Author Archives: Laura Benson

Setting limits: What’s good for your waist may also be good for your (brown/white bagging) waste. It’s a new year! While packing my lunch these days, I find myself setting better limits.  In an attempt to prevent waist expansion, I check off my limits: 30 grams carbohydrate from grains 20 from fruit a fat limit […]

RJHS – Drug Alert FDA Drug Approval – lutetium Lu 177 dotatate ( LUTATHERA ®) Generic Name Brand Name Manufacturer Approval Date Anticipated Availability Accelerated Review lutetium Lu 177 dotatate Lutathera Advanced Accelerator Applications USA. Inc. 1/26/2018 Not available Priority Review with Orphan Drug Designation Labeled Indication: Treatment of somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), […]

What value did the manufacturer place on bleed prevention with Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) versus on-demand treatment with current bypassing agents? On November 16, 2017, the FDA announced the approval of Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh), a first-in-class monoclonal antibody for the prevention or reduction in the frequency of bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A who have factor VIII […]

Did you know : that healthcare fraud estimates in the United States exceed $68 billion annually? Did you know : the Federal Government won or negotiated over $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments and settlements worth a total of over $1.9 billion in FY 2015? Did you know : that when differentiating fraud from waste and abuse, the […]