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New Drug Approvals Archive - January 2005

January 2005

Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound) for Injectable Suspension

Date of Approval: January 7, 2005
Company: American Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. / American Bioscience, Inc.
Treatment for: Breast Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound) is an albumin-bound form of the antineoplastic agent paclitaxel indicated for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

ThyroShield (potassium iodide) Oral Solution

Date of Approval: January 12, 2005
Company: Fleming & Company
Treatment for: Radiation Emergency

ThyroShield (potassium iodide) is used to protect the thyroid gland from the effects of radiation from inhaled or swallowed radioactive iodine.

Menactra (meningococcal conjugate vaccine)

Date of Approval: January 14, 2005
Company: Sanofi Pasteur
Treatment for: Meningococcal Meningitis Prophylaxis

Menactra (meningococcal conjugate vaccine) is a quadrivalent conjugate vaccine indicated for the prevention of meningococcal disease.

Niravam (alprazolam) Orally Disintegrating Tablets

Date of Approval: January 19, 2005
Company: Schwarz Pharma AG
Treatment for: Anxiety, Panic Disorder

Niravam (alprazolam) is an orally disintegrating benzodiazepine indicated for the short-term relief of anxiety and panic attacks.

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