Mallinckrodt Plc received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for documents related to the drugmaker’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Australian subsidiaries of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss drugmaker Novartis misled customers and broke the law by promoting identical liniments as though they could treat specific ills, an Australian court found.

The U.S. FDA approved Bausch + Lomb’s Lotemax SM (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel) 0.38%, a new gel formulation for treating postoperative inflammation and pain following ocular surgery.

Austin, Texas-based Pain Therapeutics Inc. announced feedback from a meeting held Jan. 31, 2019, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the drug candidate Remoxy ER, an abuse-deterrent extended-release gel formulation of oxycodone.

Evofem Biosciences shares rose 38 percent after the company’s birth control gel showed effectiveness in a late-stage study, bringing the first hormone-free contraceptive close to approval.