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New Drug Approvals Archive - July 2011

July 2011

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) Tablets

Date of Approval: July 1, 2011
Company: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis after Knee Replacement Surgery, Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis after Hip Replacement Surgery, Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a factor Xa inhibitor indicated for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, to reduce the risk of stroke in people who have abnormal heart rhythm (non-valvular atrial fibrillation) and to treat and reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE)

Arcapta (indacaterol) Neohaler - formerly QAB149

Date of Approval: July 1, 2011
Company: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Treatment for: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Arcapta (indacaterol inhalation powder) is a long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Brilinta (ticagrelor) Tablets

Date of Approval: July 20, 2011
Company: AstraZeneca
Treatment for: Acute Coronary Syndrome

Brilinta (ticagrelor) is a P2Y12 platelet inhibitor indicated to reduce the rate of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

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