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    9 Newly Approved Novel Drugs

    It's been a busy year for the FDA.

     

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    3. Emflaza (deflazacort), Marathon Pharmaceuticals

    Indication: A corticosteroid approved for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common form of muscular dystrophy, in patients five years of age or older.

    Dosage: Oral dosage approximately 0.9 mg/kg/day once daily; for oral suspension round up to the nearest tenth of a milliliter.

    Contraindications: Known hypersensitivity to deflazacort or to any inactive ingredients.

    Read our coverage of this drug and troubles with its pricing here

    Read the full prescribing information here

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