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May 07, 2021 · Clinical Team
Pregabalin extended-release (ER) tablets, the generic formulation of Lyrica® CR, was released on April 13, 2021, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read more...
May 03, 2021 · Clinical Team
When injured persons receive physical therapy early in the claim, multiple industry data sources show use of opioids and other pain medications and surgeries are reduced along with time away from work. Read more...
April 28, 2021 · Clinical Team
The generic formulation of Hysingla® ER, hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release (ER) tablets, was released in March 2021 according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Hysingla ER is FDA-approved for the treatment of severe pain in patients who require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid analgesic treatment. Read more...
April 01, 2021 · Clinical Team
On March 31, 2021, the ODG Drug Formulary (Appendix A) will change the status of several medications, including, but not limited to, skeletal muscle relaxants (SMR). Read more...
February 15, 2021 · Clinical Team
The first brand alternative of Amitiza® – lubiprostone 8 mcg and 24 mcg capsules – is now available. Endo International plc announced that lubiprostone will be marketed under one of its operating companies, Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., on January 4, 2021. Read more...
November 24, 2020 · Clinical Team
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of the Lucira™ COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on November 17, 2020.  This is the first at-home nasal swab test kit to detect SARS-CoV-2  the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read more...
October 30, 2020 · Clinical Team
Evzio auto-injector and naloxone auto-injector have been discontinued and will no longer be available, according to kaléo Inc. (kaléo). According to information Optum has obtained from kaléo, previously dispensed Evzio and its authorized generic are still safe to use until their expiration dates. In addition, pharmacies may dispense current stock, but future refills will not likely be available. Read more...
October 26, 2020 · Clinical Team
Veklury® (remdesivir) is the first medication to be approved for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 22, 2020. Read more...
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