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FDA approves Takeda’s first-line treatment option for non-small cell lung cancer

May 26, 2020
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The FDA has approved Takeda’s Alunbrig (brigatinib) for adult patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) metastatic non-small cell lung cancer …


FDA expands indication for Eylea to cover all stages of diabetic retinopathy

May 14, 2019
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The FDA has expanded the indication for Regeneron’s Eylea (aflibercept) to include all stages of diabetic retinopathy. Regeneron chief scientific …


FDA approves record breaking 971 generic drugs in 2018

January 10, 2019
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The FDA approved a record 971 generic drugs in the 2018 fiscal year, giving the go-ahead to 110 generics in …


FDA advisory panel approves AcelRx’s opioid pain drug Dsuvia

October 15, 2018
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An FDA advisory panel voted 10 to 3 to recommend the approval of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals’ opioid pain drug Dsuvia (sufentanil) …

US FDA approves HPV vaccine for men and women aged 27-45

October 8, 2018
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The US Food and Drug Administration have approved the use of HPV vaccine Gardasil 9 for both men and woman …


Teva shares soar after migraine treatment Ajovy approval

September 17, 2018
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Shares in the Israeli pharma firm Teva soared on Sunday after the announcement that the US Food and Drug Administration …

Protesters in Manchester call on NICE to approve Biogen’s $750,000 drug Spinraza

September 11, 2018
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Protesters in Manchester have called on the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), to overturn their rejection of …

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FDA approves Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo in small-cell lung cancer

August 20, 2018
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The FDA has approved Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) for patients with metastatic small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), as the first …

Chinese regulators approve Roche’s Alecensa in regulatory shift

August 20, 2018
Sales and Marketing Cancer, China, Roche, approval, lung cancer

China’s National Drug Administration has granted rapid approval for Roche’s lung cancer treatment Alecensa (alectinib). Chinese regulators have in the …


Rare lung cancer drug approved in Scotland

August 14, 2018
Manufacturing and Production Cancer, SMC, Scotland, Scottish Medicines Consortium, approval, lung cancer

The Scottish Medicines Consortium has approved Roche’s cancer drug alectinib for the treatment of patients with untreated advanced non-small-cell lung …

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EU Commission grants market authorisation for Sandoz’ Humira biosimilar

July 30, 2018
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The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation to Sandoz’ biosimilar Hyrimoz for use in all indications, including rheumatoid arthritis, plaque …


First new treatment for reccurent malaria approved in over 60 years

July 23, 2018
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The FDA has approved GSK’s Krintafel for the treatment of a recurring form of malaria in patients aged 16 and …

FDA approves Agios’ oral leukaemia treatment Tibsovo

July 23, 2018
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The oral leukaemia treatment Tibsovo (ivosidenib) produced by Massachusetts-based Agios Pharmaceuticals has been approved for treatment of adult patients with …

AbbVie and Janssen announce failure of cancer drug Imbruvica in Phase 3 trial

July 12, 2018
Research and Development AbbVie, Cancer, FDA, Janssen, approval

AbbVie and Janssen have announced that Imbruvica (ibrutinib) failed to achieve the primary endpoint in a late-stage study assessing its …


Insider interview: NICE discusses its planned ‘fast-track’ appraisal process

December 19, 2016
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Jenniffer Prescott, associate director of planning, operations and topic selection, answers questions on NICE’s recent plans for a ‘fast-track’ appraisal …

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