The FDA approved angiotensin-II (Giapreza) as a new intravenous vasopressor for septic shock and other forms of distributive shock. The first new FDA-approved vasopressor in decades, angiotensin-II could significantly change the management of severe septic shock.
Analysts and investors think Perjeta’s end-of-the-year indication may not be as lucrative as they once hoped. The FDA green-lighted the drug in tandem with giant Herceptin and chemo for HER2-positive, post-surgery breast cancer patients with a high risk of recurrence. Patients should receive up to 18 cycles of the regimen over the course of one year, according to the indication.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidelines related to the 3D printing of medical devices. FDA is now preparing for a significant wave of new technologies that are nearly certain to transform medical practice.
Spark Therapeutics $ONCE has scored an historic FDA approval of Luxturna, the world’s first such AAV-delivered gene therapy designed to cure a rare eye disease triggered by a genetic mutation. The drug is OK’d for RPE65 mutation linked retinal dystrophy. The treatment uses a viral vector to insert the correct copy of a gene retinal cells need to create a protein that turns light into electric signals which can restore vision lost to the disease. As with the earlier pioneering approval of the world’s first CAR-T, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb did the honors in recognizing the importance of this approval. And he says the agency will make sure that the regulatory path is straight and clear for the rest of the field looking to following Spark’s footsteps. “We’re at a turning point when it comes to this novel form of therapy and at the FDA, we’re focused on establishing ...
“The sale of the PRV provides us with an important source of non-dilutive capital to help advance our pipeline of rare and ultra-rare therapies, and accelerates the availability of these potential therapies to patients,” said Emil D. Kakkis, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and President of Ultragenyx.
AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of TAGRISSO® (osimertinib), a third-generation, irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) with clinical activity against central nervous system (CNS) metastases, in the 1st-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have EGFR mutations (exon 19 deletions or exon 21 (L858R) substitution mutations). The FDA has granted TAGRISSO Priority Review status, and previously granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for TAGRISSO in the 1st-line treatment of patients with metastatic EGFR mutation-positive (EGFRm) NSCLC.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for fremanezumab, an anti-calcitonin gene-related peptide (anti-CGRP) monoclonal antibody for the preventive treatment of migraine. Additionally, the FDA has granted fast track designation for fremanezumab for the prevention of cluster headache.
Virtual Incision’s RASD weighs just two pounds and is designed to perform the procedure through a smaller incision, potentially reducing recovery time and mitigating the risk of surgical complications.
Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xepi (ozenoxacin) Cream, 1%, a new chemical entity for the treatment of impetigo in patients two months of age and older when applied topically twice daily for 5 days. In the U.S., impetigo is estimated to account for approximately 10% of skin problems observed in pediatric clinics and is considered the most common bacterial skin infection.
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