FDA Approvals of 2012

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Voraxaze

Drug: Voraxaze
Generic molecule: glucarpidase
Company: BTG International
Approval date: Jan. 17

The scoop: The year's first drug approval went to the U.K.'s BTG for Voraxaze, a new treatment designed to reduce methotrexate concentrations in the plasma of patients receiving chemotherapy. The market is only estimated to be about $15 million.