Merck’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab) received a rejection from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for each of six supplemental Biologics License Applications to update the dosing frequency of the checkpoint inhibitor to include every-six-weeks administration.

Roche Group member Genentech announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted the company’s supplemental Biologics License Application and granted Priority Review for Tecentriq (atezolizumab) as a first-line monotherapy for people with advanced non-squamous and squamous non-small cell lung cancer without EGFR or ALK mutations with high PD-L1 expression, as determined by PD-L1 biomarker testing.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s busy schedule for drug reviews includes six supplemental BLAs for Merck’s blockbuster oncology brand Keytruda.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Allergan plc’s supplemental biologics application for Botox for the treatment of pediatric patients (2 to 17 years of age) with upper limb spasticity.

The U.S. FDA approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Eylea (aflibercept) Injection for all stages of diabetic retinopathy, which is the leading cause of vision loss in diabetic patients.

Roche announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted the company’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Tecentriq in combination with Abraxane and carboplatin for the initial treatment of people with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who do not have EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations.

The U.S. FDA issued a Complete Response Letter to Netherlands-based Pharming Group for the company’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Ruconest.

GlaxoSmithKline said U.S. health authorities asked for more information about the company’s Nucala drug for use in combating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The FDA approved Merz Neurosciences’ supplemental Biologics License Application for Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), a treatment for chronic drooling in adults with neurodegenerative diseases.

The FDA granted Genentech’s Tecentriq triple combination with Avastain, paclitaxel and carboplatin Priority Review for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic NSCLC.