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New Drug Approvals Archive - April 2020

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April 2020

Sevenfact (coagulation factor VIIa (recombinant)-jncw) Injection

Date of Approval: April 1, 2020
Company: HEMA Biologics, LLC
Treatment for: Hemophilia A or B with Inhibitors

Sevenfact (coagulation factor VIIa [recombinant]-jncw) is a coagulation factor VIIa concentrate indicated for the treatment and control of bleeding episodes occurring in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors (neutralizing antibodies).

Koselugo (selumetinib) Capsules

Date of Approval: April 10, 2020
Company: AstraZeneca and Merck
Treatment for: Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Koselugo (selumetinib) is an inhibitor of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinases 1 and 2 (MEK1/2) indicated for the treatment of pediatric patients 2 years of age and older with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) who have symptomatic, inoperable plexiform neurofibromas (PN).

Jelmyto (mitomycin) for Pyelocalyceal Solution

Date of Approval: April 15, 2020
Company: UroGen Pharma Ltd.
Treatment for: Urothelial Carcinoma

Jelmyto (mitomycin) is a novel formulation of the approved alkylating drug mitomycin for the treatment of patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer (LG-UTUC).

Tukysa (tucatinib) Tablets

Date of Approval: April 17, 2020
Company: Seattle Genetics, Inc.
Treatment for: Breast Cancer

Tukysa (tucatinib) is a kinase inhibitor indicated in combination with trastuzumab and capecitabine for the treatment of patients with advanced unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer.

Pemazyre (pemigatinib) Tablets

Date of Approval: April 17, 2020
Company: Incyte Corporation
Treatment for: Cholangiocarcinoma

Pemazyre (pemigatinib) is a selective fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitor for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with FGFR2 fusions or rearrangements, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

Emerphed (ephedrine sulfate) Injection

Date of Approval: April 17, 2020
Company: Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Hypotension

Emerphed (ephedrine sulfate) is a ready-to-use formulation of the approved pressor agent ephedrine indicated for the treatment of clinically important hypotension occurring in the setting of anesthesia.

Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) Injection

Date of Approval: April 22, 2020
Company: Immunomedics, Inc.
Treatment for: Breast Cancer

Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) is a Trop-2-directed antibody and topoisomerase inhibitor conjugate for the treatment of patients with previously-treated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC).

MenQuadfi (meningococcal (groups A, C, Y, W) conjugate vaccine) Injection

Date of Approval: April 23, 2020
Company: Sanofi
Treatment for: Meningococcal Meningitis Prophylaxis

MenQuadfi (meningococcal (groups A, C, Y, W) conjugate vaccine) is a MenACWY vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, W, and Y in individuals 2 years of age and older.

Ongentys (opicapone) Capsules

Date of Approval: April 24, 2020
Company: Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
Treatment for: Parkinson's Disease

Ongentys (opicapone) is a catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitor indicated as an adjunctive treatment to levodopa/carbidopa in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experiencing “off” episodes.

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