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Saturday, June 22, 2013

FDA Approved New Drugs for the Mid-Year, 2013


Last week, I posted a list of new drugs approved in 2012. Again, as an FDA retiree formerly involved in the approval of new drugs, I am still very interested on what is new in FDA drug development this year.

FDA has been very busy this year so far. One medical device and more than sixty new drugs had been approved in eighteen therapeutic areas already for this mid year. In 2002 the year I retired FDA approved more than 100 new drugs that year. By the end of 2013, I predict that another 60 new drugs will be approved.

As a diabetic, I am quite delighted that two new drugs for type 2 diabetes are approved. These new drugs will be expensive, but we the patients have an an alternative options if we desire and believe these new drugs will have more benefits than risks in the cure of our malady. Congratulations to FDA and its employees for a good year so far.

1. Cardiology/Vascular Diseases

Kynamro (mipomersen sodium); Genzyme; For the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, Approved January 2013

Liptruzet (ezetimibe and atorvastatin); Merck; For the treatment of hyoerlipidemia, Approved May 2013

Nymalize (nimodipine); Arbor Pharmaceuticals; For the reduction of incidence and severity of ischemic deficits following subarachnoid hemorrhage, Approved May 2013

2. Dermatology

Sitavig (acyclovir) buccal tablets; BioAlliance Pharma; For the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis in adults, Approved April 2013

3.Devices

Breo Ellipta (fluticasone furoate and vilanterol inhalation powder); GlaxoSmithKline; For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Approved May 2013

4. Endocrinology

Invokana (canagliflozin); Janssen Pharmaceuticals; For the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus, Approved April 2013

Nesina (alogliptin); Takeda; For the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus, Approved January 2013

Osphena (ospemifene); Shionogi; For the treatment of dyspareunia and vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause, Approved March 2013

5. Family Medicine

Actemra ((ocilizumab); Genentech; For the treatment of Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Approved May 2013

Breo Ellipta (fluticasone furoate and vilanterol inhalation powder); GlaxoSmithKline; For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Approved May 2013

Flublok (seasonal influenza vaccine); Protein Sciences; For the active immunization against influenza virus subtypes A and type B, Approved January 2013

Ilaris (canakinumab); Novartis; For the treatment of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Approved May 2013

Invokana (canagliflozin); Janssen Pharmaceuticals; For the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus, Approved April 2013

Liptruzet (ezetimibe and atorvastatin); Merck; For the treatment of hyoerlipidemia, Approved May 2013

Nesina (alogliptin); Takeda; For the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus, Approved January 2013

Osphena (ospemifene); Shionogi; For the treatment of dyspareunia and vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause, Approved March 2013

Quartette (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol); Teva Pharmaceutical; For the prevention of conception, Approved April 2013

Sitavig (acyclovir) buccal tablets; BioAlliance Pharma; For the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis in adults, Approved April 2013

Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate); Biogen Idec; For the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis, Approved March 2013

Uceris (budesonide); Santarus; For the treatment of ulcerative colitis, Approved January 2013

6. Gastroenterology

Stivarga (regorafenib); Bayer; For the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor, Approved February 2013

Uceris (budesonide); Santarus; For the treatment of ulcerative colitis, Approved January 2013

7. Genetic Disease

Kineret, anakinra; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum; For the treatment of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes, Approved January 2013

Kynamro (mipomersen sodium); Genzyme; For the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, Approved January 2013

Ravicti (glycerol phenylbutyrate); Hyperion Therapeutics; For the treatment of pediatrics and adults with urea cycle disorders, Approved February 2013

Flublok (seasonal influenza vaccine); Protein Sciences; For the active immunization against influenza virus subtypes A and type B, Approved January 2013

8. Hematology

Kcentra (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate); CSL Behring; For the reversal of vitamin K antagonist therapy-induced coagulation factor deficiency, Approved May 2013

Nymalize (nimodipine); Arbor Pharmaceuticals; For the reduction of incidence and severity of ischemic deficits following subarachnoid hemorrhage, Approved May 2013

Pomalyst (pomalidomide); Celgene; For the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma, Approved February 2013

Ravicti (glycerol phenylbutyrate); Hyperion Therapeutics; For the treatment of pediatrics and adults with urea cycle disorders, Approved February 2013

9. Immunology

Flublok (seasonal influenza vaccine); Protein Sciences; For the active immunization against influenza virus subtypes A and type B, Approved January 2013

Kineret, anakinra; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum; For the treatment of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes, Approved January 2013

Sitavig (acyclovir) buccal tablets; BioAlliance Pharma; For the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis in adults, Approved April 2013

Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate); Biogen Idec; For the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis, Approved March 2013

VariZIG, Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin (Human); Cangene; For the post-exposure prophylaxis of varicella zoster (chickenpox), Approved January 2013

10. Infections and Infectious Diseases

Flublok (seasonal influenza vaccine); Protein Sciences; For the active immunization against influenza virus subtypes A and type B, Approved January 2013

Sitavig (acyclovir) buccal tablets; BioAlliance Pharma; For the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis in adults, Approved April 2013

VariZIG, Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin (Human); Cangene; For the post-exposure prophylaxis of varicella zoster (chickenpox), Approved January 2013

11. Musculoskeletal

Actemra ((ocilizumab); Genentech; For the treatment of Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Approved May 2013

Ilaris (canakinumab); Novartis; For the treatment of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Approved May 2013

Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate); Biogen Idec; For the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis, Approved March 2013

12. Nephrology

Procysbi (cysteamine bitartrate); Raptor Pharmaceuticals; For the management of nephropathic cystinosis, Approved May 2013
Neurology

Nymalize (nimodipine); Arbor Pharmaceuticals; For the reduction of incidence and severity of ischemic deficits following subarachnoid hemorrhage, Approved May 2013

13. Nutrition and Weight Loss

Nesina (alogliptin); Takeda; For the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus, Approved January 2013
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)

Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtansine); Genentech; For the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, Approved February 2013

Osphena (ospemifene); Shionogi; For the treatment of dyspareunia and vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause, Approved March 2013

Quartette (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol and ethinyl estradiol); Teva Pharmaceutical; For the prevention of conception, Approved April 2013

14. Oncology

Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtansine); Genentech; For the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, Approved February 2013

Pomalyst (pomalidomide); Celgene; For the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma, Approved February 2013

Stivarga (regorafenib); Bayer; For the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor, Approved February 2013

Xofigo (radium Ra 223 dichloride); Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals; For the treatment of prostate cancer with bone metastases, Approved May 2013


15. Pediatrics/Neonatology

Actemra ((ocilizumab); Genentech; For the treatment of Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Approved May 2013

Ilaris (canakinumab); Novartis; For the treatment of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Approved May 2013

Kineret, anakinra; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum; For the treatment of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes, Approved January 2013

Kynamro (mipomersen sodium); Genzyme; For the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, Approved January 2013

Ravicti (glycerol phenylbutyrate); Hyperion Therapeutics; For the treatment of pediatrics and adults with urea cycle disorders, Approved February 2013

16. Pharmacology/Toxicology

Kcentra (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate); CSL Behring; For the reversal of vitamin K antagonist therapy-induced coagulation factor deficiency, Approved May 2013
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Breo Ellipta (fluticasone furoate and vilanterol inhalation powder); GlaxoSmithKline; For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Approved May 2013

17. Rheumatology

Actemra ((ocilizumab); Genentech; For the treatment of Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Approved May 2013

Ilaris (canakinumab); Novartis; For the treatment of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Approved May 2013
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)

Kcentra (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate); CSL Behring; For the reversal of vitamin K antagonist therapy-induced coagulation factor deficiency, Approved May 2013

18. Urology

Xofigo (radium Ra 223 dichloride); Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals; For the treatment of prostate cancer with bone metastases, Approved May 2013

19. Vaccines

Flublok (seasonal influenza vaccine); Protein Sciences; For the active immunization against influenza virus subtypes A and type B, Approved January 2013

VariZIG, Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin (Human); Cangene; For the post-exposure prophylaxis of varicella zoster (chickenpox), Approved January 2013

Source: www.centerwatch.com

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