The 1st flu treatment in decades, a diagnostic test for menopause & more: 5 latest FDA approvals

Here are five drugs or medical devices that have been approved by the FDA since Oct. 19: 

1. Xofluza, the first new treatment for the flu in nearly two decades, was approved to treat acute uncomplicated flu in patients 12 years or older who have had flu symptoms for no more than 48 hours.

2. PicoAMH Elisa is a diagnostic test that can help determine a patient's menopausal status.

3. Dupixent is a maintenance therapy for asthma patients 12 years or older with an eosinophilic phenotype or those who are dependent on corticosteroids.

4. Khapazory, a chemotherapy protective drug, is approved to diminish the toxicity associated with overdosage of folic acid antagonists and rescue after high-dose methotrexate therapy.

5. Medtronic received the greenlight for its Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft, a minimally invasive system that corrects lesions in the descending thoracic aorta.

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