Top 10 for 2020

#1 Dual-Acting Osteoporosis Drug

#1 Dual-Acting Osteoporosis Drug

Providing more bone-strengthening power, the recent FDA approval of a new dual-acting drug is giving patients with osteoporosis more control in preventing additional fractures.


#2 Expanded Use of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

#2 Expanded Use of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

Expanding the approval of a minimally invasive valve repair device to a population of patients who have failed to get symptom relief from other therapies provides an important new treatment option.


#3 Inaugural Treatment for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy

#3 Inaugural Treatment for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy

Following Fast-Track and Breakthrough designations in 2017 and 2018, 2019 marked the FDA approval of tafamidis, the first-ever medication for treatment of this increasingly recognized condition.


#4 Therapy for Peanut Allergies

#4 Therapy for Peanut Allergies

Development of a new oral immunotherapy medication to gradually build tolerance to peanut exposure holds the opportunity to lend protection against attack.


#5 Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation

#5 Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation

Closed-loop stimulation is allowing for better communication between the device and the spinal cord providing more optimal stimulation and relief of pain.


#6 Biologics in Orthopaedic Repair

#6 Biologics in Orthopaedic Repair

Biologics – cells, blood components, growth factors, and other natural substances – are finding their way into orthopaedic care, allowing for the possibility of expedited improved outcomes.


#7 Antibiotic Envelope for Cardiac Implantable Device Infection Prevention

#7 Antibiotic Envelope for Cardiac Implantable Device Infection Prevention

Antibiotic-embedded envelopes are now made to encase implantable cardiac electronic devices, effectively preventing infection.


#8 Bempedoic Acid for Cholesterol-Lowering in Statin Intolerant Patients

#8 Bempedoic Acid for Cholesterol-Lowering in Statin Intolerant Patients

SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of medications used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, is now being explored in HFpEF – alluding to a potential new treatment option.


#9 PARP Inhibitors for Maintenance Therapy in Ovarian Cancer

#9 PARP Inhibitors for Maintenance Therapy in Ovarian Cancer

Depending on its stage, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer could be the worst news a woman may ever hear.


#10 Drugs for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

#10 Drugs for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) – also known as diastolic heart failure – occurs when the heart muscles contract normally, but the left ventricle muscles are thickened.


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