Neurelis Inc. announced the commercial availability of Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) for the acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity (i.e., seizure clusters, acute repetitive seizures) that are distinct from a patient’s usual seizure pattern in adult and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older.
Seqirus snagged U.S. FDA approval for Fluad Quadrivalent, the first quadrivalent adjuvanted influenza vaccine developed to help protect adults 65 years and older against seasonal influenza.
Incyte’s ruxolitinib cream hit the drug’s primary endpoint in the Phase III TRuE-AD2 trial of atopic dermatitis in adolescents and adults. Incyte and Eli Lilly announced topline results from the Phase III trial (FREEZE-AD4) of baricitinib in topical corticosteroids for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis who did not respond to treatment with cyclosporine.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an expanded indication for Sanofi’s Toujeo (insulin glargine injection) for blood sugar control in adult and pediatric patients who are ages 6 years and older. The expanded indication approved by the FDA applies to both type 1 and 2 diabetes. Previously, Toujeo was U.S.-approved only for adults aged 18 years and older.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Oxbryta (voxelotor), a drug from Global Blood Therapeutics Inc. developed to treat sickle cell disease in adults and children 12 years or older.
Researchers say universities across the United States have been slow to adopt anti-tobacco policies on campuses despite public health efforts to curb tobacco use, especially among teens and young adults.
Privately held Azurity Pharmaceuticals won approval for a liquid form of a hypertension drug for both adult and pediatric patients.
The European Commission granted conditional marketing authorization for Libtayo (cemiplimab) for treating adults with metastatic or locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma who are not candidates for curative surgery or curative radiation.
More U.S. adults are dying from heart failure today than a decade ago, and the sharpest rise in mortality is happening among middle-aged and younger adults, a new study suggests.
Denmark-based Novo Nordisk snagged approval from the U.S. FDA for a new treatment for hemophilia A, though Esperoct will not be available in the United States until 2020.