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New Drug Approvals Archive - January 2010

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January 2010

Actemra (tocilizumab) Injection

Date of Approval: January 8, 2010
Company: Genentech USA, Inc.
Treatment for: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Giant Cell Arteritis

Actemra (tocilizumab) is a humanized interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor-inhibiting monoclonal antibody for the treatment rheumatoid arthritis; systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA); polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA); giant cell arteritis; and CAR T cell-induced severe or life-threatening cytokine release syndrome.

Ampyra (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets - formerly Fampridine-SR

Date of Approval: January 22, 2010
Company: Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
Treatment for: Multiple Sclerosis

Ampyra (dalfampridine) is an oral potassium channel blocker indicated to improve walking ability in people with multiple sclerosis.

Victoza (liraglutide) Injection

Date of Approval: January 25, 2010
Company: Novo Nordisk A/S
Treatment for: Diabetes Type 2

Victoza (liraglutide) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist indicated to improve glycemic control in patients 10 years and older with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease.

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