Pfizer Inc.’s experimental atopic dermatitis treatment abrocitinib met the main goals in a late-stage study that tested the drug in patients aged 12 and older with moderate to severe forms of the disease.
AstraZeneca’s Calquence (acalabrutinib) hit the mark in a Phase III trial of previously treated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Expectations were high during 2018 for three new migraine drugs hitting the market from Amgen Inc., Eli Lilly and Co. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Priced around $7,000 each, the drugmakers called them “breakthrough” treatments designed to prevent migraines when taken year-round, and estimated that millions of patients could benefit. But a small group of medical experts who quietly advise U.S. health insurers on new drugs was not impressed, according to a private meeting held at UnitedHealth Group’s OptumRx offices in Chicago that was attended by Reuters.
Horizon Pharma announced that new data from the Phase 3 confirmatory study evaluating teprotumumab for treating active thyroid eye disease were presented as part of a late-breaking oral presentation at the 2019 AACE Scientific and Clinical Congress.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will stop developing the migraine drug Ajovy for treating cluster headaches after finding the treatment was unlikely to meet the main goal of a late-stage trial.
Galera Therapeutics Raises $150 Million for GC4419 Phase 3 Trial and Pre-Commercialization Activities in Lead Indication
Galera Therapeutics Inc.announced that the clinical-stage biotechnology company secured $150 million in a joint, oversubscribed Series C financing and royalty purchase agreement.
Pfizer Inc.’s tafamidis reduced the risk of death for patients with a rare and fatal heart disease by around 30 percent, boosting the prospects of what could be a billion-dollar-a-year drug.
FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Tafamidis for the Treatment of Patients with Transthyretin Cardiomyopathy
Pfizer Inc. announced that tafamidis received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with transthyretin cardiomyopathy, which is a rare, fatal and underdiagnosed condition associated with progressive heart failure.
Sage Therapeutics, located in Cambridge, Mass., submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for brexanolone (SAGE-547) to treat postpartum depression.
The U.S. FDA granted San Diego-based Evofem Biosciences Fast Track designation for Amphora vaginal gel to prevent urogenital chlamydia infection in women.