9. Tecentriq


Active ingredient: atezolizumab
Disease: cancer
Peak annual sales estimate: $2.5 billion
Approved: May 18
Company: Roche

The scoop: Roche bagged a quick approval for the first-ever PD-L1 medalthough it lags a few years behind the PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors from Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibbwhen in May, it got the FDA green light for type of bladder cancer called urothelial carcinoma. But it is lining up more lucrative indicationsnotably gunning for a non-small cell lung cancer license in the hope of beating out Opvido and Keytruda. -- Ben Adams

9. Tecentriq

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