Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: 7 Hills, Alnylam, AVM, Epirium, Grid, Kadmon, KD Pharma, Lifemax.
The U.S. FDA’s routine guidance agenda may be badly disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak, but the agency continues to pump out guidances and emergency use authorizations (EUAs) directed to the pandemic. While the FDA has included only one serological test under the diagnostic EUA paradigm, Rep. Diana DeGette penned a letter inquiring into when the agency intends to move more decisively on serological tests, arguing that the absence of action on this front endangers the nation’s economic health as well as the public’s health.
Following a priority review, partners Astrazeneca plc and Merck & Co. Inc. have gained a green light from the FDA for U.S. marketing of the oral MEK1/2 inhibitor Koselugo (selumetinib), the first FDA-approved treatment for the rare genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Algernon, Arch, Arcturus, Ascletis, Astrazeneca, Athersys, Beigene, Can-Fite, Fennec, Hope, Merck, Predictive Biotech, Proteostasis, Ridgeback.