FDA approves SK Biopharma’s seizure drug

FDA has given Arvelle Therapeutics’ Xcopri the go-ahead for partial-onset seizures in adults. The emerging company, which is part of a subsidiary of SK Biopharmaceuticals, announced that it has also licensed exclusive rights to develop and commercialise the drug in Europe, with intent to file a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) in the first half of

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FDA rejection AZ’s COPD treatment puts pressure on their competitive edge

FDA has issued a complete response letter for the New Drug Application (NDA) for PT010 (budesonide/glycopyrronium/formoterol fumarate); Paul Jeng, Senior Pharma Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his perspective: “In an attempt to close the gap with chief chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) rival GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), AstraZeneca pushed to file an

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FDA approve Lilly’s cluster headache treatment

FDA has announced approval of Eli Lilly’s Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm), the first treatment for episodic cluster headache that reduces the frequency of attacks. Decision was made based on a clinical trial that compared the drug to placebo in 106 patients, and found that during a three-week period, patients taking Emgality experienced 8.7 fewer weekly cluster headache

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