BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB: European Commission Approves Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) for the Adjuvant Treatment of Adult Patients with Melanoma with Involvement of Lymph Nodes or Metastatic Disease Who Have Undergone Complete Resection

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Opdivo (nivolumab) for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients with melanoma with involvement of lymph nodes or metastatic disease who have undergone complete resection. Read More »

PFIZER: U.S. FDA Approves XTANDI® (enzalutamide) for the Treatment of Men with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)

Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XTANDI® (enzalutamide), following FDA Priority Review designation, based on results from the Phase 3 PROSPER trial. Read More »

GENENTECH, INC: Genentech Announces Submission of Supplemental New Drug Application for Venclexta for People With Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia who are Ineligible for Intensive Chemotherapy

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Venclexta® (venetoclax), in combination with a hypomethylating agent or in combination with low dose cytarabine (LDAC), for treatment of people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are ineligible for intensive chemotherapy. Read More »

MERCK: FDA Grants Priority Review to Merck’s Supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted and granted priority review for a new supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) seeking approval for KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as a treatment for previously treated patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Read More »

MERCK: FDA Accepts Supplemental Biologics License Application for Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) as Adjuvant Therapy in Advanced Melanoma

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for standard review a new supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as adjuvant therapy in the treatment of patients with resected, high-risk stage III melanoma and granted a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), or target action, date of February 16, 2019. Read More »

PFIZER INC: U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review for Pfizer’s New Drug Application for Glasdegib in Patients with Previously Untreated Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the company’s New Drug Application and granted Priority Review designation for glasdegib, an investigational oral smoothened (SMO) inhibitor, being evaluated for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in combination with low-dose cytarabine (LDAC), a type of chemotherapy. Read More »

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Accepts Application for Opdivo Plus Low-Dose Yervoy for Treatment of First-Line Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Patients with Tumor Mutational Burden ≥10 mut/Mb

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Opdivo (nivolumab) plus low-dose Yervoy (ipilimumab) for the treatment of first-line advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients with tumor mutational burden (TMB) ≥10 mutations per megabase (mut/Mb). Read More »

VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS : FDA Issues Complete Response Letter For DUOBRII™ (Halobetasol Propionate and Tazarotene) Lotion

Ortho Dermatologics, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX), today announced that it has received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for DUOBRII™1 (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) (IDP-118) lotion in the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Read More »

MERCK: FDA Approves Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for Treatment of Refractory or Relapsed Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma (PMBCL)

Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KEYTRUDA®, the company’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with refractory primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL), or who have relapsed after two or more prior lines of therapy. Read More »

MERCK: FDA Grants Priority Review to Merck’s Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for GARDASIL®9 in Women and Men Ages 27 to 45 for the Prevention of Certain HPV-Related Cancers and Diseases

Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review a new supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for GARDASIL ® 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant), the company’s 9-valent HPV vaccine. Read More »

GENENTECH,INC: FDA Approves Genentech’s Rituxan (Rituximab) for Pemphigus Vulgaris

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rituxan® (rituximab) for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe pemphigus vulgaris (PV), a rare, serious, potentially life-threatening condition characterized by progressive painful blistering of the skin and mucous membranes.1 Read More »

GENENTECH, INC: FDA Approves Genentech’s Rituxan (Rituximab) for Pemphigus Vulgaris

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rituxan® (rituximab) for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe pemphigus vulgaris (PV), a rare, serious, potentially life-threatening condition characterized by progressive painful blistering of the skin and mucous membranes.1 Read More »

ELI LILLY AND COMPANY: FDA Expands Lilly's ALIMTA® (pemetrexed) Label to Include Combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) and Carboplatin as First-Line Treatment for Metastatic Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Irrespective of PD-L1 Expression

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new indication for ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection) in combination with carboplatin and KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for the initial treatment of patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), irrespective of PD-L1 expression status. . Read More »

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC: CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Provide Update on FDA Review of Investigational New Drug Application for CTX001 for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) today announced that the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a clinical hold on the Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for CTX001 for the treatment of sickle cell disease pending the resolution of certain questions that will be provided by the FDA as part of its review of the IND. Read More »

INCYTE CORPORATION: FDA Approves OLUMIANT® (baricitinib) 2-mg Tablets for the Treatment of Adults with Moderately-to-Severely Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) announced today that the U.S.Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the 2-mg dose of OLUMIANT® (baricitinib), a once-daily oral medication for the treatment of adults with moderately-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response to one or more tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor therapies. Read More »