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March 2003

March 13

Fuzeon (enfuvirtide)

Date of Approval: March 13, 2003
Company: Roche
Treatment for: HIV Infection

Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) is a fusion inhibitor used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV infection.

March 20

Femring (estradiol acetate) Vaginal Ring

Date of Approval: March 20, 2003
Company: Galen Ltd
Treatment for: Postmenopausal Symptoms

Femring (estradiol acetate) is a vaginal estrogen product in the form of a flexible, self-inserted ring. Femring is indicated to treat both the hot flushes and vaginal symptoms associated with menopause.

March 25

Somavert (pegvisomant) for Injection

Date of Approval: March 25, 2003
Company: Pharmacia and Upjohn
Treatment for: Acromegaly

Somavert (pegvisomant) is a growth hormone receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of acromegaly.

March 27

Emend (aprepitant) Capsules

Date of Approval: March 27, 2003
Company: Merck
Treatment for: Nausea/Vomiting -- Chemotherapy Induced

Emend (aprepitant) is a P/neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor antagonist used in combination with other antiemetic agents to prevent and control acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.

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