Two diagnostics companies hoping to improve the rate of early-stage colon cancer detection made it past an FDA panel of experts in late March with mixed results.
Late on Friday the FDA announced that it had approved Biogen Idec's long-acting hemophilia B drug Alprolix, setting the stage for a rough-and-tumble showdown among the new and old generations of drugs competing for the blockbuster market.
Biotronik has a CE mark in hand for its new Eluna pacemakers, made with MRI-compatible technology and other advances designed to help them stand out in an already-crowded, stagnant market.
Chalk up a win for Bayer KGaA in its running battle in India over a compulsory license granted to Natco to produce a cheap knock-off of its cancer drug Nexavar. The drug is being sold in India but a high court there says that is as far as the Indian drugmaker can go with it for now.
After two FDA rejections, MannKind has returned with more data on its long-delayed inhaled diabetes drug, but regulators see Afrezza as anything but a slam-dunk case, raising questions over the treatment's safety and efficacy before a scheduled review.
Exact Sciences won unanimous FDA committee approval for its stool-based cancer diagnostic, moving the company one step closer to receiving full regulatory clearance for the test.
Hospira is getting past quality issues that for several years dominated its attention and undermined its revenues. Now it has unburdened itself of litigation that came along with it.
Pharma companies sometimes try to extend the lives of drugs by developing new formulations or follow-on products before their patent expires. Swiss pharma giant Roche scored a victory today when European regulators approved a subcutaneous version of its cancer drug Rituxan, known as MabThera overseas.
After a daylong session heavy on scathing criticism, a panel of FDA advisers voted unanimously against approving Novartis' in-development heart drug serelaxin, casting serious doubts on the treatment's potential.
California's Accuray snagged Japanese regulatory approval for a new iteration of its CyberKnife robotic full-body radiosurgery system--a market known for its robust demand for med tech products and services.