Treatments for peanut allergy and Parkinson’s disease are among U.S. drug launches that have been postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic as drugmakers struggle with disruptions to business, a Reuters review of filings and interviews with executives show.
DBV Technologies is cutting jobs while awaiting news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the company’s approval application for Viaskin Peanut.
Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. said 80 percent of patients being treated with the company’s Palforzia were successfully desensitized to peanut proteins after two years of daily dosing.
More than 17.6 million American adults (about 7.5 percent) experience allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever or seasonal allergies). Many different substances (called allergens) can trigger allergic rhinitis, such as tree or grass pollen, and each person has their own set of problematic allergens.
Merck KGaA agreed to sell the German drugmaker’s allergy business Allergopharma to Dermapharm SE for an undisclosed price, but will continue to develop an autoinjector to treat allergic shock.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aimmune Therapeutics’ oral immunotherapy Palforzia as a first-of-its-kind treatment for the millions of people suffering from an allergy to peanuts.
France-based DBV Technologies released positive long-term data that could boost the chances of U.S. FDA approval for the company’s Viaskin Peanut allergy treatment.
J&J’s Janssen received a grant from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) to help discover and validate biomarkers to boost research into food allergies and potentially develop therapies.
Aimmune Therapeutics presented new data on the company’s AR101 peanut allergy therapy as well as a real-world data study at the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for DBV Technologies’ investigational Viaskin Peanut immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut-allergic children ages 4 to 11 years.