Strangest Indication of the Year Award: first drug I’ve seen with a directional indication – Cephalon, Inc. today announced that it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting approval of NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] for the indication of improved wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness associated with jet lag disorder resulting from eastbound travel…more
Sutent for colon cancer – no dice.
New anemia drug approved – AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Feraheme™ (ferumoxytol) Injection for intravenous (IV) use as an iron replacement therapy for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease...more
Cost/benefit ratio of cancer drugs – this is going to be a hot topic in coming years.
Pain drugs under scrutiny.
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