News in brief - January 2014

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

The sodium chloride solution in NaCl 5% eye drops is hypertonic to help draw excess fluid out of the cornea | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The sodium chloride solution in NaCl 5% eye drops is hypertonic to help draw excess fluid out of the cornea | SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
  • NaCl (sodium chloride 5% preservative-free single dose eye drops) has been launched by Essential Pharmaceuticals for the short-term treatment of corneal oedema.
  • Yervoy (ipilimumab) is now licensed for use as first-line treatment in advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults.

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