Janssen won approval from the FDA for Invokamet, a fixed-dose combination of canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride, as a first-line treatment for adult type 2 diabetes patients who are not receiving canagliflozin or metformin. Invokamet was previously approved to treat patients whose diabetes was not sufficiently managed with canagliflozin or metformin alone.
An FDA advisory panel unanimously endorsed the approval of Novo Nordisk's type 2 diabetes treatment iDegLira, a combination of insulin degludec and liraglutide. Results from clinical studies showed that the single-injection drug helped patients manage their blood glucose levels.
Allergan's new-drug application for its oxymetazoline HCl cream has been accepted for review by the FDA as a treatment for rosacea-associated persistent facial erythema in adults. A decision from the agency is expected in the first half of 2017.
Purdue Pharma agreed to dismiss patent infringement claims against Egalet's Oxaydo, or oxycodone HCl, which is indicated for use in managing acute and chronic pain that is moderate to severe. The settlement involved no further legal action or financial obligations.
The remaining patent on UCB's epilepsy drug Vimpat, which is scheduled to expire in March 2022, will be reviewed by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO agreed to the review after it found that Argentum Pharmaceuticals, the generic-drug-maker challenging UCB's patent, could prove that some of UCB's patent claims are "unpatentable." A decision could come in a year.
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JP Laboratories' Maharashtra plant and Krebs Biochemicals & Industries' Andhra Pradesh facility in India were cited by the Italian Medicines Agency over multiple good manufacturing practice violations. The regulator advised European regulatory bodies to ban the use and importation of drugs manufactured in the facilities.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has issued its second recall involving Organic Pastures Dairy's raw milk and cream after detecting salmonella in follow-up product testing. The latest recall covers products with a code date of June 1, 2016.
An FDA panel has voted in favor of approving St. Jude Medical's Amplatzer PFO Occluder, an implantable wire-mesh device designed for preventing recurring ischemic strokes in patients with patent foramen ovale and a history of at least one unexplained stroke. The panel found that the device is safe, that its benefits outweigh the risks of use and that it is effective for its intended use.
The FDA has given Interventional Spine clearance for its 8-degree Lumbar Lordotic Opticage Expandable Intervertebral Body Fusion Device, an addition to the company's Opticage Expandable Interbody Fusion product line. The device, which can be implanted using transforaminal, posterior or lateral methods, is indicated to be used with autogenous bone graft to treat degenerative disc disease at one or two contiguous levels from L2 to S1.
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