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The latest release of DrugBank (version 5.0.10, released 2017-11-14) contains 10,555 drug entries including 1,745 approved small molecule drugs, 877 approved biotech (protein/peptide) drugs, 107 nutraceuticals and over 5,031 experimental drugs. Additionally, 4,775 non-redundant protein (i.e. drug target/enzyme/transporter/carrier) sequences are linked to these drug entries. Each DrugCard entry contains more than 200 data fields with half of the information being devoted to drug/chemical data and the other half devoted to drug target or protein data.

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Letermovir recieved approval from the FDA on November 8th, 2017 for use in prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients. It represents the first entry into a new class of CMV anti-infectives, DNA terminase complex inhibitors. Letermovir has recieved both priority and orphan drug status from the FDA. It is currently marketed under the brand name Prevymis.

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