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J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceutical got the FDA’s greenlight Friday for its PARP inhibitor Akeega, which is now authorized to treat BRCA-mutated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

The therapy, talquetamab-tgvs branded as Talvey, belongs to a class of treatments called bispecific antibodies designed to bring a cancer cell and an immune cell together so the body’s immune system can kill the cancer.

The company reported second-quarter revenue Wednesday that included $248.4 million of back royalties and associated interest related to the successful outcome of an arbitration case with J&J’s Janssen.

The offering will help J&J move a step closer in its plan to spin off the unit and focus on its larger medical devices and pharmaceuticals businesses.

Johnson & Johnson forecast 2023 profit above Wall Street estimates on Thursday, banking on strong demand for its cancer drugs and a recovery in sales of its medical devices due to an uptick in surgical procedures such as hip and knee replacements.

The organization asked J&J to publicly commit that it will drop any secondary patents for its drug-resistant tuberculosis drug Sirturo (bedaquiline) in countries with a high disease burden.

J&J, Merck and Pfizer are the subjects of a House Judiciary Committee investigation for their alleged participation in a government-sanctioned censorship campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic.

J&J vice president of litigation Erik Haas said in a statement that the company would appeal the verdict, calling it “irreconcilable with the decades of independent scientific evaluations confirming Johnson’s Baby Powder is safe, does not contain asbestos and does not cause cancer.”

J&J’s pharmaceutical unit Janssen filed its complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. It broadly follows the other related lawsuits, arguing that the program is unconstitutional and amounts to “confiscation of constitutionally protected property.”

The U.S. health regulator said it had received reports of pediatric and adult patients suffering burn injuries when the tools, sold under the brand names MEGA 2000 and MEGA SOFT Reusable Patient Return Electrodes, were used on them.