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New Drug Approvals Archive - April 2011

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April 2011

Caprelsa (vandetanib) Tablets

Date of Approval: April 6, 2011
Company: AstraZeneca
Treatment for: Thyroid Cancer

Caprelsa (vandetanib) is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of symptomatic or progressive medullary thyroid cancer in patients with unresectable (non-operable) locally advanced or metastatic disease.

Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) Extended Release Tablets - formerly Solzira

Date of Approval: April 6, 2011
Company: GlaxoSmithKline and XenoPort, Inc.
Treatment for: Restless Legs Syndrome, Postherpetic Neuralgia

Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) is a gabapentin prodrug indicated for the once-daily treatment of restless legs syndrome and postherpetic neuralgia.

Duexis (famotidine and ibuprofen) Tablets

Date of Approval: April 23, 2011
Company: Horizon Pharma, Inc.
Treatment for: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, NSAID-Induced Ulcer Prophylaxis

Duexis (ibuprofen and famotidine) is an NSAID and histamine H2-receptor antagonist combination indicated for the relief of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and to decrease the risk of developing upper GI ulcers.

Zytiga (abiraterone) Tablets

Date of Approval: April 28, 2011
Company: Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc.
Treatment for: Prostate Cancer

Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) is a CYP17 inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and metastatic high-risk castration-sensitive prostate cancer.

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