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Authors

  1. HUSSAR, DANIEL A. PHD

Abstract

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

 

* aliskiren hemifumarate, the first direct renin inhibitor for treating hypertension

 

* lapatinib, approved for metastatic breast cancer

 

* rotigotine, the first transdermal patch for Parkinson's disease.

 

 

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.