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New Drug Approvals
The following drugs have recently been approved by the FDA.
New Indications and Dosage Forms
Drugs that have gained FDA approval for the treatment of additional diseases/conditions or new dosage forms/regimens.
First-Time Generic Approvals
First Time Generics are those drug products that have never been approved before as generic drug products and are new generic products to the marketplace.
USP, 375 mg and 750 mg
Approved: June 1, 2010 - Mikart Inc.
Generic for: Parafon Forte DSC Caplets
Approved: June 2, 2010 - Pliva Hrvatska D.O.O.
Generic for: Differin Gel
Meropenem for Injection
USP, 500 mg/vial and 1 g/vial
Approved: June 22, 2010 - Hospira, Inc.
Generic for: Merrem I.V. for Injection
Approved: June 28, 2010 - Accord Healthcare Inc., USA; Natco Pharma Limited; Sandoz Inc.;Stason Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.; Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Fresenius Kabi Oncology plc;Synthon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Roxane Laboratories, Inc.; Watson Laboratories, Inc.; Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Ltd.
Generic for: Arimidex Tablets
Approved: June 30, 2010 - Nycomed US, Inc.
Generic for: Differin Cream
Other Drug News
Not All Epilepsy Drugs Raise Suicide Risk: Study
July 26, 2010
Since 2008, the United States Food and Drug Administration has required that all epilepsy drugs bear a warning label about an increased risk of suicidal behaviors, but German doctors report that only certain medications may increase the risk of self-harm.
Sunscreen Concerns Unfounded, Experts Say
July 26, 2010
Recent reports questioning the safety of many sunscreens have experts worried that some people may shun the very products that could save their lives, not to mention their skin.
Moderate Caffeine Intake Safe During Pregnancy, Experts Say
July 21, 2010
Women can drink a cup of coffee or one soft drink a day during pregnancy and not worry that it might put them at risk of miscarriage or preterm birth, according to new guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Researchers Use Ecstasy to Treat PTSD
July 19, 2010
A small study suggests that the illicit "club drug" Ecstasy may have one positive use: making psychotherapy more effective for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
More Americans Abusing Prescription Painkillers
July 15, 2010
Substance abuse treatment admissions for non-medical use of prescription pain relievers have increased more than 400 percent over 10 years, according to a new government study.
Diabetics Urged to Confer With Their Doctor About Avandia Use
July 15, 2010
One day after a United States advisory panel recommended that the controversial diabetes drug Avandia stay on the market - albeit with added restrictions - several medical organizations are urging patients not to change their medications before consulting a health-care professional.
Experts Issue New Guidelines on Breast Cancer Drugs
July 13, 2010
A leading group of cancer experts has issued new guidelines on the best way to use two classes of hormone therapies for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, the most common form of breast tumor.
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