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16 Newly Approved Medications in 2015

16 Newly Approved Medications in 2015

  • Since July, more than a dozen primary care medications have reached the market.
  • ©Volt Collection/
    Fluad is an inactivated flu vaccine for prevention of seasonal influenza. ©Volt Collection/
  • ©ChameleonsEye/
    Naloxone, an intranasal opioid antagonist formulation, is used in the emergency treatment of opioid overdose. ©ChameleonsEye/
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    Genvoya is indicated as a complete regimen for HIV-1 infection in ART-naïve patients ≥ age 12 or to replace current ART regimen in certain patients. ©
  • ©rogelson/
    The NSAID Vivlodex is used to manage osteoarthritis pain. ©rogelson/
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    Nucala is indicated for add-on maintenance treatment in severe eosinophilic asthma. ©
  • ©decade3d - anatomy online/
    Belbuca, a partial opioid agonist analgesic in a buccal film formulation, is used to manage chronic pain. ©decade3d - anatomy online/
  • Utibron Neohaler is used for long term maintenance therapy of airflow obstruction in COPD.
  • Ryzodeg 70/30, Tresiba, and Synjardy—were all approved to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus.
  • ©SpeedkingZ/
    An extended release aspirin formulation, Durlaza is indicated for secondary prevention of stroke and acute cardiovascular events. ©SpeedkingZ/
  • ©Lightspring/
    Addyi is indicated for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women. ©Lightspring/
  • ©Tyler Olson/
    Repatha is indicated in the management of familial hypercholesterolemia. ©Tyler Olson/
  • Entresto is used to reduce risk of CV death and hospitalization for heart failure in patients with chronic heart failure and reduced ejection fraction.
  • ©Symonenko-Viktoriia/
    Daklinza and Technivie are used to treat HCV genotype 3 and genotype 4 infection, respectively. ©Symonenko-Viktoriia/

The FDA approved a host of new drugs in 2015. Here is a very brief look at some the most recently approved.


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