Novartis’ Afinitor Disperz has become the first medicine to be specifically approved by US regulators to treat patients aged two years and above with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-associated partial-onset seizures.
On April 6, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved rucaparib (Rubraca®, Clovis Oncology Inc.), a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, for the maintenance treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who are in a complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy.
Smart inhaler company Adherium announced last week that it has received 510(k) clearance for over-the-counter sales of its inhaler monitoring device for AstraZeneca’s Symbicort aerosol inhaler, called the SmartTouch for Symbicort.
The FDA has told Alkermes it needs to see data from “additional well-controlled clinical trials” before it will review a filing for approval of depression drug ALKS 5461. Alkermes plans to appeal the ruling, but at this stage it looks like the biotech’s attempt to get a mixed set of data past the FDA has failed.
Eisai Inc. announced that it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for priority review to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its antiepileptic drug FYCOMPA® (perampanel) CIII as monotherapy and adjunctive use for the treatment of partial-onset seizures (POS) with or without secondarily generalized seizures in pediatric patients (ages 2 to less than 12 years). The submission also proposes a pediatric indication for monotherapy and adjunctive use for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTC) in children (ages 2 to less than 12 years) with epilepsy. The sNDA is for both the FYCOMPA tablet and oral suspension formulations.
Folks in need of physical therapy services may not have to leave the house for treatment. Therainc has just launched its latest product, TheraNow, an online platform that connects patients to physical therapists through teletherapy.
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