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New Drug Approvals Archive - June 2008

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June 2008

Trivaris (triamcinolone acetonide) Intravitreal Injection

Date of Approval: June 16, 2008
Company: Allergan, Inc.
Treatment for: Ocular Inflammatory Conditions

Trivaris (triamcinolone acetonide) is a glucocorticoid corticosteroid delivered via intravitreal injection for the treatment of sympathetic ophthalmia, temporal arteritis, uveitis, and ocular inflammatory conditions unresponsive to topical corticosteroids.

Pentacel (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine)

Date of Approval: June 20, 2008
Company: Sanofi pasteur
Treatment for: Diphtheria Prophylaxis, Tetanus Prophylaxis, Pertussis Prophylaxis, Poliomyelitis Prophylaxis, Haemophilus influenzae Prophylaxis

Pentacel is a combination vaccine indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis and invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae type b in children 6 weeks through 4 years of age.

PrandiMet (repaglinide and metformin) Tablets

Date of Approval: June 23, 2008
Company: Sciele Pharma, Inc. and Novo Nordisk Inc.
Treatment for: Diabetes Type 2

PrandiMet (repaglinide and metformin HCl) is a fixed-dose combination of the fast-acting secretagogue replaglinide (also known as Prandin) and insulin sensitizer, metformin, indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Durezol (difluprednate) Ophthalmic Emulsion

Date of Approval: June 23, 2008
Company: Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.
Treatment for: Postoperative Ocular Inflammation

Durezol (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) is a topical steroid for the treatment of postoperative ocular inflammation and pain.

Kinrix (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine)

Date of Approval: June 24, 2008
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Treatment for: Diphtheria Prophylaxis, Tetanus Prophylaxis, Poliomyelitis Prophylaxis, Pertussis Prophylaxis

Kinrix [Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine] is a combination vaccine for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio diseases in children.

Evolence (dermal filler)

Date of Approval: June 27, 2008
Company: OrthoNeutrogena
Treatment for: Facial Wrinkles

Evolence is a collagen-based structural dermal filler for the correction of moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

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