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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Priorix, Dupixent

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  New approval  Priorix okayed for preventing measles, mumps and rubella in patients aged 12 or older   GSK’s Priorix (measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, live) has been approved for active immunization for the prevention of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) in individuals aged 12 months or older.  The efficacy of Priorix was demonstrated based on immunogenicity data ...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Evrysdi, Kymriah, Tibsovo

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   New indications Evrysdi gets label extension for use in babies with spinal muscular atrophy Genentech’s Evrysdi ( risdiplam; powder for oral solution ) has been granted a new indication to include babies younger than 2 months with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).   The approval is based on interim findings from the RAINBOWFISH study in newborns demonstrat...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Vtama, Dupixent, Vidaza

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   New approval Vtama approved as topical, steroid-free treatment for plaque psoriasis in adults Dermavant’s VTAMA ( tapinarof; cream, 1% ) has been approved as a steroid-free, topical treatment for adults with mild-severe plaque psoriasis.   Approval of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist was based on findings from the Phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, ...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Mounjaro and Radicava ORS

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   New approvals Mounjaro okayed as dual-targeted therapy for type 2 diabetes Eli Lilly’s Mounjaro ( tirzepatide; injection ) has been approved for improving blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise.   Mounjaro is a dual agonist for the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polyp...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Olumiant, Enhertu

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   New indications Olumiant use extended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients needing oxygen support Eli Lilly’s Olumiant (baricitinib tablets ) has been granted a new indication for treating COVID-19 in hospitalized adults who require varying degrees of ventilation/oxygen support.   Olumiant has been available to treat COVID-19 in the US under emergency use ...
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    April’s Regulatory Focus: Specialist vs. generalist, RI, and more

    Feature articles during April examined the roles of the regulatory specialist and generalist and the application of regulatory intelligence (RI) in managing the new EU In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR), developing an in-house regulatory database in the oncology setting, and strategic planning. Also included are articles on expedited regulatory pathway options, selecting control groups in pediatric clinical trials, and the role of artificial intelligence...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Camzyos, Vivjoa, Epsolay

    New approvals  Camzyos gets go-ahead for adults with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy  Bristol Myers Squibb’s Camzyos ( mavacamten; capsules ) has been approved for treating adults with symptomatic New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II-III obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) to improve functional capacity and symptoms.    The approval of Camzyos was based on findings from the Phase 3 double-blind, placebo-controlled EXPLORER-HCM trial 2...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Vijoice, Hyftor, Yescarta

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   New approvals Vijoice okayed for PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum Novartis’s Vijoice ( alpelisib ) has been granted accelerated approval for treating severe manifestations of PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum (PROS) in adults and children aged 2 years or older who require systemic therapy.   This indication for Vijoice, a kinase inhibitor, was approved...
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    RF Quarterly

    RF Quarterly, April 2022: Software as a medical device

    Welcome to the April issue of RF Quarterly in which global experts on software as a medical device (SaMD) address software development and the associated challenges, clinical evaluation of SaMD, safety and security risk management, digital therapeutics, and more.   I thank the authors for their generosity in sharing their knowledge and expertise with the RAPS regulatory community and hope their articles and will serve as useful guidance and resources in your work. ...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Pluvicto, Cabenuva, Fintepla

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   New approval Pluvicto approved for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer Advanced Accelerator Applications’ Pluvicto ( lutetium [Lu 177] vipivotide tetraxetan; injection ) is approved as a radioligand therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in men who are positive for prostate-specific membrane antigen and have been treated wi...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Ztalmy, Opdualag, Keytruda

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   New approvals Ztalmy gets go-ahead for rare form of genetic epilepsy in children, adults Marinus Pharmaceuticals’ Ztalmy ( ganaxolone; oral suspension ) has been approved for treating seizures associated with cyclin-dependent kinase-like 5 deficiency disorder (CDD), a rare form of genetic epilepsy, in patients aged 2 years or older.   Approval of Ztal...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Adlarity and Lynparza

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   New approvals Adlarity transdermal patch okayed for dementia in patients with Alzheimer’s disease Corium’s Adlarity ( donepezil; transdermal system ) has been approved for mild, moderate, or severe dementia in patients with Alzheimer's disease. The drug was approved via the 505(b)(2) pathway that allows drugs to be approved based in part on data from stud...