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  • n. A drug for reversal of neuromuscular blockade by the agent rocuronium in general anaesthesia.


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  • The latest setback came for the drug sugammadex, which is designed to reverse the effects of muscle relaxants given under general anesthesia during surgery.

    Schering-Plough Postsurgery Drug Rejected by FDA

  • But in early August, the FDA decided to reject Schering-Plough Corp. 's sugammadex, a drug that helps patients recover from anesthesia, even though the panel decided unanimously to approve it.

    FDA Rejects Advisers,

  • Thomas Koestler, said in a statement that the company was "surprised and disappointed" by the FDA's "non-approvable letter," which forestalls approval of sugammadex.

    Schering-Plough Postsurgery Drug Rejected by FDA

  • The European Union's drug regulator had approved sugammadex earlier in the week; it will be marketed under the brand Bridion.

    Schering-Plough Postsurgery Drug Rejected by FDA

  • Schering said it plans to meet with the FDA to discuss its concerns, and "to find a path forward with sugammadex."

    Schering-Plough Postsurgery Drug Rejected by FDA

  • The list includes the cholesterol drug Cordaptive from Merck, the heart medication Kynapid from Cardiome Pharma and the anesthesia-complication drug sugammadex from Schering-Plough.

    Drugs With Market Potential

  • The treatment, sugammadex, had received unanimous support from an FDA advisory panel in March.

    Hardly Working

  • Cervarix and Arcoxia are on the market in Europe, while sugammadex has been recommended for approval there.

    Drug Makers Say FDA Safety Focus

  • The FDA has delayed approval of Glaxo's cancer vaccine, Cervarix, and Schering-Plough's sugammadex, a drug designed to be used after surgeries to quickly undo the effects of muscle relaxants, and rejected Merck's pain medicine Arcoxia.

    Drug Makers Say FDA Safety Focus

  • The drug, sugammadex, would be used to reverse the effects of muscle-paralyzing drugs used in some surgeries.

    Schering Postsurgery Drug


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