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New drugs 09, part 2

In this article, you’ll learn about six new drugs, including: • clevidipine, an I.V. antihypertensive for use when oral medication isn’t feasible • romiplostim and eltrombopag olamine, new agents for chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura • C1 inhibitor (human) for hereditary angioedema. Unless otherwise specified, the information in the following summaries applies to adults, not children. Consult the package insert for information about each drug’s safety during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Also consult a pharmacist, the package insert, or a comprehensive drug reference for more details on precautions, drug interactions, and adverse reactions* for all these drugs

quiz 40; Jun;39(6):33-39

Available online at: http://journals.lww.com/psnjournalonline/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2009&issue=10000&article=00014&type=abstract (small fee)

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