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The FDA on Thursday greenlit the label expansion of AstraZeneca’s subcutaneous IL-5 receptor blocker Fasenra (benralizumab), which can now be used as an add-on maintenance treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma in children six to 11 years of age.

Drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to raise its annual dividend by 7% for 2024, it said on Thursday, ahead of a shareholder vote on a hefty boost to its chief executive’s pay package.

The American Association for Cancer Research’s annual conference kicks off Friday as more than 20,000 attendees descend on San Diego. Analysts and researchers who spoke with BioSpace said they’re looking forward to early scientific data, and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) will be a key focus.

The European Medicines Agency is set to review several diabetes and weight-loss treatments this week in connection with potential increased risk of suicidal ideation and self-harm, according to a draft agenda document of the agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee.

The FDA on Friday approved AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s antibody-drug conjugate Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for the treatment of HER2-positive solid tumors in adults who have undergone prior systemic treatment and have no alternative treatment options.

Following disappointing Phase III results in less aggressive non-small cell lung cancer, AstraZeneca on Friday announced that Imfinzi improved progression-free and overall survival in patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer.

AstraZeneca announced Monday that it has secured FDA approval for an add-on to its blockbuster rare disease franchise, providing a potential differentiator as it tries to hold off competition from Novartis, Roche, and biosimilars.

AstraZeneca’s Alexion on Monday secured the fourth indication for Ultomiris, which can now be used to treat the rare autoimmune condition neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.

Bristol Myers Squibb secured another late-phase immuno-oncology victory Wednesday, showing that the combination of Opdivo and Yervoy improved overall survival in a patient population served by rival checkpoint inhibitors from AstraZeneca and Roche.

Following in the footsteps of Bristol Myers Squibb and Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca on Tuesday jumped into the radiopharmaceuticals space by acquiring Fusion Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth $2.4 billion.