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Publication Updates

14 Sep
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Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference September 2021 Update

This update contains 3 new monographs. Preparations have been updated for 7 countries.

New monographs:

• Bempedoic acid is an ACL inhibitor used in the management of primary hypercholesterolaemia, mixed dyslipidaemia, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

• Filgotinib is an orally active Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor used as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) in the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.

• Risdiplam is a disease-modifying therapy that increases production of functional survival motor neuron protein and is used in the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy.

Proprietary Preparations and Manufacturers updated for the following countries and regions:

• Czech Republic
• Finland
• Netherlands
• South Africa
• Thailand
• UK†
• USA†

† Countries updated on an ongoing basis

08 Jun
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Martindale June 2021 Update

This update contains 3 new monographs. Preparations have been updated for 9 countries.

New monographs:

• Brolucizumab, a recombinant humanised monoclonal antibody fragment that binds to and inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), is used for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration.

• COVID-19 vaccines are used for active immunisation against COVID-19 disease.

• Enfortumab vedotin is an antibody-drug conjugate used for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer.

Notable revisions:

• New treatment review for COVID-19 infection.

Updated names, synonyms and codes; official standards; official preparations:

• Entries for the British Pharmacopoeia have been updated for BP 2020 and BP (Vet) 2020.

Proprietary Preparations and Manufacturers updated for the following countries and regions:

• Belgium
• India
• Ireland
• Norway
• Philippines
• UAE
• UK†
• USA†
• Venezuela

† Countries updated on an ongoing basis

09 Mar
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Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference March 2021 Update

This update contains 3 new monographs and 1 existing monograph has been updated. Preparations have been updated for 4 countries.

New monographs:
• Elapegademase is a recombinant form of the pegylated enzyme adenosine deaminase (pegademase). It is used in the treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency disease associated with a deficiency of adenosine deaminase.
• Lefamulin is a pleuromutilin antibacterial used for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.
• Vestronidase alfa is a recombinant human lysosomal beta-glucuronidase used as enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of the non-neurological manifestations of mucopolysaccharidosis VII.

Notable revisions:
• Dexamethasone is being tried in the treatment of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) infection.

Updated names, synonyms and codes; official standards; official preparations:
• Entries for USP and USNF have been updated for USP 43-USNF 38

Proprietary Preparations and Manufacturers updated for the following countries and regions:
• Brazil
• Hong Kong
• UK†
• USA†
† Countries updated on an ongoing basis

08 Dec
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Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference December 2020 Update

This update contains 5 new monographs and 1 existing monograph has been updated. Preparations have been updated for 7 countries.

New monographs:

• Crizanlizumab is a human immunoglobulin G2 monoclonal antibody, that binds to P-selectin, used to reduce the frequency of vaso-occlusive crises in sickle-cell disease.

• Elexacaftor is a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein corrector used with ivacaftor and tezacaftor in the treatment of cystic fibrosis in patients who have at least one F508del mutation in the CFTR gene.

• Lumateperone is an atypical antipsychotic used for the treatment of schizophrenia.

• Teprotumumab is a recombinant human monoclonal antibody, directed against the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor, used for the treatment of thyroid eye disease (Graves’ ophthalmopathy).

• Trifarotene is a retinoid analogue used topically in the treatment of acne vulgaris of the face and body.

Notable revision:

• Eltrombopag is used with standard immunosuppressive therapy for the first-line treatment of patients aged 2 years and older with severe aplastic anaemia.

Proprietary Preparations and Manufacturers updated for the following countries and regions:

• Argentina
• Australia
• Greece
• Malaysia
• Portugal
• USA†
• UK†
† Countries updated on an ongoing basis

08 Sep
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Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference September 2020 Update

This update contains 5 new monographs. Preparations have been updated for 7 countries.

New monographs:

• Cefiderocol is a siderophore cephalosporin approved for the treatment of infections due to aerobic Gram-negative organisms in adults with limited treatment options.

• Givosiran, a small interfering RNA, that is used in the treatment of acute hepatic porphyria.

• Lasmiditan is a selective serotonin agonist and can be used to treat acute migraine.

• Luspatercept is a recombinant fusion protein that acts as an erythroid maturation agent. It is used to treat transfusion-dependent anaemia associated with beta-thalassaemia or myelodysplastic syndromes.

• Voxelotor is a haemoglobin oxygen-affinity modulator in the management of sickle-cell disease.

Proprietary Preparations and Manufacturers updated for the following countries and regions:

• Hungary
• Indonesia
• New Zealand
• Russia
• Turkey
• USA†
• UK†
† Countries updated on an ongoing basis

 
09 Jun
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Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference June 2020 Update

This update contains 1 new monograph and 2 existing monographs have been updated. Preparations have been updated for 7 countries.  

New monographs: 

  • Remdesivir is a nucleotide RNA polymerase inhibitor with antiviral activity that is being tried in the treatment of severe COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) infection.

Notable revisions: 

  • Chloroquine is being tried in the treatment of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) infection.
  • Hydroxychloroquine is being tried in the treatment of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) infection.

Proprietary Preparations and Manufacturers updated for the following countries and regions: 

  • Chile
  • France
  • Monaco
  • India
  • Ukraine
  • USA
  • UK

† Countries updated on an ongoing basis 

 

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