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New Drug Approvals Archive - October 2016

See also: New Indications and Dosage Forms for October 2016

October 2016

Flublok Quadrivalent (influenza virus vaccine, inactivated) Injection

Date of Approval: October 7, 2016
Company: Protein Sciences Corp.
Treatment for: Influenza Prophylaxis

FluBlok Quadrivalent is an influenza virus vaccine indicated for active immunization against seasonal influenza in adults 18 years of age and older .

Carnexiv (carbamazepine) Injection

Date of Approval: October 7, 2016
Company: Lundbeck Inc.
Treatment for: Seizures

Marketing Status: Discontinued

Carnexiv (carbamazepine) is an intravenous injection formulation of the antiepileptic drug carbamazepine indicated as short-term replacement therapy for oral carbamazepine when oral administration is temporarily not feasible.

Lartruvo (olaratumab) Injection

Date of Approval: October 19, 2016
Company: Eli Lilly and Company
Treatment for: Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Lartruvo (olaratumab) is a platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFR-α) blocking antibody indicated in combination with doxorubicin for the treatment of patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS).

Zinplava (bezlotoxumab) Injection

Date of Approval: October 21, 2016
Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Treatment for: Prevention of <i>Clostridium Difficile</i> Infection Recurrence

Zinplava (bezlotoxumab) is a selective, fully-human, monoclonal antibody that binds to Clostridium difficile toxin B, indicated to reduce recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients 18 years of age or older.

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