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New Drug Approvals Archive - April 2007

See also: New Indications and Dosage Forms for April 2007

April 2007

Altabax (retapamulin) Ointment

Date of Approval: April 12, 2007
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Treatment for: Impetigo

Altabax (retapamulin) is a topical antibiotic indicated for the treatment of impetigo in adults and children aged 9 months and older.

Reclast (zoledronic acid) Injection - formerly Aclasta

Date of Approval: April 16, 2007
Company: Novartis
Treatment for: Paget's Disease, Prevention of Osteoporosis, Prevention of Fractures

Reclast (zoledronic acid) is a bisphosphonate indicated for the treatment for Paget's disease, postmenopausal osteoporosis and prevention of fractures.

Influenza Virus Vaccine, H5N1 () Injection

Date of Approval: April 17, 2007
Treatment for: Prevention of H5N1 Influenza (Avian Influenza)

Influenza Virus Vaccine, H5N1 is a vaccine indicated for the prevention of H5N1 influenza virus, commonly referred to as avian influenza or "bird flu."

Veramyst (fluticasone furoate) Nasal Spray

Date of Approval: April 27, 2007
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Treatment for: Allergic Rhinitis

Veramyst (fluticasone furoate) is an intranasal corticosteroid administered once-daily for the treatment of seasonal and year- round allergy symptoms in adults and children two years of age and older.

AzaSite (azithromycin) Ophthalmic Solution

Date of Approval: April 27, 2007
Company: InSite Vision Incorporated
Treatment for: Bacterial Conjunctivitis

AzaSite is an ophthalmic formulation of the well-known, broad-spectrum antibiotic azithromycin indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.

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