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New Drug Approvals Archive - March 2007

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March 2007

Tekturna (aliskiren) Tablets and Oral Pellets - formerly Rasilez

Date of Approval: March 5, 2007
Company: Novartis
Treatment for: Hypertension

Tekturna (aliskiren) is a direct renin inhibitor indicated as a once-daily oral therapy for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Tykerb (lapatinib ditosylate) Tablets

Date of Approval: March 13, 2007
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Treatment for: Breast Cancer

Tykerb (lapatinib) is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the combination treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Soliris (eculizumab) Injection

Date of Approval: March 16, 2007
Company: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis

Soliris is a complement inhibitor indicated for:

  • the treatment of patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) to reduce hemolysis
  • the treatment of patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) to inhibit complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy
  • the treatment of adult patients with generalized Myasthenia Gravis (gMG) who are anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody positive
  • the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) in adult patients who are anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody positive.

Ceprotin (protein C) Injection

Date of Approval: March 30, 2007
Company: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Treatment for: Protein C Deficiency

Ceprotin is a plasma-derived Protein C concentrate for use as replacement therapy in patients with life-threatening blood-clotting complications related to severe congenital Protein C deficiency.

Janumet (metformin and sitagliptin) Tablets

Date of Approval: March 30, 2007
Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Treatment for: Diabetes Type 2

Janumet is a combination of the oral antihyperglycemic drugs sitagliptin and metformin indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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