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Original New Drug Application Approvals by US FDA (1 - 15 October 2018)

15 Oct 2018

New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1-15 October 2018 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.

SEYSARA

  • Active Ingredient(s): Sarecycline
  • Strength: 60 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet; oral
  • Company: Allergan Inc
  • Approval Date: October 01, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for  the treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older.
  • Approved Label: 10/01/2018(PDF)
NUZYRA
  • Active Ingredient(s): Omadacycline
  • Strength: 150 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet; oral
  • Company: Paratek Pharms Inc
  • Approval Date: October 02, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of adult patients with the following infections caused by susceptible microorganisms 
  • Approved Label: 10/02/2018(PDF)
NUZYRA
  • Active Ingredient(s): Omadacycline
  • Strength: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Injectable; injection
  • Company: Paratek Pharms Inc
  • Approval Date: 10/02/2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of adult patients with the following infections caused by susceptible microorganisms 
  • Approved Label:10/02/2018(PDF)
TEGSEDI
  • Active Ingredient(s): Inotersen
  • Strength: 189 mg/mL
  • Dosage Form: Injectabe; injection
  • Company: Ionis Pharms Inc
  • Approval Date: October 05, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis in adults
  • Approved Label: 10/05/2018(PDF)
REVCOVI
  • Active Ingredient(s): Elapegadema - LVLR
  • Strength: 1.6 mg/mL
  • Dosage Form: Injectable; Injection
  • Company: Leadiant Biosci Inc
  • Approval Date: October 05, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Not Applicable
  • Indication(s): Indicated for  the treatment of adenosine deaminase severe combined immune deficiency (ADA-SCID) in pediatric and adult patients.
  • Approved Label: 10/05/2018(PDF)
YUTIQ
  • Active Ingredient(s): Fluocinolone Acetonide
  • Strength: 0.18 mg
  • Dosage Form: Implant; implantation
  • Company: Eyepoint Pharms
  • Approval Date: October 12, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 5 - New Formulation or New Manufacturer
  • Indication(s): Not Available
  • Approved Label: Not Available
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01 Dec 2019
Macrolide antibiotics are derived from the Streptomycesspecies. These contain either 14-membered (erythromycin [ERM],clarithromycin [CAM], roxithromycin [RXM]), 15-membered(azithromycin [AZM]) or 16-membered (spiramycin, josamycin,midecamycin) macrocyclic lactone rings. They inhibit proteinsynthesis by reversibly binding to the 23S ribosomal RNA (rRNA)in the 50s subunit of the bacterial ribosome. Traditionally,macrolides are used as first-line agents in respiratory, skin,soft tissue, and urogenital infections, and they are also activeagainst gram-positive cocci and atypical pathogens.
19 Jun 2019
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) remains as one of the world’s leading causes of mortality in global public health. Dr Charles Hicks shared his insights into the increasing role of dolutegravir (DTG; Tivicay, GSK) – an integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) – in HIV therapy during the 4th National AIDS Conference 2018 at Swiss Garden International Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur.
21 Sep 2019
Cryptococcosis is more common in nonhuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) nontransplant (NHNT) patients, and this population tends to have more localized pulmonary cryptococcosis and significantly higher 90-day mortality, reports a study.
Stephen Padilla, 07 May 2019
The risk of HIV transmission is “effectively zero” among gay couples who have condomless anal sex when the HIV viral load is suppressed, according to a new study.