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FDA Approves Soliris (eculizumab) for the Treatment of Patients with Generalized Myasthenia Gravis (GMG)

Posted 26 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE) October 23, 2017 --Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Soliris (eculizumab) as a treatment for adult patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who are anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive. In the Phase 3 REGAIN study and its ongoing open-label extension ...

Surgery Effective Against Immune Disorder That Weakens Muscles

Posted 11 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 – Removing the thymus gland is an effective treatment for myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder that causes life-threatening muscle weakness, researchers report. Since the 1940s, doctors have been surgically removing the thymus gland – a procedure called thymectomy – as a means of treating myasthenia gravis. But this has been done based on research indicating the ...

FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it's strengthening label warnings on a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones because the drugs can lead to disabling side effects, including long-term nerve damage and ruptured tendons. The agency also cautioned that these bacteria-fighting drugs – including levofloxacin (Levaquin) and ciprofloxacin ...

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