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  • FDA Authorizes First Robotically-Assisted Surgical Device for Performing Transvaginal Hysterectomy

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized marketing of the Hominis Surgical System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate transvaginal hysterectomy in certain patients. The Hominis Surgical System is intended for benign hysterectomy (removal of the uterus for non-cancerous conditions) with salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of one or both fallopian tubes and ovaries).

  • Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine receives FDA Nod for Emergency Use

    Johnson & Johnson announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.

  • Strides receives USFDA approval for Prednisone Tablets

    Strides Pharma Science Limited (Strides) announced that its step-down wholly owned subsidiary, Strides Pharma Global Pte. Limited, Singapore, has received approval for Prednisone Tablets USP, 10 mg and 20 mg from the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA). The product is bioequivalent and therapeutically equivalent to the Reference Listed Drug (RLD), Deltasone Tablets, 10 mg and 20 mg, of Pharmacia and Upjohn Co. (Pharmacia).

  • FDA approves Libtayo® as first immunotherapy indicated for patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the PD-1 inhibitor Libtayo® (cemiplimab-rwlc) as the first immunotherapy indicated for patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) previously treated with a hedgehog pathway inhibitor (HHI) or for whom an HHI is not appropriate. Full approval was granted for patients with locally advanced BCC and accelerated approval was granted for patients with metastatic BCC.

  • Umbralisib has received US FDA accelerated approval for relapsed or refractory lymphomas

    Rhizen Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, announced that its novel next generation PI3K-delta inhibitor, Umbralisib, which was licensed to TG Therapeutics has secured USFDA accelerated approval for the treatment of : (1) adult patients with relapsed or refractory marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) who have received at least one prior anti-CD20 based regimen, and (2) adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (FL) who have received at least three prior lines of systemic therapy.

  • USFDA Approves Bristol Myers Squibb’s Breyanzi (lisocabtagene maraleucel)

    Bristol Myers Squibb announced that the U.S.

  • Biogen receives FDA Approval of PLEGRIDY for Multiple Sclerosis

    Biogen Inc announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new intramuscular (IM) injection route of administration for PLEGRIDY® (peginterferon beta-1a) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The new IM administration offers people living with relapsing MS the well-characterized efficacy and safety of PLEGRIDY with the potential for significantly reduced injection site reactions.

  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals receives ANDA approval for Amphetamine Sulfate Tablets

    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited (Glenmark) has received final approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for Amphetamine Sulfate Tablets USP, 5 mg and 10 mg, the generic version of Evekeo®1 Tablets, 5 mg and 10 mg, of Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

    According to IQVIATM sales data for the 12 month period ending November 2020, the Evekeo® Tablets, 5 mg and 10 mg market2 achieved annual sales of approximately $21.5 million*.

  • Zydus granted Orphan Drug Designation by the USFDA for Saroglitazar in the treatment of patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

    United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has granted ‘Orphan Drug Designation’ (ODD) to Saroglitazar for the treatment of patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC). Orphan drug designation provides eligibility for certain development incentives, including tax credits for qualified clinical testing, prescription drug user fee exemptions and seven-year marketing exclusivity upon FDA approval. This follows the grant of ‘Fast Track Designation’ by the USFDA to Saroglitazar Mg for PBC in December 2020.

  • Alembic Pharmaceuticals receives USFDA Approval for Midodrine Hydrochloride Tablets USP

    Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited announced it has received approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) Midodrine Hydrochloride Tablets USP, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg. The approved ANDA is therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug product (RLD), ProAmatine Tablets, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg, of Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (Takeda). Midodrine Hydrochloride Tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension (OH).

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