Britain’s AstraZeneca clinched expanded regulatory backing for two medications, including one for the blockbuster cancer treatment Lynparza, in a development pipeline that now includes a possible coronavirus vaccine.
Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is discontinuing development of inarigivir soproxil for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV).
U.S. health regulators approved expanding the heart benefit claims Amarin Corp. can make in promoting the company’s drug Vascepa to include reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients, opening a multibillion-dollar market opportunity.
A panel of experts to the U.S. FDA recommended allowing Amarin Corp. Plc’s fish-oil derived drug to be used as an add-on therapy for reducing the chance of heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with cardiovascular disease.
Amarin Corp. Plc’s fish oil-derived drug and potential blockbuster Vascepa received a largely positive review from FDA staffers.
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AstraZeneca topped the first annual Pharmaceutical Invention Index, released by IDEA Pharma.
AstraZeneca’s blockbuster drug Farxiga won U.S. approval as a treatment to reduce the chances of hospitalization for heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risks.
Abbott’s ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitivity Troponin-I blood test received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help identify heart attacks several hours sooner than standard troponin tests and help improve diagnosis in women.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University recently studied the inflammation phase after heart attacks and identified a protein, cadherin-11, that is significantly involved in the inflammation in cardiac fibrosis.
AstraZeneca reported positive results from clinical trial programs for Brilinta and Farxiga, causing stock to jump 3.4 percent.