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Novel Drug Approvals for 2017

Novel Drug Approvals for 2017

Innovation drives progress. When it comes to innovation in the development of new drugs and therapeutic biological products, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) supports the pharmaceutical industry at every step of the process. With its understanding of the science used to create new products, testing and manufacturing procedures, and the diseases and conditions that new products are designed to treat, FDA provides scientific and regulatory advice needed to bring new therapies to market.

The availability of new drugs and biological products often means new treatment options for patients and advances in health care for the American public. For this reason, CDER supports innovation and plays a key role in helping to advance new drug development.

Each year, CDER approves a wide range of new drugs and biological products. Some of these products are innovative new products that never before have been used in clinical practice. Others are the same as, or related to, previously approved products, and they will compete with those products in the marketplace.

Certain drugs are classified as new molecular entities (“NMEs”) for purposes of FDA review. Many of these products contain active moieties that have not been approved by FDA previously, either as a single ingredient drug or as part of a combination product; these products frequently provide important new therapies for patients. Some drugs are characterized as NMEs for administrative purposes, but nonetheless contain active moieties that are closely related to active moieties in products that have previously been approved by FDA. For example, CDER classifies biological products submitted in an application under section 351(a) of the Public Health Service Act as NMEs for purposes of FDA review, regardless of whether the Agency previously has approved a related active moiety in a different product. FDA’s classification of a drug as an “NME” for review purposes is distinct from FDA’s determination of whether a drug product is a “new chemical entity” or “NCE” within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

No. Drug
Name
Active Ingredient Approval Date FDA-approved use on approval date
46. Giapreza angiotensin II 12/21/2017 To increase blood pressure in adults with septic or other distributive shock
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
45. Macrilen macimorelin acetate 12/20/2017 For the diagnosis of adult growth hormone deficiency
Drug Trials Snapshot
44. Steglatro ertugliflozin 12/19/2017 To improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Drug Trials Snapshot
43. Rhopressa netarsudil 12/18/2017 To treat glaucoma or ocular hypertension
Drug Trials Snapshot
42. Xepi ozenoxacin 12/11/2017 To treat impetigo
Drug Trials Snapshot
41. Ozempic semaglutide 12/5/2017 To improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Drug Trials Snapshot
40. Hemlibra emicizumab 11/16/2017 To prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adult and pediatric patients with hemophilia A who have developed antibodies called Factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitors.
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
39. Mepsevii vestronidase alfa-vjbk 11/15/2017 To treat pediatric and adult patients with an inherited metabolic condition called mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII), also known as Sly syndrome.
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
38. Fasenra  benralizumab  11/14/2017  For add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype 
Drug Trials Snapshot
37. Prevymis letermovir 11/8/2017 To prevent infection after bone marrow transplant
Drug Trials Snapshot
36. Vyzulta latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution 11/2/2017 To treat intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Drug Trials Snapshot
35. Calquence acalabrutinib 10/31/2017 To treat adults with mantle cell lymphoma
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
34.

Verzenio

abemaciclib 9/28/2017 To treat certain advanced or metastatic breast cancers
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
33.

Solosec

secnidazole 9/15/2017 To treat bacterial vaginosis
Drug Trials Snapshot
32.

Aliqopa

copanlisib 9/14/2017 To treat adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
31. benznidazole benznidazole 8/29/2017 To treat children ages 2 to 12 years old with Chagas disease
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
30.

Vabomere

meropenem and vaborbactam 8/29/2017 To treat adults with complicated urinary tract infections
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
29.

Besponsa

inotuzumab ozogamicin 8/17/2017 To treat adults with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
28. Mavyret glecaprevir and pibrentasvir 8/3/2017 To treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
27. Idhifa enasidenib 8/1/2017 To treat relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
26. Vosevi sofosbuvir, velpatasvir and voxilaprevir 7/18/2017 To treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
25. Nerlynx neratinib maleate 7/17/2017 To reduce the risk of breast cancer returning
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
24. Tremfya guselkumab 7/13/2017 For the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
Drug Trials Snapshot
23. Bevyxxa betrixaban 6/23/2017 For the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adult patients hospitalized for an acute medical illness
Drug Trials Snapshot
22. Baxdela delafloxacin 6/19/2017 To treat patients with acute bacterial skin infections
Drug Trials Snapshot
21. Kevzara sarilumab 5/22/2017 To treat adult rheumatoid arthritis
Drug Trials Snapshot
20. Radicava edaravone 5/5/2017 To treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
19. Imfinzi durvalumab 5/1/2017 To treat patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma
Web Post
Drug Trials Snapshot
18. Tymlos abaloparatide 4/28/2017 To treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture or those who have failed other therapies
Drug Trials Snapshot
17. Rydapt midostaurin 4/28/2017 To treat acute myeloid leukemia, advanced systemic mastocytosis
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot for advanced systemic mastocytosis
Drug Trials Snapshot for acute Myeloid leukemia
16. Alunbrig brigatinib 4/28/2017 To treat patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib
Drug Trials Snapshot
15. Brineura cerliponase alfa 4/27/2017 To treat a specific form of Batten disease
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
14. Ingrezza valbenazine 4/11/2017 To treat adults with tardive dyskinesia 
Press Release  
Drug Trials Snapshot
13. Austedo deutetrabenazine  4/3/2017  For the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington’s disease 
Drug Trials Snapshot
12. Ocrevus ocrelizumab 3/28/2017 To treat patients with relapsing and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
11. Dupixent dupilumab 3/28/2017 To treat adults with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis)
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
10. Zejula niraparib 3/27/2017 For the maintenance treatment for recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancers
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
9. Symproic

naldemedine

3/23/2017

For the treatment of opioid-induced constipation
Drug Trials Snapshot

8. Bavencio avelumab 3/23/2017 To treat metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
7. Xadago safinamide 3/21/2017 To treat Parkinson’s disease
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
6. Kisqali ribociclib 3/13/2017 To treat postmenopausal women with a type of advanced breast cancer
Drug Trials Snapshot
5. Xermelo telotristat ethyl 2/28/2017 To treat carcinoid syndrome diarrhea
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
4. Siliq brodalumab 2/15/2017 To treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
3. Emflaza deflazacort 2/9/2017 To treat patients age 5 years and older with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot
2. Parsabiv etelcalcetide 2/7/2017 To treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in adult patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
Drug Trials Snapshot
1. Trulance plecanatide 1/19/2017 To treat Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult patients.
Press Release
Drug Trials Snapshot

* This information is currently accurate. In rare instances, it may be necessary for FDA to change a drug’s new molecular entity (NME) designation or the status of its application as a novel new biologics license application (BLA).  For instance, new information may become available which could lead to a reconsideration of the original designation or status.  If changes must be made to a drug’s designation or the status of an application as a novel BLA, the Agency intends to communicate the nature of, and the reason for, any revisions as appropriate.

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