Johnson & Johnson expects to file for approval of 14 new drugs by 2025, and projected average peak sales of $4 billion a year for each, a top J&J scientist said ahead of a strategy review of the company’s pharmaceuticals unit on November 18.

Biogen Inc. is providing the company’s controversial and expensive new Alzheimer’s drug free of charge for some patients amid slow claim reviews by Medicare, according to sources familiar with the situation, including a doctor treating patients with the drug.

BioSpace reviewed the top 10 novel drug approvals of 2020, loosely based on projected earnings in the upcoming years.

As pharma companies bolster their pipelines via multibillion-dollar acquisitions, drug manufacturers continue to heavily invest in the oncology space.

Nearly half of lymphoma patients treated with Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Yescarta were alive at least three years after a one-time infusion of the CAR-T cell therapy, according to presented data.

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is aiming for a big slice of the multibillion-dollar diabetes market with a new pill approved by U.S. authorities that caters for patients with an aversion to needles.

Sanofi reported overall net sales increased by 5.5 percent for second-quarter 2019, driven by Sanofi Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur and emerging markets.

Lynparza was approved as a first-line maintenance treatment for a type of advanced ovarian cancer by the European Commission.

A market research report by Clarivate Analytics named “Cortellis Drugs to Watch” identified seven new drugs the company believes will hit sales of $1 billion or more – the so-called “blockbuster” mark – by 2023.

Top 10 Pipelines To Watch: 2019 Annual Report

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The return on R&D investment for leading biopharmaceutical manufacturers fell to a nine-year low while the U.S. FDA approved a record-breaking amount of novel medicines during 2018.