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New Drug Approvals Archive - February 2016

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February 2016

Sernivo (betamethasone dipropionate) Topical Spray

Date of Approval: February 5, 2016
Company: Promius Pharma, LLC
Treatment for: Plaque Psoriasis

Sernivo Spray (betamethasone dipropionate) is a topical corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis.

Briviact (brivaracetam)

Date of Approval: February 19, 2016
Company: UCB, Inc.
Treatment for: Epilepsy

Briviact (brivaracetam) is a selective, high-affinity synaptic vesicle protein 2A ligand and analog of levetiracetam indicated for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) Extended-Release Tablets

Date of Approval: February 23, 2016
Company: Pfizer Inc.
Treatment for: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis

Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.

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