Specialty Pharmacy News

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PhRMA adds 2 VPs

Mike Hotra joins the organization as VP of its public affairs team, and Ken McKay is the advocacy organization’s new VP state government affairs. 

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FDA approves new indication for Amgen’s Vectibix

Along with the new indication, the Food and Drug Administration DA approved a next-generation sequencing-based test to identify the RAS mutation status of a patient’s tumor, which Amgen said helps identify patients who would benefit from treatment with Vectibix. 

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FDA approves Genentech’s Rituxan Hycela

Rituxan Hycela contains hyaluronidase human, an enzyme that helps with the subcutaneous delivery of Rituxan's active ingredient, rituximab, allowing for faster administration compared with intravenous Rituxan.