Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending October 26, 2018

The US FDA has approved a new treatment for the flu for the first time in nearly 20 years. Roche’s Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) was approved in people 12 years of age or older. https://www.biospace.com/article/roche-snags-fda-approval-for-first-new-flu-drug-in-20-years/ Principia Biopharma announced that PRN1008, an oral, reversible covalent Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) inhibitor, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending October 19, 2018

The US FDA approved Pfizer’s PARP inhibitor, Talzenna (talazoparib), for patients with a germline BRCA-mutated (gBRCAm), HER2-negative breast cancer. The agency also approved Myriad Genetics’ diagnostic assay to identify the mutation.  https://www.biospace.com/article/fda-approves-pfizer-s-talzenna-for-breast-cancer/ Novartis reported it received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA for canakinumab as a potential treatment for cardiovascular risk reduction. https://www.biospace.com/article/amidst-strong-quarterly-growth-novartis-receives-fda-complete-response-letter-for-canakinumab/ Ocular[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending October 12, 2018

The US FDA gave Akcea Therapeutics and its parent company Ionis Pharmaceuticals the green light for Tegsedi (inotersen), a treatment for polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis in adults. Tegsedi was previously green-lit in Canada and the European Union.  https://www.biospace.com/article/akcea-therapeutics-and-ionis-pharmaceuticals-snag-fda-approval-for-tegsedi/ The FDA has approved Leadiant Biosciences’ Revcovi (elapegademase-lvlr) for the treatment of adults and children with[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending October 5, 2018

This was a big week for Paratek Pharmaceuticals which received US FDA approval for two new molecular entities.  On Monday Paratek announced that the FDA has approved SEYSARA™ (sarecycline) for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older. https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/fda-approves-seysara-sarecycline-for-the-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-acne-20181002-00547     Then on Wednesday Paratek[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending September 28, 2018

Verastem announced that the U.S. FDA has approved COPIKTRA for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) after at least two prior therapies. https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/verastem-oncology-receives-fda-approval-of-copiktratm-duvelisib-capsules-2018-09-24 Eli Lilly announced that the FDA has approved Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm 120 mg injection) for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. https://www.nasdaq.com/article/fda-approves-lillys-emgality-for-preventive-treatment-of-migraine-in-adults-20180927-01236 Pfizer[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending September 21, 2018

Teva announced U.S. FDA approval of AJOVYTM (fremanezumab-vfrm) injection for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180914005613/en/Teva-Announces-U.S.-Approval-AJOVYTM-fremanezumab-vfrm-Injection Ironwood Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has granted Fast Track Designation for praliciguat (IW-1973) for the treatment of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). http://news.ironwoodpharma.com/news-releases/news-release-details/ironwood-pharmaceuticals-announces-fda-fast-track-designation The FDA has cleared Mersana Therapeutics to resume enrolling[…]