disease, we are now able to propose several potential effective compounds in patients with both newly diagnosed and recurrent GBM. Among the novel compounds assessed, the initially great enthusiasm toward trials employing immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) was disappointing due to the negative results that emerged in three randomized phase III trials. However, novel biological insights into the disease suggest that immunotherapy can be a convincing and effective treatment in GBM even if ICIs failed to prolong the survival of these patients. In this regard, the most promising approach consists of engineered immune cells such as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T, CAR M, and CAR NK alone or in combination with other treatments. In this review, we discuss several issues related to systemic treatments in GBM patients. First, we assess critical issues toward the planning of clinical trials and the strategies employed to overcome these obstacles. We then move on to the most relevant interventional studies carried out on patients with previously untreated (newly diagnosed) GBM and those with recurrent and pretreated disease. Finally, we investigate novel immunotherapeutic approaches with special emphasis on preclinical and clinical data related to the administration of engineered immune cells in GBM. Graphical
      PubDate: 2022-04-09
       
  • Correction to: Interchangeability of Biosimilars: Overcoming the Final
           Hurdles

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  • Gefapixant: First Approval

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      Abstract: Abstract Gefapixant (Lyfnua®; Merck & Co.) is a first-in-class, non-narcotic, selective P2X3 receptor antagonist being developed for the treatment of refractory chronic cough or unexplained chronic cough. Marketing approval for gefapixant is being sought in the EU and USA, and the drug was recently approved for marketing in Japan as treatment for refractory or unexplained chronic cough. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of gefapixant leading to this first approval.
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  • Correction to: Abrocitinib: First Approval

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  • Clazosentan: First Approval

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      Abstract: Abstract Clazosentan (PIVLAZ™) is a small molecule, endothelin (ET) A receptor-selective antagonist being developed by Idorsia Pharmaceuticals. ETA receptor inhibition by clazosentan decreases ET-related cerebral vasospasm, which may occur after an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Clazosentan has been approved in Japan for use in the prevention of cerebral vasospasm, vasospasm-related cerebral infarction and cerebral ischaemic symptoms after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, following the results from the JapicCTI163369 and JapicCTI163368 phase III trials. This article summarises the milestones in the development of clazosentan leading to this first approval in this indication.
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  • Sugemalimab: First Approval

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      Abstract: Abstract Sugemalimab (Cejemly® in China) is a fully human, full length, anti-programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) monoclonal antibody (mAb) that is being developed by CStone Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of advanced solid tumours and lymphoma. In December 2021, sugemalimab was approved in China for the first-line treatment of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutation and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) negative metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) administered in combination with pemetrexed and carboplatin for non-squamous NSCLC and in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin for squamous NSCLC. Sugemalimab is under regulatory review as consolidation treatment in patients with stage III NSCLC in China. Clinical studies assessing sugemalimab for the treatment of several other cancers, including liver cancer, gastric cancer, oesophageal cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma and extranodal natural killer/T cell lymphoma are underway in China, the US and Australia. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of sugemalimab leading to this first approval for the first-line treatment of EGFR gene mutation and ALK-negative metastatic NSCLC.
      PubDate: 2022-03-17
       
 
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