News in brief - October 2014 (updated)

Other new launches, licence changes and updates relevant to general practice.

Bemfola is available as a single-use, prefilled pen in a variety of doses and is administered by subcutaneous injection.
Bemfola is available as a single-use, prefilled pen in a variety of doses and is administered by subcutaneous injection.
  • Stirling Anglian has launched theiCal-d3, a high-dose, once-daily chewable tablet containing 2.5g calcium carbonate and 880iu vitamin D3.
  • A follitropin alfa biosimilar, Bemfola, is now available for the treatment of fertility disorders in men and women.
  • The triple antiretroviral combination tablet Triumeq (dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine) has been launched for the treatment of HIV in adults and children from 12 years.
  • A combination pack containing one mifepristone tablet and four misoprostol vaginal tablets (Medabon) is now available for the termination of pregnancy in women with ≤63 days' amenorrhoea.
  • Daraprim (pyrimethamine) is no longer licensed for malaria prophylaxis. It remains available for the treatment of toxoplasmosis in combination with a sulfonamide.
  • Ozurdex (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) has received an additional indication for the treatment of diabetic macular oedema in pseudophakic patients or if non-corticosteroid therapy is inadequate or unsuitable.

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