Back in April, England’s cost watchdogs said they wouldn’t cover Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo in head and neck cancer due to “uncertain” clinical evidence. Now, though, they’re singing a different tune.
Boehringer Ingelheim announced that the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Gilotrif® (afatinib) has been accepted for filing and granted Priority Review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The application for Gilotrif is currently under review for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 21 (L861Q), G719X or S768I substitution mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test.
Dutch biotech UniQure has won orphan drug designation (ODD) for its investigational treatment for Huntington’s Disease, a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder that leads to loss of muscle coordination, behavioural abnormalities and cognitive decline.
AstraZeneca announced that the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) for Tagrisso (osimertinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Novartis’ division Alcon has obtained CE-Mark for its AutonoMe preloaded intraocular lens (IOL) delivery system to accurately deliver the IOL into the capsular bag during cataract surgery. The AutonoMe system is preloaded with a new biomaterial called Clareon IOL that features an advanced design for sharp vision, low edge glare and enhanced optic clarity. With an automated CO2-powered delivery mechanism, the preloaded system is intended to enable accurate single-handed control of IOL placement. Alcon CEO Mike Ball said: “With the introduction of Clareon AutonoMe, we are proud to unveil our latest innovations to benefit doctors and their patients undergoing cataract surgery. “Clareon AutonoMe builds upon the comprehensive legacy of AcrySof by offering cataract surgeons easy, intuitive control of IOL delivery with the newest optic material.” “The intuitive and easy-to-use device is expected to simplify the procedure and minimise surgical time.” The intuitive and easy-to-use device is expected to simplify the procedure ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, the first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used by adult patients to make diabetes treatment decisions without calibration using a blood sample from the fingertip (often referred to as a “fingerstick”).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved Verzenio (abemaciclib) to treat adult patients who have hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer that has progressed after taking therapy that alters a patient’s hormones (endocrine therapy).
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