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Authors

  1. HUSSAR, DANIEL A. PHD

Abstract

IN THIS ARTICLE, you'll learn about nine new drugs, including:

 

* Prussian blue, which could protect people from radiation exposure following an act of biochemical terrorism

 

* bevacizumab, a new monoclonal antibody and the first angiogenesis inhibitor for colorectal cancer

 

* cinacalcet HCl, the first calcimimetic drug for treating hyperparathyroidism.

 

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 the package insert, a pharmacist, or a comprehensive drug reference for more details on precautions, drug interactions, and adverse reactions* for all these drugs.

 

SELECTED REFERENCES

 

Drug Facts and Comparisons. St. Louis, Mo., Facts and Comparisons, Inc., 2005.

 

Nursing2005 Drug Handbook. Ambler, Pa., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

 

Physicians' Desk Reference, 59th edition. Montvale, N.J., Medical Economics, 2005.

 

The author has disclosed that he has no significant relationship with or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.