Albireo Pharma, a spinout of AstraZeneca, won regulatory approval for the first drug aimed at pruritus in patients with all subtypes of progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC).

Pivoting from conflicting and controversial press over the company’s approved Alzheimer’s disease treatment, Biogen announced that its gene therapy drug timrepigene emparvovec failed to show a clinically meaningful benefit for a rare inherited eye disease in a Phase III trial.

Biogen reported that the company’s gene therapy, cotoretigene toliparvovec, failed to hit the primary endpoint of the Phase II/III XIRIUS trial for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP).

AstraZeneca spinout Albireo Pharma is moving closer to securing regulatory approval for the company’s treatment of pruritus in patients with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC).

The FDA approved San Diego-based Retrophin Inc.’s 100 mg and 300 mg tablets of Thiola EC (tiopronin) to treat cystinuria.