Kathryn Wheeler, PharmD, BCPS
Kathryn Wheeler, PharmD, BCPS, is assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, Conn.
First in Class Drug for Glaucoma: What Pharmacists Need to Know
First in Class Drug for Glaucoma: What Pharmacists Need to Know
Netarsudil opthalmis solution (Rhopressa, Aerie Pharmaceuticals), is approved by the FDA for treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Neratinib for Early Stage  Breast Cancer
Neratinib for Early Stage Breast Cancer
Neratinib (Nerlynx) is an extended adjuvant treatment for patients with early stage HER2 positive breast cancer who are receiving trastuzumab therapy.
New Drug Review: Sarilumab
New Drug Review: Sarilumab
The FDA approved Kevzara for RA patients.
New dosage form for migraine treatment
FDA approved Onzetra Xsail (Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc.)— a fast-acting, low-dose sumatriptan dry powder formulation for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.
Long-term safety of glycopyrrolate: A randomized study of COPD patients
Glycopyrrolate bromide is a quick-onset long-acting muscarinic antagonist bronchodilator with FDA approval for use as maintenance treatment of COPD. Seebri Neohaler is approved for use at a dose of 15.6 ug inhaled twice daily.
Dual therapy strategies for COPD: The scientific rationale for LAMA & LABA
There is a growing group of LAMA/LABA combination therapies in development. Investigations into the risks and benefits of LAMA/LABA therapy have demonstrated benefits.
Umeclidinium triple therapy for patients with COPD: Two studies
Both studies demonstrated statistical improvements in trough FEV1 at day 85.
COPD and pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation at the VA: Study
Use of tobacco-cessation therapy was low. The study found several negative factors — and two positive predictors.
New drug approved for gout maintenance therapy
Lesinurad is indicated as an adjunctive treatment when a xanthine oxidase inhibitor alone is not producing desired results.
New adjunctive medication for eosinophilic asthma
FDA has approved mepolizumab for adjunctive maintenance treatment of severe asthma in patients 12 years of age and older with markers of eosinophilic asthma.