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Original New Drug Application Approvals by US FDA (16 - 31 May 2019)

31 May 2019
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 May 2019 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.

NAYZILAM
  • Active Ingredient(s): Midazolam
  • Strength: 5 mg/0.5 mL
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Spray; nasal
  • Company: Proximagen, LLC
  • Approval Date: 17 May 2019
  • Submission Classification: Type 3 - New Dosage Form
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity (i.e., seizure clusters, acute repetitive seizure) that are distinct from a patient's usual seizure pattern in patients with epilepsy 12 years of age and older. 
  • Approved Label17 May 2019 (PDF)

SLYND
  • Active Ingredient(s): Drospirenone
  • Strength: 4 mg
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Tablet; oral
  • Company: Exeltis USA, Inc.
  • Approval Date: 23 May 2019
  • Submission Classification: Type 2 - New Active Ingredient and Type 3 - New Dosage Form
  • Indication(s): Indicated for use by females of reproductive potential to prevent pregnancy. 
  • Approved Label23 May 2019 (PDF)

PIQRAY
  • Active Ingredient(s): Alpelisib
  • Strength: 50 mg; 150 mg; 200 mg
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Tablet; oral
  • Company: Novartis Pharms Corp
  • Approval Date: 24 May 2019
  • Submission Classification: Type 1 - New Molecular Entity
  • Indication(s): Indicated in combination with fulvestrant for the treatment of postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, PIK3CA-mutated, advanced or metastatic breast cancer as detected by an FDA-approved test following progression on or after an endocrine-based regimen.
  • Approved Label24 May 2019 (PDF)
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Jairia Dela Cruz, 12 Dec 2019
Use of isatuximab (Isa) in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone (PomDex) appears to lead to more favourable outcomes in elderly patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) as compared with PomDex alone, according to the results of a subgroup analysis of the ICARIA-MM trial presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH 2019).
Rachel Soon, 18 Feb 2020

Pharmaceutical industry representatives highlighted lesser-known career opportunities for licensed pharmacists at the recent Pharmaceutical Industries Pharmacists Insights 3.0 (PIPI 3.0) symposium in Petaling Jaya.

Elvira Manzano, 12 Nov 2019
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids or vitamin D3 for up to 5 years has no effect on kidney function in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), the VITAL-DKD* ancillary study has shown.
Elaine Soliven, 20 Feb 2020
The administration of either low- or high-dose oxytocin does not impact time from induction of labour to delivery in lean and obese women, according to a study presented at SMFM 2020.