Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending August 16, 2019

Harmony Biosciences announced today that the FDA approved WAKIX® (pitolisant) for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adult patients with narcolepsy. WAKIX is the first and only treatment approved for patients with narcolepsy that is not scheduled as a controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/harmony-biosciences-announces-fda-approval-120000845.html The FDA has approved[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending August 9, 2019

Daiichi Sankyo announced that the US FDA approved TURALIO™ (pexidartinib) as the first and only treatment for adult patients with symptomatic TGCT associated with severe morbidity or functional limitations and not amenable to improvement with surgery.  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-approves-daiichi-sankyos-turalio-pexidartinib-for-the-treatment-of-select-patients-with-tgct-a-rare-and-debilitating-tumor-300895924.html Last week the FDA approved Bayer’s Nubeqa® (darolutamide), a new treatment for men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending August 2, 2019

Celgene received FDA approval for Otezla to treat oral ulcers associated with Behçet’s Disease. https://www.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/news/celgene-otezla-behcets-disease/ Apic Bio, Inc. announced that the FDA has granted orphan drug designation to APB-102, a gene therapy soon to be in clinical development for the treatment of genetic SOD1 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  http://www.firstwordpharma.com/node/1654288#axzz5uQCOiPcE Biohaven Pharmaceuticals reported that the FDA[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending July 19, 2019

Cellectar Biosciences announced the FDA has granted Fast Track Designation for CLR 131 in relapsed or refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL).  https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/07/09/1880139/0/en/Cellectar-Receives-FDA-Fast-Track-Designation-for-CLR-131-in-Diffuse-Large-B-Cell-Lymphoma.html Dicerna Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has granted a Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to DCR-PHXC for the treatment of patients with primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1). https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190715005117/en/Dicerna-Receives-Breakthrough-Therapy-Designation-DCR-PHXC-Treatment/?feedref=JjAwJuNHiystnCoBq_hl-WFAllVCLJFCqzlmaJ8DKHU4plfPZtlGYRDUHCSmgbii6XkLWuQZD-HgGRnjQvCyg3iCfEFIaJW7-otp9V1XQiK2eHTJy3ZqOEt7kKgLu20J Neurocrine Biosciences said the FDA[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending July 12, 2019

Karyopharm Therapeutics announced that the U.S. FDA has approved oral XPOVIOTM (selinexor), a nuclear export inhibitor, in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/07/03/1878060/0/en/Karyopharm-Announces-FDA-Approval-of-XPOVIO-selinexor-for-the-Treatment-of-Patients-with-Relapsed-or-Refractory-Multiple-Myeloma.html Alexion’s Soliris received FDA approval for an additional indication last week.  The drug is now approved to treat neuromyelitis optica spectrum[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending June 21, 2019

Blueprint Medicines announced it has submitted a NDA to the FDA for avapritinib for the treatment of adult patients with PDGFRA Exon 18 mutant gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), regardless of prior therapy, and fourth-line GIST.  https://www.drugs.com/nda/avapritinib_190614.html?utm_source=ddc&utm The FDA announced that generic drug applicants will now have access to more information from the agency when deciding[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending June 14, 2019

Genentech’s blood cancer drug Polivy earned an accelerated approval from the U.S. FDA due to the complete response rate shown during clinical trials.  https://www.biospace.com/article/genentech-s-blood-cancer-drug-approved-two-months-ahead-of-pdufa-date/?s=61 The FDA approved Merk’s Keytruda as a frontline treatment for head and neck cancer.  Keytruda was initially approved in 2014 for advanced melanoma and has since received approvals as treatment for[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending June 7, 2019

bluebird bio announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted conditional marketing authorization for ZYNTEGLO™ (autologous CD34+ cells encoding βA-T87Q-globin gene), a gene therapy for patients 12 years and older with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) who do not have a β0/β0 genotype.  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bluebird-bio-announces-eu-conditional-132500558.html Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP announced that the FDA has recently granted Orphan Drug Designation[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending May 31, 2019

AveXis/Novartis received FDA approval for Zolgensma, the gene therapy for children younger than two years old who have been diagnosed with SMA with bi-allelic mutations in the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. The therapy will be available to patients for a cost of $2.125 million, or $425,000 per year for 5 years.  https://www.biospace.com/article/novartis-sma-gene-therapy-treatment-approved-by-the-fda-will-have-a-price-of-2-125-million/ Novocure[…]

Top Regulatory News Stories – Week Ending May 17, 2019

The FDA will be launching an expanded access pilot dubbed ‘Project Facilitate’ by End of May.  This program is aimed at improving patient access to unapproved oncology drugs: https://www.raps.org/news-and-articles/news-articles/2019/5/fda-to-launch-expanded-access-pilot-project-facil?feed=Regulatory-Focus The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Sunovion’s schizophrenia drug: http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20190513/NEWS01/190519988 Celgene reported that the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to POMALYST® (pomalidomide) for[…]