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Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
Audrey Abella, 27 Mar 2020
The angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) losartan did not improve inflammation, T-cell immune recovery, or fibrotic activity among older persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and viral suppression, according to data presented at CROI 2020.

Original New Drug Application Approvals by US FDA (16 - 31 August 2018)

31 Aug 2018

New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16-31 August 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.

LOPINAVIR; RITONAVIR

  • Active Ingredient(s): Lopinavir; Ritonavir
  • Strength:  unknown
  • Dosage Form: unknown
  • Company: Mylan Labs Ltd
  • Approval Date: August 16, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 5 - New Formulation or New Manufacturer
  • Indication(s): Not Applicable
  • Approved Label: Not Applicable
DIACOMIT
  • Active Ingredient(s): Stiripentol
  • Strength: 250 mg; 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule; oral
  • Company: Biocodex SA
  • Approval Date: August 20, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age and older taking clobazam.
  • Approved Label: 08/20/2018(PDF)
DIACOMIT
  • Active Ingredient(s): Stiripentol
  • Strength: 250 mg; 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Powder; oral
  • Company: Biocodex SA
  • Approval Date: August 20, 2018
  • Submission Classification:Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age and older taking clobazam.
  • Approved Label: 08/20/2018(PDF)
INVELTYS
  • Active Ingredient(s): Loteprednol Etabonate
  • Strength: 1%
  • Dosage Form: Suspension; ophthalmic
  • Company: Kala Pharms Inc
  • Approval Date: August 22, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 5 - New Formulation or New Manufacturer
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of post-operative inflammation and pain following ocular surgery.
  • Approved Label: 08/22/2018(PDF)
OXERVATE
  • Active Ingredient(s): Cenegermin-BKBJ
  • Strength: 0.002% (20 mcg/ml)
  • Dosage Form: Solution; ophthalmic
  • Company: Dompe Farmaceutici
  • Approval Date: August 22, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Not Applicable
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis.
  • Approved Label: 08/22/2018(PDF)
ALTRENO
  • Active Ingredient(s): Tretinoin
  • Strength: 0.05%
  • Dosage Form: Lotion; topical
  • Company: Dow Pharma
  • Approval Date: August 23, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Not applicable
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older. 
  • Approved Label: 08/23/2018(PDF)
TAKHZYRO
  • Active Ingredient(s): Lanadelumab(SHP643)
  • Strength: 300 mg/ml (150 mg/ml)
  • Dosage Form: Injectable; injection
  • Company: Dyax Corp
  • Approval Date: August 23, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Not applicable
  • Indication(s): Indicated for prophylaxis to prevent attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in patients 12 years and older. (1)
  • Approved Label: 08/23/2018(PDF)
XERAVA
  • Active Ingredient(s): Eravacycline
  • Strength: 50 mg
  • Dosage Form: Injectable; injection
  • Company: Tetraphase Pharms Inc
  • Approval Date:  August 27, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections in patients 18 years of age and older. 
  • Approved Label: 08/27/2018(PDF)
PIFELTRO
  • Active Ingredient(s): Doravirine
  • Strength: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet; oral
  • Company: Merck Sharp Dohme
  • Approval Date: August 30, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated  in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adult patients with no prior antiretroviral treatment history.
  • Approved Label: 08/30/2018(PDF)
DELSTRIGO
  • Active Ingredient(s): Doravirine; Lamivudine; Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
  • Strength: 100/300/300 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet; oral
  • Company: Merck Sharp Dohme
  • Approval Date: August 30, 2018
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity and Type 4 - New Combination
  • Indication(s): Indicated  as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adult patients with no antiretroviral treatment history.  
  • Approved Label: 08/30/2018(PDF)
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Audrey Abella, 27 Mar 2020
The angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) losartan did not improve inflammation, T-cell immune recovery, or fibrotic activity among older persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and viral suppression, according to data presented at CROI 2020.