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New Drug Approvals Archive - February 2014

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February 2014

Vimizim (elosufase alfa) Injection

Date of Approval: February 14, 2014
Company: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Treatment for: Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVA

Vimizim (elosufase alfa) is an enzyme replacement therapy for patients with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVA (Morquio A syndrome).

Northera (droxidopa) Capsules

Date of Approval: February 18, 2014
Company: Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd.
Treatment for: Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension

Northera (droxidopa) is an orally active synthetic precursor of norepinephrine indicated for the treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension.

Myalept (metreleptin) Injection

Date of Approval: February 24, 2014
Company: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Lipodystrophy

Myalept (metreleptin) is a leptin analog indicated to treat the complications of leptin deficiency in patients with congenital or acquired generalized lipodystrophy.

Tivorbex (indomethacin) Capsules

Date of Approval: February 24, 2014
Company: Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Treatment for: Pain

Tivorbex (indomethacin) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain.

Monovisc (sodium hyaluronate) Injection

Date of Approval: February 24, 2014
Company: Anika Therapeutics, Inc.
Treatment for: Osteoarthritis

Monovisc (sodium hyaluronate) is a viscoelastic supplement indicated for the treatment of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

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