Print Issue: April 01, 2008

Agency to Consider Silodosin to Treat BPH

The FDA has accepted a New Drug Application for silodosin, a novel alpha1-adrenoreceptor antagonist, from Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Corona, Calif. Watson is seeking approval of silodosin for the treatment of BPH symptoms.

Single-Pill Combo to Manage High Cholesterol Approved

Simcor (Niaspan/simvastatin), the first fixed-dose combination of two widely prescribed cholesterol therapies, has been approved for use along with diet to lower levels of elevated total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, and to raise HDL cholesterol in patients with complex lipid disease when treatment with monotherapies are not considered adequate.

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