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New Drug Approvals Archive - August 2017

August 2017

Idhifa (enasidenib) Tablets

Date of Approval: August 1, 2017
Company: Celgene Corporation
Treatment for: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Idhifa (enasidenib) is a first-in-class, oral, targeted inhibitor of mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with an IDH2 mutation.

Read more: Idhifa (enasidenib) FDA Approval History

Imbruvica (ibrutinib)

New Indication Approved: August 1, 2017
Treatment for: Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia; Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease

Read more: Imbruvica (ibrutinib) FDA Approval History

Vyxeos (cytarabine and daunorubicin) Injection

Date of Approval: August 3, 2017
Company: Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc
Treatment for: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Vyxeos (cytarabine and daunorubicin liposome injection) is a liposomal combination of cytarabine, a nucleoside metabolic inhibitor, and daunorubicin, an anthracycline topoisomerase inhibitor, indicated for the treatment of adults with newly-diagnosed therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML) or AML with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC).

Read more: Vyxeos (cytarabine and daunorubicin) FDA Approval History

Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) Tablets

Date of Approval: August 3, 2017
Company: AbbVie Inc.
Treatment for: Chronic Hepatitis C

Mavyret (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir) is a fixed-dose combination of glecaprevir, an NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and pibrentasvir, an NS5A inhibitor, indicated for the treatment of all major genotypes (GT1-6) of chronic hepatitis C.

Read more: Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) FDA Approval History

CaroSpir (spironolactone) Oral Suspension

Date of Approval: August 4, 2017
Company: CMP Pharma, Inc.
Treatment for: Congestive Heart Failure, Edema, Hypertension

CaroSpir (spironolactone) is an oral suspension formulation of the potassium-sparing diuretic spironolactone indicated for the treatment of heart failure, management of edema, and for use as an add-on therapy in the treatment of hypertension.

Read more: CaroSpir (spironolactone) FDA Approval History

Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) for Injection

Date of Approval: August 17, 2017
Company: Pfizer Inc.
Treatment for: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) is a CD22 monoclonal antibody and calicheamicin cytotoxic agent conjugate for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Read more: Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) FDA Approval History

Duzallo (allopurinol and lesinurad) Tablets

Date of Approval: August 18, 2017
Company: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Gout

Duzallo (allopurinol and lesinurad) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and URAT1 inhibitor fixed-dose combination for the treatment of hyperuricemia in patients with uncontrolled gout.

Read more: Duzallo (allopurinol and lesinurad) FDA Approval History

Gocovri (amantadine hydrochloride) Extended-Release Capsules - formerly ADS-5102

Date of Approval: August 24, 2017
Company: Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia

Gocovri (amantadine hydrochloride) is a chrono-synchronous amantadine therapy for the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Read more: Gocovri (amantadine hydrochloride) FDA Approval History

KedRAB (rabies immunoglobulin human) Injection

Date of Approval: August 23, 2017
Company: Kamada Ltd. and Kedrion S.p.A.
Treatment for: Rabies Prophylaxis

KedRAB [rabies immunoglobulin (human)] is a human plasma derived anti-rabies immunoglobulin indicated for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of rabies infection.

Read more: KedRAB (rabies immunoglobulin human) FDA Approval History

Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm) Injection

Date of Approval: August 25, 2017
Company: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn's Disease -- Acute, Crohn's Disease -- Maintenance, Ulcerative Colitis, Plaque Psoriasis

Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm) is an anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody biosimilar to Humira, approved for the treatment of various inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and plaque psoriasis.

Read more: Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm) FDA Approval History

(benznidazole) Tablets

Date of Approval: August 29, 2017
Company: Chemo Research, S. L.
Treatment for: Chagas Disease

Benznidazole is an antiprotozoal indicated for the treatment of Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, a parasitic infection caused by Trypanosoma cruzi.

Read more: benznidazole FDA Approval History

Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) Injection - formerly Carbavance

Date of Approval: August 29, 2017
Company: The Medicines Company
Treatment for: Urinary Tract Infection

Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) is a carbapenem and beta-lactamase inhibitor combination for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs).

Read more: Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) FDA Approval History

Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) Suspension for Intravenous Infusion - formerly CTL019

Date of Approval: August 30, 2017
Company: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Treatment for: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) is a chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy for use in patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) large B-cell lymphoma.

Read more: Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) FDA Approval History

Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel)

New Indication Approved: May 1, 2018
Treatment for: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Read more: Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) FDA Approval History

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