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Blueprint Medicines Submits NDA to the FDA for Avapritinib for the Treatment of PDGFRA Exon 18 Mutant GIST and Fourth-Line GIST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Blueprint Medicines Corporation (NASDAQ: BPMC), a precision therapy company focused on genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy, today announced it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for avapritinib for the treatment of …

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FDA Approves Amgen and Allergan’s Kanjinti, a Biosimilar to Herceptin

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KANJINTI™ (trastuzumab-anns) for all approved indications of the reference product, Herceptin® (trastuzumab):  for the treatment of HER2-overexpressing adjuvant and metastatic breast cancer and HER2-overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. “The FDA approval of KANJINTI is …

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Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Files a Federal Lawsuit Against the FDA Over Approval of Firdapse Competitor in LEMS

CORAL GABLES, Fla., June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Catalyst) (Nasdaq:CPRX), today announced it has filed a suit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several related parties challenging the recent approval of a new drug application and related drug labeling for Jacobus Pharmaceutical Company’s …

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Genentech’s Rituxan Receives Priority Review from the FDA for Treatment of Children with Two Rare Blood Vessel Disorders

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for the use of Rituxan® (rituximab), in combination with glucocorticoids (GCC), for …

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FDA Grants Orphan Drug and Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for Denali’s DNL310 for Treatment of Hunter Syndrome

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Denali Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: DNLI), a biopharmaceutical company developing a broad portfolio of product candidates for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that the FDA granted Orphan Drug Designation (“ODD”) and Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for Denali’s DNL310 program, which Denali is …

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Ziopharm Oncology Announces FDA Clearance of IND for Sleeping Beauty TCR-T Cell Therapy Trial at NCI

BOSTON, June 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. (“Ziopharm” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq:ZIOP) announced that the investigational new drug (IND) application submitted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a clinical trial in solid tumors to evaluate T-cell …

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FDA Expands Approval of Merck’s Keytruda for Two New Indications

KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy in patients whose tumors express PD-L1 (Combined Positive Score [CPS] ≥1) or in combination with platinum and fluorouracil …

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FDA Grants Accelerated Approval of Genentech’s Polivy for Treatment of Patients with Previously Treated Aggressive Lymphoma

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Polivy™ (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq) in combination with bendamustine plus Rituxan® (rituximab) (BR) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory …

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FDA Expands Approval of PTC Therapeutics’ Emflaza to Include Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients 2-5 Years of Age

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the company’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Emflaza® (deflazacort) to expand its labeling to include patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are between 2- and 5-years-old. Duchenne is a rare childhood …

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FDA Accepts Celgene’s Application for Ozanimod for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis

SUMMIT, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application for ozanimod for the treatment of people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) in the United States. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) also accepted for review …

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