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New Drug Approvals Archive - June 2010

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June 2010

Prolia (denosumab) Injection

Date of Approval: June 1, 2010
Company: Amgen Inc.
Treatment for: Osteoporosis

Prolia is a RANK ligand (RANKL) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, for the treatment of bone loss in patients with prostate or breast cancer undergoing hormone ablation therapy, as a treatment to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, and for the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men and women at high risk of fracture.

Jalyn (dutasteride and tamsulosin) Capsules

Date of Approval: June 14, 2010
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Treatment for: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Jalyn is a combination of dutasteride (5α-reductase inhibitor) and tamsulosin (alpha-adrenergic antagonist) indicated for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate.

Jevtana (cabazitaxel) Injection

Date of Approval: June 17, 2010
Company: Sanofi-aventis
Treatment for: Prostate Cancer

Jevtana (cabazitaxel) is a microtubule inhibitor indicated in combination with prednisone for treatment of patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer.

Staxyn (vardenafil) Orally Disintegrating Tablets

Date of Approval: June 17, 2010
Company: GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co., Inc.
Treatment for: Erectile Dysfunction

Staxyn (vardenafil) is a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Dulera (mometasone furoate and formoterol fumarate) Inhaler

Date of Approval: June 22, 2010
Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Treatment for: Asthma

Dulera (mometasone furoate and formoterol fumarate) is a combination product containing a corticosteroid and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist indicated for the treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.

Butrans (buprenorphine) Transdermal System

Date of Approval: June 30, 2010
Company: Purdue Pharma L.P.
Treatment for: Pain

Butrans (buprenorphine) is a transdermal opioid analgesic for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain in patients requiring continuous treatment for an extended period of time.

Alsuma (sumatriptan) Injection

Date of Approval: June 29, 2010
Company: King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Migraine, Cluster Headache

Alsuma (sumatriptan injection) is a triptan indicated for the acute treatment of migraine attacks and cluster headache episodes.

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