Amgen is partnering with Ann Arbor, Michigan-based EVOQ Therapeutics for a license and collaboration deal to discover and develop drugs for autoimmune disorders.
BioSpace reviewed the top 10 novel drug approvals of 2020, loosely based on projected earnings in the upcoming years.
Biogen Inc. agreed to pay $22 million to resolve U.S. allegations that the company illegally used two charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a means to pay them kickbacks to use the Cambridge, Mass-based drugmaker’s multiple sclerosis medicines.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a shorter two-hour infusion time for Roche Group member Genentech’s Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), dosed twice-yearly for those living with relapsing or primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) who have not experienced any prior serious infusion reactions.
New York-based TG Therapeutics announced positive topline results from two global Phase III clinical trials, ULTIMATE I and II, of ublituximab in relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS).
AbbVie’s Phase III induction study, U-ACHIEVE, of Rinvoq (upadacitinib) in moderate to severe ulcerative colitis hit the primary endpoint of clinical remission at week 8 and also met all ranked secondary endpoints.
Paris-based Ipsen secured Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection) for study patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) who progressed following a first-line platinum-based regimen.
MediciNova received positive Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) results from the company’s SPRINT-MS Phase IIb trial of MN-166 (ibudilast) in multiple sclerosis subjects.
California-based GW Pharmaceuticals initiated the company’s first U.S. Phase III trial studying nabiximols, which is known as Sativex outside the United States, as a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis-associated spasticity.
Bristol Myers Squibb’s experimental psoriasis drug deucravacitinib (BMS-986165) beat out Amgen’s Otezla (apremilast) in the POETYK PSO-1 Phase III clinical trial.