The FDA came through with an early approval for Roche's new melanoma drug Zelboraf and the diagnostic test that targets it. The drug works on patients with a BRAF mutation, which amounts to about
In a rare move, the FDA has stamped an early approval on Roche's remarkable new melanoma drug, vemurafenib, giving it a green light on a potential new blockbuster two months ahead of its PDUFA date.
Collaborators at Johnson & Johnson and Gilead have won FDA approval of a new combo treatment for HIV expected to earn more than a half billion dollars a year. The agency announced yesterday
Studying the numbers on new-drug launches is a bit like parsing sports statistics. Some athletes are consistent-if-not-inspiring performers; others have hot streaks that run cold. Others take a
After a knock-down at FDA on Tuesday, AstraZeneca ($AZN) got a leg up yesterday with the approval of its blood thinner Brilinta. It's been a long road, and the FDA nod isn't without its caveats.
The FDA has approved AstraZeneca's ($AZN) blood thinner Brilinta (ticagrelor) for acute coronary syndromes, breaking the Big Pharma company's long losing streak at the agency and pushing the
Is it too soon for the FDA to call 2011 a good year for drug approvals? Maybe not. CDER director Janet Woodcock claims that new chemical and molecular entity approvals have reached a 20-year high,
J&J has scored another big regulatory win, gaining FDA approval late on Friday for Xarelto, a blood clot prevention therapy that has been tapped as one of the drug company's top six new drugs for
Two years after the FDA originally stiff-armed Novartis on indacaterol inhalation powder regulators finally gave the COPD treatment a green light at a low dose. Word of the approval spread late on
Just in time for BIO's big international confab that begins today in Washington D.C., Thomson Reuters has sized up the industry's dwindling appetite for massive R&D operations. And it's come up