The U.S. healthcare system and the FDA have been affected by manufacturing issues at one of the largest U.S. drugmakers, Pfizer. The company’s Hospira unit is the largest producer of injectable opioid analgesics used in hospitals.
The FDA granted approval to Pfizer for Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx), which is used for the treatment of anemia, biosimilar of Amgen, a drug which generated sales closely $ 1.8 billion in the U.S market last year for Amgen and Johnson & Johnson partners. Retacrit also received the go-ahead to be used in RBC transfusions by U.S health regulators.
Pfizer announced today that it is receiving applications for its Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London competitive grant. This is the second time that Pfizer has held the startup-focused program, which representatives from biopharmaceutical company said had a strong inaugural year in 2017.
The EU medicines regulator has started its review of Astellas and Pfizer’s prostate cancer drug Xtandi in what looks likely to become a hotly contested indication - non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC).
Pfizer Inc. announced a positive outcome from today’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee (GIDAC) meeting. The GIDAC met to discuss Pfizer’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XELJANZ® (tofacitinib), which is currently under review by the FDA, for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC).
Tweeting to the top, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer tied for the No. 1 spot in the inaugural ranking of global pharma influencers by Owen Health. The U.K.-based healthcare marketing agency evaluated 22 pharma companies on authority, reach, activity, engagement and influence to rate the most and least adept when it comes to Twitter.
Adapsyn Bioscience Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel medicines derived from evolved small molecule natural products, announced that it has completed a round of financing that was co-funded by Pfizer R&D Innovate and Genesys Capital. In addition, the company has announced a research collaboration with Pfizer Inc.
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