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New Drug Approvals Archive - September 2003

September 2003

Seasonale (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) Tablets

Date of Approval: September 5, 2003
Company: Barr Laboratories
Treatment for: Contraception

Seasonale (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) is an extended-cycle oral contraceptive.

Riomet (metformin hydrochloride) Oral Solution

Date of Approval: September 11, 2003
Company: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Treatment for: Diabetes Type 2

Riomet is an oral solution formulation of the antihyperglycemic drug metformin indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Cubicin (daptomycin ) Injection

Date of Approval: September 12, 2003
Company: Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Treatment for: Skin and Structure Infection, Bacteremia

Cubicin (daptomycin) is a lipopeptide antibacterial indicated for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) and staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (bacteremia).

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