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New Drug Approvals Archive - March 2010

March 2010

Exalgo (hydromorphone) Extended Release Tablets

Date of Approval: March 1, 2010
Company: Covidien
Treatment for: Pain in Opioid Tolerant Patients

Exalgo (hydromorphone) is a once-a-day extended release opioid formulation for the management of moderate to severe pain in opioid-tolerant patients requiring continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesia for an extended period of time.

Norditropin (somatropin [rDNA origin])

New Dosage Form Approved: March 1, 2010

Hizentra (immune globulin subcutaneous (human)) Liquid

Date of Approval: March 4, 2010
Company: CSL Behring
Treatment for: Primary Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

Hizentra (immune globulin subcutaneous (human)) is an immune globulin indicated for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency, and for the maintenance treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

Silenor (doxepin) Tablets

Date of Approval: March 17, 2010
Company: Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Insomnia

Silenor (doxepin) is a low-dose oral tablet formulation of the H1 receptor antagonist doxepin indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep maintenance.

Carbaglu (carglumic acid) Tablets

Date of Approval: March 18, 2010
Company: Orphan Europe
Treatment for: NAGS Deficiency Hyperammonemia

Carbaglu (carglumic acid) is a carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 (CPS 1) activator indicated for the treatment of hyperammonemia due to the deficiency of the hepatic enzyme N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS).

Mirapex (pramipexole dihydrochloride)

New Indication Approved: March 19, 2010

Zyclara (imiquimod) Cream

Date of Approval: March 25, 2010
Company: Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Treatment for: Keratosis, Condylomata Acuminata

Zyclara (imiquimod) is an immune response modifier indicated for the topical treatment of actinic keratoses and external genital warts.

Asclera (polidocanol) Injection

Date of Approval: March 30, 2010
Company: Chemische Fabrik Kreussler & Co.
Treatment for: Varicose Vein

Asclera (polidocanol) is a sclerosing agent used for the treatment of varicose veins.

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