Keeping Track: Tpoxx Wins Green Light For Smallpox, Submissions Galore, And A Broader Approval For Xtandi
The latest drug development news and highlights from our US FDA Performance Tracker.
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Media reports have emphasized the public’s frustration with gaining access to Tpoxx, an antiviral that may help treat monkeypox. But top officials at FDA, CDC and NIH defend the need to study the drug more first, even as they note they are making expanded access easier.
Deal Watch: Amgen Taps Plexium's Expertise In Targeted Protein Degradation
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ASCO In Brief: US FDA Looks At Safety Outcomes By Performance Status, Metastasis-Free Survival In Elderly Men
Exploratory analysis suggests cancer patients with poorer baseline status can be enrolled in clinical trials without endangering registration prospects for the drug. Older prostate cancer patients derived a similar benefit to younger patients in metastasis-free survival with androgen-receptor inhibitors, FDA researchers found in an exploratory subgroup analysis of three registrational trials.