Drugs in the Pipeline

Alirocumab Meets Primary Endpoint in Hypercholesterolemia Trials

Results announced from nine new Phase 3 ODYSSEY trials of alirocumab (Sanofi and Regeneron) in patients with hypercholesterolemia.

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for Zalviso

The FDA has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for AcelRx's NDA for Zalviso (sufentanil sublingual tablet system) for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in adult patients in the hospital setting.

FDA Designates Orphan Drug for Rare Degenerative Eye Disease

The FDA has designated Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factor (rhNGF; Dompe) Orphan Drug status for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis.

Neratinib Demonstrates Potential in Breast Cancer Trial

Puma Biotechnology announced results from its Phase 3 ExteNET trial of neratinib (PB272) for the extended adjuvant treatment of breast cancer.

FDA Accepts sBLA, Grants Priority Review for Avastin in Ovarian Cancer

The FDA grants Genentech's sBLA for Avastin (bevacizumab) plus chemotherapy Priority Review for the treatment of women with recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

Status Epilepticus Therapy Granted Fast Track Status

The FDA has designated Fast Track status to SAGE-547 (SAGE Therapeutics) for the treatment of adult patients with refractory status epilepticus who have not responded to standard regimens.

RG-102 Desginated Orphan Drug for Alport Syndrome

The FDA has granted Orphan Drug designation to RG-012 (Regulus), a single stranded, chemically modified oligonucleotide that binds to and inhibits the function of microRNA-21 for the treatment of Alport syndrome.

Positive Phase 3 Results in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism with AMG 416

Positive Phase 3 results announced for AMG 416 (Amgen) for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), receiving hemodialysis.

Eylea Efficacious in Diabetic Macular Edema Trial

Regeneron announced results from its Phase 3 VIVID-DME trial of Eylea (afilbercept) injection for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME).

FDA Designates Antifungal Agent QDIP Status

The FDA has designated isavuconazole (Astellas) as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QDIP) for the treatment of invasive candidiasis.