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New Drug Applications

The New Drug Application (NDA) is the vehicle through which drug sponsors formally propose that the FDA approve a new pharmaceutical for sale and marketing in the United States.
The purpose of a NDA is to provide enough information to permit the FDA to reach the following key decisions

  • Whether the drug is safe and effective in its proposed use(s), and whether the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks
  • Whether the drug's proposed labeling (package insert) is appropriate and what it should contain
  • Whether the methods used in manufacturing the drug and the controls used to maintain the drug's quality are adequate to preserve the drug's identity, strength, quality, and purity

For more information on New Drug Applications, please visit the FDA's How Drugs are Developed and Approved page.

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Saxenda (liraglutide)

Company: Novo Nordisk Inc.
Treatment for: Obesity

Saxenda (liraglutide) is a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue in development for the treatment of obesity.

Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Injection

Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Treatment for: Melanoma - Metastatic

Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a human PD-1 (programmed death receptor-1)-blocking antibody indicated for the treatment of metastatic melanoma.


Company: Actavis plc
Treatment for: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Eluxadoline is a combined mu opioid receptor agonist and delta opioid receptor antagonist in development for the treatment of diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D).


Company: Amgen Inc.
Treatment for: Hyperlipidemia

Evolocumab is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) in development for the treatment for dyslipidemia.


Company: Amgen Inc.

Ivabradine is an investigational If current ("funny" current) inhibitor for the treatment of chronic heart failure.


Company: Pfizer Inc.
Treatment for: Breast Cancer

Palbociclib is a cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitor in development for the combination treatment of ER+, HER2- metastatic breast cancer.

olodaterol and tiotropium

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Treatment for: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Olodaterol and tiotropium is a long-acting beta agonist (LABA) and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) fixed-dose combination in development for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Zalviso (sufentanil) Sublingual Microtablet System

Company: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Pain

Zalviso (sufentanil sublingual microtablet system) is a patient-activated, non-invasive analgesic system for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in adult patients in the hospital setting.

naloxone Nasal Spray

Treatment for: Opioid Overdose

Naloxone Nasal Spray is an opioid antagonist intranasal formulation in development for the treatment of opioid overdose.

Levosert (levonorgestrel)

Company: Medicines360 and Actavis plc
Treatment for: Contraception

Levosert (levonorgestrel) is a hormonal intrauterine contraceptive (IUC) for use by women to prevent pregnancy.

Esbriet (pirfenidone)

Company: InterMune, Inc.
Treatment for: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Esbriet (pirfenidone) is an orally active small molecule drug that may inhibit collagen synthesis, down regulate production of multiple cytokines and block fibroblast proliferation and stimulation in response to cytokines. Pirfenidone is in development for the treatment of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).


Company: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Nintedanib is an investigational small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) in development for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.


Company: Astellas
Treatment for: Aspergillosis -- Invasive

Isavuconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal in development for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis.

Toujeo (insulin glargine [rDNA origin])

Company: Sanofi
Treatment for: Diabetes Type 1, Diabetes Type 2

Toujeo (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] is an investigational basal insulin in development for the treatment of diabetes.


Company: Amgen Inc.
Treatment for: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Blinatumomab is an investigational bispecific T cell engager (BiTEĀ®) antibody for adults with Philadelphia-negative (Ph-) relapsed/refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).


Company: AstraZeneca
Treatment for: Ovarian Cancer

Olaparib is an investigational, potential first-in-class oral poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor in development for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

lamivudine and raltegravir

Company: Merck
Treatment for: HIV Infection

Lamivudine and raltegravir is a fixed-dose combination of a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor and an integrase strand transfer inhibitor in development for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.

See also: Generic Approvals, New Drug Approvals, Recent Additions to Drugs.com, Alphabetical Listing of all New Drug Applications, FDA Approval Process

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