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  1. Hussar, Daniel A. PHD


IN THIS ARTICLE, you'll learn about 13 new drugs, including:


* insulin glulisine and insulin detemir, both human insulin analogues


* ranolazine, the first drug approved to treat chronic angina in more than a decade


* conivaptan HCl, the first drug approved to treat hyponatremia in patients with normal fluid balance.



Unless otherwise specified, the information in the following summaries applies to adults, not children. Consult the package insert for information about each drug's safety during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Also consult the package insert, a pharmacist, or a comprehensive drug reference for more details on precautions, drug interactions, and adverse reactions* for all these drugs.