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FDA Medwatch Alert: Ocaliva (obeticholic acid): Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Serious Liver Injury

Posted 22 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is warning that the liver disease medicine Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) is being incorrectly dosed in some patients with moderate to severe decreases in liver function, resulting in an increased risk of serious liver injury and death. These patients are receiving excessive dosing, particularly a higher frequency of dosing than is recommended in the drug label for them. Ocaliva may also ...

Ocaliva Approved for Rare Liver Disease

Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 – Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare chronic liver disease called primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). The disease causes the liver's small bile ducts to become inflamed, ultimately destroying the ducts and leading to cirrhosis, which is scarring of the liver. Over time, this leads to a potentially deadly loss ...

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) for Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Posted 8 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

NEW YORK, May 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICPT), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat non-viral, progressive liver diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) for the treatment of primary ...

Substance Abuse, Suicide Killing More White, Middle-Aged Americans: Report

Posted 2 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 – A largely unnoticed "epidemic" is killing white, middle-aged Americans in growing numbers, a new analysis reveals. Princeton University researchers report that the overall death rate of white adults in midlife has risen sharply over the past 15 years, largely because of drug and alcohol overdoses, suicide, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver. The tally is on ...

Liver Damage From Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Thought

Posted 27 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 – Severe liver damage may be four times more common among Americans with the liver infection hepatitis C than previously believed, a new study suggests. Analyzing nearly 9,800 patients with hepatitis C, researchers learned that using a biopsy alone to reveal liver cirrhosis – indicating scarring in the organ – is likely to seriously underestimate its prevalence. The ...

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