Neos Therapeutics, at work on extended-release versions of old drugs, won FDA approval for a long-acting ADHD pill that dissolves in patients' mouths.
Roche picked up an accelerated FDA approval for its latest lung cancer therapy, planning to market the treatment for severely ill patients while building the clinical case for wider use.
Otonomy won FDA approval for its first product, a one-time ear treatment designed to reduce complications after tube placement, and the small biotech is gearing up to launch the product on its own.
Seven months after Alexion bagged the rare-disease drug Kanuma in its $8.4 billion buyout of Synageva, the FDA has come through with a marketing approval. The agency has now approved 41 new therapies in 2015, matching the chart-topping record for all of last year.
Adapt Pharma's Narcan nasal spray became the first noninjectable treatment for opioid overdose emergencies thanks to its FDA approval on Nov. 19.
Gilead Sciences won FDA approval for another combination tablet designed to keep HIV from replicating itself, a drug the company touts as a safer alternative to products already on the market.
Alkermes picked up FDA approval for a long-acting version of Otsuka's now-generic Abilify, planning to launch its injection as a treatment for schizophrenia.
On Thursday, Allergan snagged FDA approval for a sort-of-new antipsychotic, Vraylar, to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults. But after about a two-year delay in which a raft of antipsychotics--both generic and branded--have made it to market, the question is where it will find a place of its own.
Amicus Therapeutics, fresh off reviving a once-failed drug, has reached an accord with U.S. regulators and is on track to submit its rare disease treatment for FDA approval before the end of this year.
Orthopedic specialist Wright Medical is up almost 10% to a $1.2 billion valuation in early trading on the news that its Augment Bone Graft has been granted a PMA approval. It's slated for use as an alternative to auto-graft for ankle or hind-foot fusion indications.