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New Drug Approvals Archive - November 2009

See also: New Indications and Dosage Forms for November 2009

November 2009

Pennsaid (diclofenac sodium) Topical Solution

Date of Approval: November 4, 2009
Company: Nuvo Research Inc.
Treatment for: Osteoarthritis

Pennsaid is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the treatment of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Istodax (romidepsin) for Injection

Date of Approval: November 5, 2009
Company: Gloucester Pharmaceuticals
Treatment for: Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

Istodax (romidepsin) a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor indicated the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and peripheral T-cell lymphoma.

Lysteda (tranexamic acid) Tablets - formerly XP12B

Date of Approval: November 13, 2009
Company: Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Menorrhagia

Lysteda (tranexamic acid) is an antifibrinolytic agent for the treatment of women with menorrhagia, heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), and its accompanying symptoms.

Qutenza (capsaicin) Transdermal Patch - formerly NGX-4010

Date of Approval: November 16, 2009
Company: NeurogesX, Inc.
Treatment for: Postherpetic Neuralgia

Qutenza, formerly NGX-4010, is a capsaicin transdermal patch for the management of pain due to postherpetic neuralgia.

Agriflu (influenza virus vaccine, inactivated) Injection

Date of Approval: November 27, 2009
Company: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.
Treatment for: Influenza Prophylaxis

Agriflu (influenza virus vaccine, inactivated) is a vaccine indicated for the active immunization of adults 18 years of age and older against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B present in the vaccine.

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