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Original New Drug Application Approvals by US FDA (01 - 15 August 2020)

18 Aug 2020
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 01 - 15 August 2020 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.

VASOPRESSIN
  • Active Ingredient(s): Vasopressin
  • Strength: 20 units/mL
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Solution; intravenous
  • Company: American Regent, Inc.
  • Approval Date: 03 August 2020
  • Submission Classification: Type 7 - Drug Already Marketed without Approved NDA
  • Indication(s): Indicated to increase blood pressure in adults with vasodilatory shock who remain hypotensive despite fluids and catecholamines.
  • Approved Label03 August 2020 (PDF)

XTANDI
  • Active Ingredient(s): Enzalutamide
  • Strength: 40 mg; 80 mg
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Tablet, film coated
  • Company: Astellas
  • Approval Date: 04 August 2020
  • Submission Classification: Type 3 - New Dosage Form
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of patients with:
    • castration-resistant prostate cancer.
    • metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer.
  • Approved Label04 August 2020 (PDF)

BLENREP
  • Active Ingredient(s): Belantamab mafodotin-blmf
  • Strength: 2.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Injectable; intravenous
  • Company: GlaxoSmithKline
  • Approval Date: 05 August 2020
  • Submission Classification: Not available
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least 4 prior therapies including an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody, a proteasome inhibitor, and an immunomodulatory agent.
  • Approved Label05 August 2020 (PDF)

LAMPIT
  • Active Ingredient(s): Nifurtimox
  • Strength: 30 mg; 120 mg
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Tablet; oral
  • Company: Bayer Healthcare Pharms
  • Approval Date: 06 August 2020
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated in pediatric patients (birth to less than 18 years of age and weighing at least 2.5 kg) for the treatment of Chagas disease (American Trypanosomiasis), caused by Trypanosoma cruzi.
  • Approved Label06 August 2020 (PDF)

OLINVYK
  • Active Ingredient(s): Oliceridine
  • Strength: 1.5 mg
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Injectable; intravenous
  • Company: Trevena, Inc.
  • Approval Date: 07 August 2020
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated in adults for the management of acute pain severe enough to required an intravenous opioid analgesic and for whom alternative treatments are inadequate.
  • Approved Label07 August 2020 (PDF)

EVRYSDI
  • Active Ingredient(s): Risdiplam
  • Strength: 1.5 mg
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Powder for oral solution
  • Company: Genentech, Inc.
  • Approval Date: 07 August 2020
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older.
  • Approved Label07 August 2020 (PDF)

VILTEPSO
  • Active Ingredient(s): Viltolarsen
  • Strength: 250 mg/5 mL
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Injectable; injection
  • Company: Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
  • Approval Date: 12 August 2020
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients who have a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 53 skipping.
  • Approved Label12 August 2020 (PDF)

ENSPRYNG
  • Active Ingredient(s): Satralizumab
  • Strength: 120 mg/mL
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Injectable; injection
  • Company: Genentech
  • Approval Date: 14 August 2020
  • Submission Classification: Not available
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) in adult patients who are anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody positive.
  • Approved Label14 August 2020 (PDF)
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