Da Hee Han, PharmD

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FDA: Unapproved Genetic Tests Claim to Predict Drug Response

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to Inova Genomics Laboratory for the illegal marketing of pharmacogenetic tests for predicting medication response to antidepressants, opioids, cancer therapy, anesthesia, and diabetes treatments. The warning letter describes how Inova’s MediMap tests are being falsely marketed to predict drug response to aid in making treatment decisions…

Long-Acting Atypical Antipsychotics Compared in Patients Experiencing an Acute Exacerbation of Schizophrenia

Results from the phase 3b ALPINE study, which evaluated Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil; Alkermes) and Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate; Janssen) in patients experiencing an acute exacerbation of schizophrenia, showed that both of these long-acting injectable treatments effectively controlled schizophrenia symptoms

Zulresso Approved as First Treatment for Postpartum Depression

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zulresso (brexanolone; Sage Therapeutics) injection for the treatment of postpartum depression in adult women, the first drug to be approved for this indication. Zulresso, an analogue of the endogenous human hormone allopregnanolone, is intended for continuous intravenous (IV) infusion over 2.5 days following a titration schedule. It…

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