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New Additions to for 2007

We update the database on a regular cycle. The following new drug information was added in 2007:

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Dec 13, 2007 - Kuvan is the synthetic form of 6R-BH4 (tetrahydrobiopterin), a naturally occurring enzyme cofactor that works in conjunction with phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) to metabolize phenylalanine (Phe). Kuvan is indicated for the treatment of phenylketonuria, an inherited metabolic disease caused by a deficiency of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH).

Dec 3, 2007 - Triesence is a synthetic corticosteroid indicated for visualization during vitrectomy and treatment of sympathetic ophthalmia, temporal arteritis, uveitis, and ocular inflammatory conditions unresponsive to topical corticosteroids.

Nov 15, 2007 - Mircera is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent indicated for the treatment of anemia associated with chronic renal failure.

Nov 10, 2007 - Combigan is an alpha adrenergic receptor agonist and beta adrenergic receptor inhibitor combination ophthalmic solution for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension who require adjunctive or replacement therapy due to inadequately controlled IOP.

Nov 5, 2007 - Relaxane is a combination of botanical extracts formulated to relieve the symptoms of everyday stress such as irritability, restlessness, stress-related minor muscle pain and stress-related gastrointestinal discomfort.

Oct 30, 2007 - Renvela (sevelamer carbonate) is a calcium-free, metal-free, non-absorbed phosphate binder indicated for the control of serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis.

Oct 30, 2007 - Tasigna is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of chronic phase and accelerated phase Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myelogenous (myeloid) leukemia (CML) in adult patients resistant to or intolerant to prior therapy that included Glivec (imatinib).

Voltaren Gel
Oct 28, 2007 - Voltaren Gel (diclofenac sodium) is a topical gel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication indicated for the pain of osteoarthritis in joints amenable to topical treatment, such as the knees and those of the hands.

Oct 23, 2007 - Ixempra (ixabepilone) is a semisynthetic analog of epothilone B indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer.

Oct 15, 2007 - Doribax is a penem antibacterial indicated for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal and complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis.

Oct 15, 2007 - Isentress is an integrase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents.

Oct 4, 2007 - Afluria is an inactivated influenza virus vaccine, indicated for active immunization of persons ages 18 years and older against influenza disease.

Oct 1, 2007 - Azor is a fixed-dose combination of two antihypertensives, the calcium channel blocker amlodipine besylate and the angiotensin receptor blocker olmesartan medoxomil. Azor is indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

Sep 18, 2007 - Exforge is a single-tablet combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (valsartan) and a calcium channel blocker (amlodipine) taken once-daily for the treatment of hypertension.

Sep 18, 2007 - Nuvigil is a non-amphetamine wake-promoting agent for the treatment of excessive sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS), narcolepsy, and shift work sleep disorder (SWSD).

Sep 18, 2007 - Letairis is an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA) indicated for the once-daily oral treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Sep 10, 2007 - Evithrom is a highly purified human thrombin used as an aid to hemostasis whenever oozing blood and minor bleeding from capillaries and small venules is accessible and control of bleeding by standard surgical techniques is ineffective or impractical.

Sep 10, 2007 - Totect is a topoisomerase inhibitor used as a detoxifying agent for the treatment of extravasation resulting from intravenous anthracycline chemotherapy.

Sep 9, 2007 - ACAM2000 is live vaccinia virus smallpox vaccine intended for active immunization against smallpox disease for persons determined to be at high risk for smallpox infection. ACAM2000 is the first biodefense vaccine to be approved as part of the US response to the 2001 bioterrorism attacks.

Sep 7, 2007 - Altabax is a topical antibiotic indicated for the treatment of impetigo in adults and children aged 9 months and older.

Somatuline Depot
Sep 6, 2007 - Somatuline Depot is a sustained-release injection formulation of lanreotide, a somatostatin analogue indicated for the long-term treatment of acromegaly in patients who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or radiotherapy, or for whom surgery and/or radiotherapy is not an option.

Aug 17, 2007 - Zingo is a needle-free, local anesthetic intradermal injection system, which provides rapid, topical, local analgesia to reduce the pain associated with venous access procedures, such as IV insertions or blood draws, in children three to 18 years of age.

Aug 8, 2007 - Selzentry (maraviroc) is the first in a class of drugs known as CCR5 antagonists, approved for use in combination with other antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of adults with CCR5-tropic HIV-1, who have been treated with other HIV medications and who have evidence of elevated levels of HIV in their blood (viral load).

CaloMist Nasal Spray
Aug 1, 2007 - CaloMist is a nasal spray formulation of cyanocobalamin indicated for the maintenance of vitamin B12 concentrations in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency who have been normalized with intramuscular vitamin B12 therapy.

Aug 1, 2007 - Atralin Gel is a retinoid indicated for topical treatment of acne vulgaris.

Jul 30, 2007 - Privigen is a ready-to-use 10 percent liquid preparation of polyvalent human immunoglobulin indicated for the treatment of patients diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency (PI). Privigen is also indicated for the treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) to rapidly raise platelet counts to prevent bleeding.

Jul 30, 2007 - EvaMist is a transdermal spray that delivers estradiol, a naturally occurring estrogen. EvaMist is administered once a day for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes) associated with menopause.

Jul 24, 2007 - Neupro is a non-ergolinic dopamine agonist transdermal system, administered once daily for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of early-stage idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

Jun 28, 2007 - Endometrin is a progesterone vaginal insert indicated to support embryo implantation and early pregnancy as part of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment for infertile women.

Jun 21, 2007 - Zimulti (rimonabant) is an anti-obesity drug. It was approved for marketing as Acomplia in the European Union in June 2006. Zimulti is not yet approved for use in the United States.

Jun 19, 2007 - Extina Foam contains the antifungal ketoconazole formulated in VersaFoam for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

Jun 12, 2007 - Divigel is a low dose topical estrogen gel, which is applied to the skin of the thigh once daily for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes associated with menopause.

May 31, 2007 - Torisel, an inhibitor of mTOR kinase, is an antineoplastic agent indicated for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.

May 31, 2007 - Xyzal is a once-daily prescription antihistamine that delivers a rapid and long-lasting effect for the relief of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis and urticaria in adults and children six years of age and older.

May 31, 2007 - Lybrel is a low-dose combination contraceptive pill taken continuously (without a pill-free interval) and over time may eliminate scheduled menstrual periods. Lybrel is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy.

May 22, 2007 - Janumet is a combination of the oral antihyperglycemic drugs sitagliptin and metformin indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

May 22, 2007 - The FDA has approved Tekturna (aliskiren) tablets, the first new type of medicine in more than a decade for treating high blood pressure.

May 21, 2007 - For treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer whose tumors overexpress HER2 and who have received prior therapy including an anthracycline, a taxane, and trastuzumab.

May 21, 2007 - Perforomist is an inhalation solution formulation of the long-acting beta(2)-adrenergic agonist formoterol fumarate, indicated for the long-term, twice-daily maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction for emphysema and chronic bronchitis, also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

May 7, 2007 - Supprelin-LA is a once-yearly implant of the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) analog histrelin, indicated for the treatment of central precocious puberty (CPP), the premature onset of puberty in children.

May 3, 2007 - Flector is a transdermal patch formulation of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, indicated for the topical treatment of acute pain due to minor strains, sprains, and contusions.

May 2, 2007 - Reclast, a bisphosphonate, is the first approved treatment for Paget's disease patients to be given as a single-dose infusion compared to current oral therapies that must be taken daily for up to six months.

Apr 30, 2007 - AzaSite is an ophthalmic formulation of the well-known, broad-spectrum antibiotic azithromycin indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.

Apr 30, 2007 - Veramyst Nasal Spray is a corticosteroid indicated for treatment of symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children two years of age and older.

Influenza Virus Vaccine, H5N1
Apr 18, 2007 - Influenza Virus Vaccine, H5N1 is a vaccine for humans against the H5N1 influenza virus, commonly known as avian or bird flu.

Apr 2, 2007 - Ceprotin [Protein C Concentrate (Human)], is a plasma-derived Protein C concentrate for use as replacement therapy in patients with life-threatening blood-clotting complications related to severe congenital Protein C deficiency.

Apr 2, 2007 - Ziana is used to treat severe nodular acne in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.

Apr 2, 2007 - Veregen is used to treat external genital and anal warts

Apr 2, 2007 - Lialda is used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis.

Apr 1, 2007 - Invega is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia.

Apr 1, 2007 - Cyanokit is used in an emergency to treat cyanide poisoning.

Mar 19, 2007 - The first therapy approved for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)

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