New Drug Approved for Cystic Fibrosis

A new inhaled antibiotic, Cayston®, recently received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Cayston was developed in collaboration with Gilead Sciences, Inc., and is the first CF drug to advance — from beginning to end — through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s drug development pipeline.

Missing Info on Drugs Can Hurt You

What You Don’t Know About a Drug Can Hurt YouUntold Numbers of Clinical-Trial Results Go Unpublished; Those That Are Made Public Can’t Always Be Believed There’s a common assumption that when a drug makes it to market, it has run a rigorous gantlet of testing and proper disclosure. Testing, yes. Disclosure — not necessarily. Findings […]

Prescription Savvy

I can’t stress the importance of double-checking medications when new or existing orders are placed. So many people just take the prescription and head to the pharmacist; never checking the accuracy of the prescription itself. All too often, the hospital sends in a direct prescription order to the retail or mail order pharmacies without the […]