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New Drug Update: 2008

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Only 16 new therapeutic agents were marketed in the United States in 2008, the lowest number in many years. Four new drugs have been selected for consideration in this review. The uses and most important properties of each agent are considered, and a rating for each new drug is provided using the New Drug Comparison Rating (NDCR) system developed by the author.

Abbreviations: AE = Adverse event, BP = Blood pressure, MAOI = Monoamine oxidase inhibitor, MDD = Major depressive disorder, NDCR = New Drug Comparison Rating, SNRI = Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, SSRI = Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor.

Keywords: Bystolic; Ciclesonide; Desvenlafaxine succinate; Methylnaltrexone bromide; Nebivolol hydrochloride; Omnaris; Pristiq; Relistor

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2009-04-01

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