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Macitentan (Opsumit®) is a novel dual endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA) with sustained receptor binding properties developed by Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. In October 2013, oral macitentan 10 mg once daily received its first global approval in the US, followed closely by Canada, for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The drug has(More)
The anti-interleukin-6 (IL-6) chimeric monoclonal antibody siltuximab is the first drug to be approved for the treatment of multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) in the US and European union (EU), having gained approval under the FDA priority review program in the US and from an accelerated assessment and recommendation by the Committee for Medicinal(More)
A non-lacquer 10% topical solution of efinaconazole, developed by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, received its first global approval in Canada in October 2013 for the treatment of onychomycosis. The product is under regulatory review in the US and Japan. The mechanism of anti-fungal activity of efinaconazole, a small-molecule triazole compound,(More)
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