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palbociclib (04-24-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: palbociclib Trade Name: Ibrance® For which conditions is this drug approved? Ibrance is approved in combination with the medicine Femara® (letrozole) for the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast... Continue Reading

Panobinostat (04-22-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Panobinostat Trade Name: Farydak® For which conditions is this drug approved? Farydak® is approved for use, in combination with Velcade® (bortezomib) and dexamethasone, in people with multiple myeloma after... Continue Reading

pembrolizumab (11-14-2014)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: pembrolizumab Trade Name: Keytruda® For which conditions is this drug approved? Keytruda is approved for: a) initial treatment of metastatic melanoma, melanoma that is unresectable and metastatic melanoma with... Continue Reading

Pomalidomide (11-8-2014)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:Pomalidomide Trade Name: Pomalyst® For which conditions is this drug approved?Pomalyst is indicated for patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including Revlimid® (lenalidomide)... Continue Reading

Pomalyst® (11-8-2014)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:Pomalidomide Trade Name: Pomalyst® For which conditions is this drug approved?Pomalyst is indicated for patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including Revlimid® (lenalidomide)... Continue Reading

Pulse oximetry (10-29-2014) Photoelectric device which measures the percent of oxygenation in the blood using a clip on the finger. Also measures the heart rate. ... Continue Reading

Proctosigmoidectomy (10-29-2014) An operation that removes a diseased section of the rectum and sigmoid colon. ... Continue Reading

Portal hypertension (colon) (10-29-2014)

An increase in the pressure within the portal vein (the vein that carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver.) This increase in pressure is caused by a blockage of blood flow through the liver. Increased pressure in the portal vein causes large... Continue Reading

Peptic ulcer disease (10-29-2014) A disorder in which sores or ulcers form on the tissue lining the stomach or the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). ... Continue Reading

Pancreatitis (10-29-2014)

A rare disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. The pancreas, a gland which produces enzymes to digest food, is located next to the duodenum and behind the stomach. The most common causes for pancreatitis are alcohol and gallstones. There are two... Continue Reading

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