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New Additions to for 2008

The following 55 drugs were added to the database in 2008.

Dec 30, 2008 - Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic) is a prostamide indicated for the treatment of hypotrichosis (or reduced amount of hair) of the eyelashes. Growth of the eyelashes is a well documented side effect of bimatoprost which is currently approved as Lumigan for the treatment of glaucoma.

Dec 22, 2008 - BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) is a vaccine indicated for the active immunization for the prevention of disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, in persons between 18 and 65 years of age at high risk of exposure.

Dec 19, 2008 - Mozobil (plerixafor) is a small molecule CXCR4 chemokine receptor antagonist used in combination with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor to mobilize hematopoietic stem cells to the bloodstream for collection and subsequent autologous transplantation in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Dec 19, 2008 - Trilipix (fenofibric acid) is a peroxisome proliferator receptor alpha (PPARα) activator indicated for use along with diet to help lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, and to raise HDL cholesterol in patients with lipid problems. Trilipix is the first and only fibrate to be approved for use in combination with a statin.

Synthetic Conjugated Estrogens-A (SCE-A) Vaginal Cream
Dec 19, 2008 - SCE-A (synthetic conjugated estrogens, A) Vaginal Cream is a plant-derived local estrogen product indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse, both of which are symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause.

Dec 17, 2008 - Lusedra (fospropofol disodium) is an intravenous sedative-hypnotic agent for monitored anesthesia care (MAC) sedation in adult patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Nov 24, 2008 - Promacta (eltrombopag) is a thrombopoietin receptor agonist indicated for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura, thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic hepatitis C, and patients with severe aplastic anemia.

Nov 24, 2008 - Banzel (rufinamide) is a prescription antiepileptic drug for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Nov 7, 2008 - Apriso (mesalamine) is a once-daily, locally-acting aminosalicylate indicated for the maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis (UC) in adults.

Nov 7, 2008 - (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol)Extended-Cycle Oral Contraceptive Treatment for Prevention of Pregnancy

Nov 7, 2008 - Acanya (benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin phosphate) is a topical antibacterial and antibiotic combination for the treatment of acne.

Nov 6, 2008 - Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate) is a competitive muscarinic receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.

Nov 1, 2008 - Vimpat (lacosamide) is an anti-convulsant drug for the treatment of partial onset seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Oct 24, 2008 - Astepro (azelastine) is a nasal antihistamine for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Oct 24, 2008 - Rapaflo (silodosin) is an alpha(1)- adrenoreceptor antagonist for the treatment of the signs and symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate.

Oct 13, 2008 - Cinryze is a C1-esterase inhibitor indicated for routine prophylaxis against angioedema attacks in adolescent and adult patients with Hereditary Angioedema (HAE).

Oct 10, 2008 - Akten (lidocaine hydrochloride) Ophthalmic Gel is a topical, ocular anesthetic formulation for use in ocular procedures that require a topical anesthetic agent.

Sep 25, 2008 - AdreView is a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical agent indicated for use in the detection of rare neuroendocrine tumors in children and adults.

Sep 19, 2008 - Sancuso (granisetron transdermal system) is an anti-emetic transdermal delivery system indicated for the control of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving moderately and/or highly nausea-inducing chemotherapy.

Sep 10, 2008 - Nplate (romiplostim) is a thrombopoietin mimetic peptibody for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

Aug 26, 2008 - Xenazine (tetrabenazine) is a selective and reversible centrally-acting dopamine depleting drug indicated for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington's disease.

Aug 10, 2008 - Cleviprex is an intravenous, ultrashort-acting calcium channel blocker under development for the treatment of severely elevated blood pressure in the hospital setting when oral therapy is not feasible or desirable.

Aug 4, 2008 - Stavzor is delayed-release valproic acid formulated in the EnteriCare enteric soft gelatin capsule delivery system designed to minimize GI adverse events. Stavzor is indicated for the treatment of manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, adjunctive therapy in multiple seizure types (including epilepsy), and prophylaxis of migraine headaches.

Aug 2, 2008 - Navstel is a balanced salt ophthalmic solution for use as an intraocular irrigation during surgical procedures involving perfusion of the eye.

Jul 16, 2008 - Eovist (gadoxetate disodium) is a gadolinium-based contrast agent for intravenous use in T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the liver to detect and characterize lesions in adults with known or suspected focal liver disease.

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Jul 2, 2008 - Kinrix [Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine] is a combination vaccine for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio diseases in children.

Jun 30, 2008 - Durezol (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) is a topical steroid for the treatment of postoperative ocular inflammation and pain.

Jun 30, 2008 - PrandiMet (repaglinide and metformin HCl) is a fixed-dose combination of the fast-acting secretagogue replaglinide (also known as Prandin) and insulin sensitizer, metformin, indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Jun 30, 2008 - Pentacel is a combination vaccine indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis and invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae type b in children 6 weeks through 4 years of age.

Jun 22, 2008 - Trivaris (triamcinolone acetonide) is a glucocorticoid corticosteroid delivered via intravitreal injection for the treatment of sympathetic ophthalmia, temporal arteritis, uveitis, and ocular inflammatory conditions unresponsive to topical corticosteroids.

May 26, 2008 - Entereg (alvimopan) is a peripherally-acting mu opioid receptor antagonist used to help patients regain gastrointestinal (GI) function earlier following bowel resection surgery.

May 18, 2008 - OraVerse is a dental anesthetic reversal agent that accelerates the return to normal sensation and function following dental procedures.

May 18, 2008 - Aplenzin is a once-daily formulation of bupropion hydrobromide indicated for the treatment of depression in adults.

May 8, 2008 - Cimzia (certolizumab) is a PEGylated anti-TNF (tumor necrosis factor) biologic therapy for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis.

Apr 27, 2008 - Relistor is a peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist indicated to treat opioid-induced constipation.

Apr 17, 2008 - Treximet is the first and only migraine product designed to target multiple mechanisms of migraine by combining a triptan, a class of migraine-specific medicines, and an anti-inflammatory pain reliever in a single tablet.

Apr 17, 2008 - Patanase (olopatadine) is an antihistamine nasal spray for the treatment of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and adolescents twelve years of age and older.

Apr 15, 2008 - Lexiscan (regadenoson) is an A2A adenosine receptor agonist indicated for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), a test that detects and characterizes coronary artery disease, in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress.

Apr 6, 2008 - Rotarix is an oral, two-dose, live attenuated vaccine for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children.

Mar 20, 2008 - Treanda (bendamustine) is a purine alkylator hybrid chemotherapy agent indicated for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Mar 20, 2008 - Artiss (fibrin sealant (human)) is a slow-setting fibrin sealant indicated for use in adhering skin grafts in adult and pediatric burn patients.

Mar 19, 2008 - Levoleucovorin is a folate analog and the pharmacologically active isomer of calcium leucovorin. Levoleucovorin rescue is used after the administration of high-dose methotrexate in osteosarcoma. Levoleucovorin is also used to treat inadvertent overdosage of folic acid antagonists.

Mar 6, 2008 - Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) approved for the treatment for adult patients with major depressive disorder.

Mar 6, 2008 - Arcalyst (rilonacept) is an interleukin-1 inhibitor for the treatment of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS), Deficiency of Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist, and recurrent pericarditis.

Feb 22, 2008 - Simcor (Niaspan/simvastatin) is a fixed-dose combination lipid therapy used along with diet to lower levels of total cholesterol, LDL "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides, and to increase HDL "good" cholesterol.

Feb 21, 2008 - Xyntha Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) Plasma/Albumin Free, is a genetically engineered version of factor VIII, a protein essential for the clotting of blood. Xyntha is indicated for the control and prevention of bleeding episodes and for surgical prophylaxis in patients with hemophilia A.

Jan 30, 2008 - Accretropin (somatropin (rDNA origin)) is recombinant human growth hormone indicated for treatment of pediatric patients who have growth failure due to an inadequate secretion of normal endogenous growth hormone, or treatment of short stature associated with Turner Syndrome in pediatric patients whose epiphyses are not closed.

Jan 24, 2008 - Moxatag is a once-daily extended-release formulation of the penicillin antibiotic amoxicillin indicated for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with pharyngitis and/or tonsillitis secondary to Streptococcus pyogenes (commonly referred to as strep throat).

Jan 23, 2008 - Intelence (etravirine) is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) which in combination with other antiretroviral agents is indicated for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in antiretroviral treatment-experienced adult patients.

Tekturna HCT
Jan 22, 2008 - Tekturna HCT (aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide) is a single-tablet combination therapy for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Jan 22, 2008 - Flo-Pred (prednisolone acetate) is a cherry flavored oral liquid corticosteroid formulation which does not require refrigeration and does not require shaking prior to use. Flo-Pred is an anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of asthma, certain allergic and dermatologic conditions, as well as a variety of other indications.

Jan 18, 2008 - Alvesco (ciclesonide) is an inhaled corticosteroid indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma and as prophylactic therapy in adult and adolescent patients aged 12 years and older.

Jan 18, 2008 - Recothrom is a recombinant form of human thrombin is indicated as an aid to hemostasis whenever oozing blood and minor bleeding from capillaries and small venules is accessible and control of bleeding by standard surgical techniques is ineffective or impractical. Recothrom may be used in conjunction with an absorbable gelatin sponge, USP.

Jan 9, 2008 - Bystolic (nebivolol) is a once daily beta blocker approved for the treatment of hypertension.

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