The August update to the AHFS Patient Medication Information (PMI) database has been published. Highlights of the update include:
New PMI Monographs
- Midostaurin (Rydapt®)
- Midostaurin is used with other chemotherapy drugs to treat certain types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML; a type of cancer of the white blood cells). Midostaurin is also used to certain types of mastocytosis (a blood disorder in which there are too many mast cells [a certain kind of white blood cell]).
- Sarilumab Injection (Kevzara®)
- Sarilumab injection is used alone or with other medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA: condition in which the body attacks its own joints causing pain, swelling, and loss of function).
FDA MedWatch Alert Revisions