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February 1, 2010

Neuropharma FDA Approvals Down in 2009

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200_Neurosurgery-Cover.jpgAs we report today in this month's edition of Neurotech Insights, five of the 26 new drugs and biologics approved by the FDA were neuropharmaceuticals: Vanda/Novartis’ Fanapt for schizophrenia, Lundbeck's Sabril for infantile spasms and add-on for refractory partial seizures, Cypress/Forest’s Savella for fibromyalgia, Merck's (Organon) Saphris for bipolar and schizophrenia, and Novartis’ branded version of betaseron for multiple sclerosis.. This compares to seven neuropharmaceutical approvals out of 24 in 2008 (Pristiq, Relistor, Entereg, Xenazine, Vimpat, Banzel and tapentadol) and only two of 17 in 2007.

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