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New Drug Approvals Archive - April 2005

April 2005

Fosamax Plus D (alendronate and cholecalciferol) Tablets

Date of Approval: April 7, 2005
Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Treatment for: Osteoporosis

Fosamax Plus D is a single once-weekly tablet containing the bisphosphonate drug alendronate, and seven days’ worth of vitamin D, an essential nutrient required for calcium absorption. Fosamax Plus D is used to reduce the risk of hip and spinal fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, and to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis.

Read more: Fosamax Plus D (alendronate and cholecalciferol) FDA Approval History

Retisert (fluocinolone acetonide) Intravitreal Implant

Date of Approval: April 8, 2005
Company: Bausch & Lomb
Treatment for: Uveitis

Retisert (fluocinolone acetonide) intravitreal implant is indicated for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye.

Read more: Retisert (fluocinolone acetonide) FDA Approval History

Byetta (exenatide) Injection

Date of Approval: April 28, 2005
Company: Amylin Pharmaceuticals / Eli Lilly & Co.
Treatment for: Diabetes Type 2

Byetta (exenatide) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Read more: Byetta (exenatide) FDA Approval History

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