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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.


Company: Eisai Co., Ltd.
Treatment for: Insomnia

Lemborexant is dual orexin receptor antagonist (DORA) in development for the treatment of insomnia.

Contepo (fosfomycin)

Company: Nabriva Therapeutics plc

Contepo (fosfomycin for injection) is an investigational epoxide antibiotic in development as a first-line treatment for complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs), including acute pyelonephritis.

HTX-011 (bupivacaine and meloxicam)

Company: Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
Treatment for: Postoperative Pain

HTX-011 (bupivacaine and meloxicam) is an investigational fixed-dose combination of the local anesthetic bupivacaine and the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) meloxicam in development for the management of postoperative pain.

KPI-121 0.25% (loteprednol etabonate)

Company: Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Dry Eye Disease

KPI-121 0.25% (loteprednol etabonate) is an ophthalmic corticosteroid formulation in development for the temporary relief of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.


Company: Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc
Treatment for: Narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome

Solriamfetol is a selective dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (DNRI) in development for the treatment of excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

AR101 (peanut immunotherapy)

Company: Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc.
Treatment for: Peanut Allergy

AR101 is an investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for desensitization of patients with peanut allergy.

FMX101 (minocycline) Foam

Company: Foamix Pharmaceuticals
Treatment for: Acne

FMX101 (minocycline) is a topical foam formulation of minocycline in development for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris.

Bronchitol (mannitol)

Company: Pharmaxis
Treatment for: Cystic Fibrosis

Bronchitol (mannitol) is an inhaled dry powder formulation of mannitol in development to improve lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis.

Pedmark (sodium thiosulfate)

Company: Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Treatment for: Prevention of Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity

Pedmark (sodium thiosulfate) is a cisplatin neutralizing agent in development for the protection against hearing loss in pediatric patients receiving cisplatin chemotherapy.


Company: AbbVie Inc.
Treatment for: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Upadacitinib is a JAK1-selective inhibitor in development for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.


Company: Nabriva Therapeutics plc
Treatment for: Pneumonia

Lefamulin is a first-in-class, semi-synthetic pleuromutilin antibiotic in development for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).


Company: Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.
Treatment for: Muscular Dystrophy

Golodirsen is a phosphordiamidate morpholino oligimer in development for the treatment of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) who have genetic mutations subject to skipping exon 53 of the DMD gene.

Cosyntropin Depot

Company: Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.
Treatment for: Adrenocortical Insufficiency

Cosyntropin Depot is an alcohol-free, long-acting formulation of a synthetic ACTH analogue in development for use as a diagnostic in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency.

Viaskin Peanut (peanut immunotherapy)

Company: DBV Technologies
Treatment for: Peanut Allergy

Viaskin Peanut is an immunotherapeutic skin patch in development for use in the treatment of peanut allergy.

Xipere (triamcinolone acetonide) Injection

Company: Clearside Biomedical, Inc.
Treatment for: Macular Edema, Uveitis

Xipere (triamcinolone acetonide) is a proprietary corticosteroid suspension for suprachoroidal injection in development for the treatment of macular edema associated with uveitis.

Vumerity (diroximel fumarate)

Company: Alkermes plc and Biogen Inc.
Treatment for: Multiple Sclerosis

Vumerity (diroximel fumarate) is a novel oral fumarate in development for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

UGN-101 (mitomycin) Gel

Company: UroGen Pharma Ltd.
Treatment for: Urothelial Carcinoma

UGN-101 (mitomycin gel) for instillation is an investigational drug formulation of mitomycin in development for the treatment for patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer.

ABP 710 (biosimilar infliximab)

Company: Amgen Inc.
Treatment for: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Plaque Psoriasis, Crohn's Disease -- Maintenance, Ulcerative Colitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

ABP 710 (biosimilar infliximab) is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker biosimilar to Remicade (infliximab) in development for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

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

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