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New Drug Approvals Archive - October 2010

October 2010

Aridol (mannitol) Inhalation Powder

Date of Approval: October 5, 2010
Company: Pharmaxis Ltd.
Treatment for: Bronchial Challenge Test

Aridol (mannitol inhalation powder) is a bronchial challenge test designed to help in the correct diagnosis and assessment of asthma.

Atelvia (risedronate sodium) Delayed-Release Tablets

Date of Approval: October 8, 2010
Company: Warner Chilcott plc
Treatment for: Osteoporosis

Atelvia (risedronate sodium) is a bisphosphonate in a delayed-release formulation for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Sorilux (calcipotriene) Foam

Date of Approval: October 7, 2010
Company: Stiefel Laboratories, Inc.
Treatment for: Psoriasis

Sorilux (calcipotriene) Foam is a vitamin D analog indicated for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis in patients aged 18 years and older.

Gamunex-C (immune globulin intravenous and subcutaneous) Injection

Date of Approval: October 13, 2010
Company: Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Treatment for: Primary Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Gamunex-C (immune globulin intravenous and subcutaneous) is indicated for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency (PI).

H.P. Acthar Gel (corticotropin)

New Indication Approved: October 15, 2010
Treatment for: Infantile Spasms, Multiple Sclerosis exacerbations, Nephrotic Syndrome and others...

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA)

New Indication Approved: October 15, 2010

Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) Capsules

Date of Approval: October 19, 2010
Company: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism

Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) is a direct thrombin inhibitor indicated to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation; and for the treatment and reduction of risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Bromday (bromfenac) Ophthalmic Solution - formerly XiDay

Date of Approval: October 16, 2010
Company: ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Postoperative Ocular Inflammation

Bromday (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) is a once-daily ocular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of postoperative inflammation and reduction of ocular pain in patients who have undergone cataract surgery.

Herceptin (trastuzumab)

New Indication Approved: October 20, 2010

Lo Loestrin Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate) Tablets

Date of Approval: October 21, 2010
Company: Warner Chilcott plc
Treatment for: Contraception

Lo Loestrin Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate) is an estrogen/progestin COC indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy.

Latuda (lurasidone) Tablets

Date of Approval: October 28, 2010
Company: Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma America, Inc.
Treatment for: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Latuda (lurasidone) is an atypical antipsychotic agent for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar depression.

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan and quinidine) - formerly Zenvia

Date of Approval: October 29, 2010
Company: Avanir Pharmaceuticals
Treatment for: Pseudobulbar Affect

Nuedexta (dextromethorphan and quinidine) is a first-in-class dual action glutamate inhibitor indicated for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect.

Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil) Injection

Date of Approval: October 29, 2010
Company: Allergan, Inc.
Treatment for: Pneumonia, Skin and Structure Infection

Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil) is a cephalosporin antibacterial indicated for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).

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