Skyhawk Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals inked a strategic research collaboration and licensing deal focused on developing novel small molecules that modulate RNA splicing.

A dual treatment approach consisting of gemcitabine combined with AB Science’s highly selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor masitinib was associated with significant increases in survival among patients with pancreatic cancer and pain, according to recently announced results from a confirmatory Phase III study.

Heron Therapeutics Inc.’s New Drug Application (NDA) was resubmitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for HTX-011, an investigational agent for the management of postoperative pain.

O.C Suboxone understands the severity of opioid use disorder and is working to raise awareness on healthier alternatives to treat chronic pain.

Shares of Avenue Therapeutics plunged in trading after the company announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected the New Drug Application for intravenous tramadol over safety concerns.

Genentech presented new data on Enspryng (satralizumab-mwge), which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in mid-August 2020 as a subcutaneous treatment for adults with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Athena Bioscience LLC’s Qdolo (tramadol hydrochloride) Oral Solution 5mg/1mL C-IV, an opioid agonist indicated in adults for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.

Acadia Pharmaceuticals is adding a novel pain portfolio to the company’s pipeline through the acquisition of Texas-based CerSci Therapeutics for $52.5 million.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Trevena’s Olinvyk as a new intravenous opioid for short-term management of acute pain in a hospital setting.

August is a busy month on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration)’s calendar, including a target action date for Bristol Myers Squibb’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Opdivo (nivolumab) plus Yervoy (ipilimumab), dosed concomitantly with a limited course of chemotherapy, for the first-line treatment of metastatic or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer with no EGFR or ALK genomic tumor aberrations.