Eli Lilly will apply for U.S. health regulator’s accelerated approval during 2021 for the company’s experimental Alzheimer’s drug, weeks after Biogen Inc.’s controversial drug for the disease was approved.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Truseltiq (infigratinib) under the accelerated approval program for the treatment of patients with previously treated locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) harboring an FGFR2 fusion or rearrangement.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee did not agree in a meeting to maintain the accelerated approval of Bristol Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) as a second-line treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma.

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration committee gave the nod to continue using Genentech’s checkpoint inhibitor Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy to treat adults with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC) whose tumors express PD-L1.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval of Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) for use in adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer who have previously received a platinum-containing chemotherapy and either a programmed death receptor-1 or a programmed death-ligand 1 inhibitor.

Six former FDA commissioners – Scott Gottlieb, Robert Califf, Mark McClellan, Margaret Hamburg, Jane Henney and Andrew von Escehenbach – signed a joint letter urging the U.S. president to nominate a permanent commissioner soon.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Roche’s Venclexta (venetoclax) full approval in combination with azacytidine, or decitabine, or low-dose cytarabine for newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia in adults 75 years or older.

Immunomedics Inc.’s cancer drug Trodelvy, which received accelerated U.S. regulatory approval in April 2020, extended survival time in previously treated patients with an advanced form of breast cancer in a clinical trial.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval for NS Pharma’s Viltepso (viltolarsen) injection for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are amenable to exon 53 skipping therapy.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Gilead Company Kite’s Tecartus (brexucabtagene autoleucel, formerly KTE-X19) as the first approved chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma.