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Impax receives European Commission marketing authorization for Numient modified-release capsules for the symptomatic treatment of adults with Parkinson's disease

Impax receives European Commission marketing authorization for Numient modified-release capsules for the symptomatic treatment of adults with Parkinson's disease

25 Nov 2015

The company’s first branded drug approval outside of the US.

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Merck and Pfizer receive positive opinion for ODD for avelumab in Merkel cell carcinoma from EMA COMP

Merck and Pfizer receive positive opinion for ODD for avelumab in Merkel cell carcinoma from EMA COMP

25 Nov 2015

EMA ODD is an important regulatory milestone for avelumab in metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC).

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FDA approves Takeda's Ninlaro, the first and only oral proteasome inhibitor to treat multiple myeloma

FDA approves Takeda's Ninlaro, the first and only oral proteasome inhibitor to treat multiple myeloma

24 Nov 2015

Ninlaro provides a new option for patients living with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy.

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BMS receives FDA approval for Opdivo, the only treatment to deliver significant overall survival in advanced renal cell carcinoma

BMS receives FDA approval for Opdivo, the only treatment to deliver significant overall survival in advanced renal cell carcinoma

24 Nov 2015

Fifth approval for Opdivo in 12 months.

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FDA moves quickly to approve easy-to-use nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

FDA moves quickly to approve easy-to-use nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

23 Nov 2015

Naloxone in nasal spray form provides important new alternative for family members, first responders.

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Biogen announces Benepali (etanercept) is the first biosimilar of Enbrel to receive a positive opinion from CHMP

Biogen announces Benepali (etanercept) is the first biosimilar of Enbrel to receive a positive opinion from CHMP

20 Nov 2015

Pending EC approval, Biogen would commercialize Benepali in the EU.

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FDA takes action to protect consumers from potentially dangerous dietary supplements‏

FDA takes action to protect consumers from potentially dangerous dietary supplements‏

19 Nov 2015

Civil injunctions and criminal actions against 117 various manufacturers and/or distributors of dietary supplements and tainted products falsely marketed as dietary supplements.

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Merck and Pfizer receive FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for avelumab in metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma

Merck and Pfizer receive FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for avelumab in metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma

18 Nov 2015

If approved, avelumab could potentially become the first immunotherapy to treat metastatic MCC.

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FDA accepts for priority review the sBLA for Opdivo in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

FDA accepts for priority review the sBLA for Opdivo in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

17 Nov 2015

The projected FDA action date is 16 March 2016.

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FDA approves Tagrisso (AZD9291) as treatment for patients with EGFR T790M mutation-positive metastatic NSCLC

FDA approves Tagrisso (AZD9291) as treatment for patients with EGFR T790M mutation-positive metastatic NSCLC

13 Nov 2015

One of fastest development programs - from start of clinical trials to approval in just over two and a half years to meet unmet patient need.

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FDA approves Roche’s Cotellic in combination with Zelboraf in advanced melanoma

FDA approves Roche’s Cotellic in combination with Zelboraf in advanced melanoma

12 Nov 2015

FDA approval underscores the important role of targeted medicines to help people with BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma.

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Dr Reddy’s statement on the receipt of Warning Letter from FDA

Dr Reddy’s statement on the receipt of Warning Letter from FDA

11 Nov 2015

Warning letter relates to the company’s API manufacturing facilities at Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh and Miryalaguda, Telangana, and Oncology Formulation manufacturing facility at Duvvada, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

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