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New Drug Approvals Archive - September 2014

September 2014

Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Injection

Date of Approval: September 4, 2014
Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Treatment for: Melanoma - Metastatic, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, Urothelial Carcinoma, Gastric Cancer, Cervical Cancer

Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a human PD-1 (programmed death receptor-1)-blocking antibody indicated for the treatment of melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, classical Hodgkin lymphoma, urothelial carcinoma, microsatellite instability-high cancer, gastric cancer, cervical cancer, and primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma.

Read more: Keytruda (pembrolizumab) FDA Approval History

Auryxia (ferric citrate) Tablets

Date of Approval: September 5, 2014
Company: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure, Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Failure

Auryxia (ferric citrate) is a phosphate binder indicated for the control of serum phosphorus levels in dialysis patients; and an iron replacement product for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease who are not on dialysis.

Read more: Auryxia (ferric citrate) FDA Approval History

Contrave (bupropion and naltrexone) Tablets

Date of Approval: September 10, 2014
Company: Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.
Treatment for: Obesity

Contrave (bupropion/naltrexone) is an aminoketone antidepressant and opioid antagonist combination indicated as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management.

Read more: Contrave (bupropion and naltrexone) FDA Approval History

Movantik (naloxegol) Tablets

Date of Approval: September 16, 2014
Company: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Treatment for: Opioid-Induced Constipation

Movantik (naloxegol) is a peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation.

Read more: Movantik (naloxegol) FDA Approval History

Trulicity (dulaglutide) Injection

Date of Approval: September 18, 2014
Company: Eli Lilly and Company
Treatment for: Diabetes Type 2

Trulicity (dulaglutide) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Read more: Trulicity (dulaglutide) FDA Approval History

Vitekta (elvitegravir) Tablets

Date of Approval: September 24, 2014
Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Treatment for: HIV Infection

Vitekta (elvitegravir) is an integrase inhibitor for the combination treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-experienced adults.

Read more: Vitekta (elvitegravir) FDA Approval History

Tybost (cobicistat) Tablets

Date of Approval: September 24, 2014
Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Treatment for: HIV Infection

Tybost (cobicistat) is a potent inhibitor of cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) which acts as a pharmacoenhancing or "boosting" agent for antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV infection.

Read more: Tybost (cobicistat) FDA Approval History

Iluvien (fluocinolone acetonide) Intravitreal Implant

Date of Approval: September 26, 2014
Company: pSivida Corp.
Treatment for: Diabetic Macular Edema

Iluvien (fluocinolone acetonide) is an intravitreal implant for the treatment of diabetic macular edema.

Read more: Iluvien (fluocinolone acetonide) FDA Approval History

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