FDA News

QIAGEN Receives FDA Approval to Expand Use of EGFR Test in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Germantown, Maryland, and Hilden, Germany, January 18, 2018 – QIAGEN N.V. (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a PMA supplement extending the indications for use of QIAGEN’s therascreen® EGFR RGQ PCR Kit as a companion diagnostic to guide the use …

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FDA Approves Addition of Overall Survival Data to Kyprolis Label

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to add overall survival (OS) data from the Phase 3 head-to-head ENDEAVOR trial to the Prescribing Information for KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib). Data …

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FDA Grants Priority Review to Novartis’ Kymriah for Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Basel, January 17, 2018 – Novartis today announced that its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for KymriahTM (tisagenlecleucel) suspension for intravenous infusion, formerly CTL019, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are ineligible for or relapse after autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) has …

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Centrexion Therapeutics’ CNTX-4975 Receives Fast Track Designation from the FDA for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Centrexion Therapeutics Corporation, a company focused on developing non-opioid, non-steroidal therapeutics for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to CNTX-4975 for the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. CNTX-4975, Centrexion’s Phase 3 ready lead therapy, is a …

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FDA Approves New Indication for Boehringer Ingelheim’s Gilotrif in EGFR Mutation-Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Gilotrif® (afatinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have non-resistant epidermal growth factor …

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FDA Approves Teva’s Trisenox Injection for First-Line Treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

JERUSALEM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of TRISENOX® (arsenic trioxide) injection in combination with tretinoin for the treatment of adults with newly-diagnosed low-risk acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) whose APL is characterized by the presence of …

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FDA Approves AstraZeneca’s PARP Inhibitor to Treat Breast Cancer Patients with a BRCA Gene Mutation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Lynparza (olaparib tablets) to include the treatment of patients with certain types of breast cancer that have spread (metastasized) and whose tumors have a specific inherited (germline) genetic mutation, making it the first drug in its class (PARP …

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FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Concert’s CTP-543 for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata

LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNCE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for CTP-543, a novel, oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor for the treatment of moderate-to-severe alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks hair follicles, resulting in …

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Eisai and Merck’s Kidney Cancer Combo Therapy

TOKYO and KENILWORTH, N.J., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Eisai Co., Ltd. and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that they received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Eisai’s multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor LENVIMA® (lenvatinib) …

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FDA Accepts NDAs for Merck’s Investigational NNRTI for Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

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 accepted for review two New Drug Applications (NDAs) for doravirine, the company’s investigational non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. …

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