24th February 2022 | Pharma Updates

New anti-diabetic drug to be available soon

Zydus has received a final nod from the US’s drug regulator to market Dapagliflozin Tablets.

Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline to seek authorisation for Covid vaccine

Drug majors Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline will seek drug regulator approval for a new Covid vaccine after clinical trials showed promising results.

Rinvoq Wins FDA Approval

Rinvoq is used to treat patients above 12 with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who do not respond to or cannot take other systemic medications.

FDA Okays Pembrolizumab CDx for MSI-H Solid Tumors

The FDA has okayed FoundationOne CDx as a companion diagnostic to pembrolizumab for patients suffering from microsatellite instability-high solid tumours.

Nalmefene HCl Injection Receives a Green Signal from FDA

Purdue Pharma’s Nalmefene is an opioid antagonist indicated for the complete or partial reversal of opioid drug effects.

DORAs Gets FDA Clerance

Dual orexin receptor antagonists act by blocking signals in the brain that stimulate wakefulness.

Teleflex Gets FDA Approval for Expanded Indication for Specialty Catheter and Coronary Guidewire Use in CTO PCI Procedures

Around 57000 chronic total occlusion interventions are performed annually in the USA.

MilliporeSigma Acquires Exelead

The acquisition cost is around USD 780 mn in cash.

Bluezone Model 450 Air Cleaner Wins FDA 510(k) Class II Medical Device Approval

The Bluezone Model 450 Air Purifier is a device for the inactivation of viral aerosols in medical facilities and occupied spaces.

APNAR Pharma buys Aurex Labs

The business deal includes around 68000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in New Jersey, USA.