Tag Archives: Approved

Novartis slaps $2M-plus pricetag on newly approved gene therapy Zolgensma—and cost watchdogs approve

Industry watchers have been speculating for months about just how high Novartis would price gene therapy Zolgensma on approval—and just how payers would cover it. And with the FDA’s green light, they now have an answer. The Swiss drugmaker will roll out the drug, a one-time treatment for pediatric patients less than 2 years of… Read More »

Fast-Acting Depression Drug, Newly Approved, Could Help Millions

Of the 16 million American adults who live with depression, as many as one-quarter gain little or no benefit from available treatments, whether drugs or talk therapy. They represent perhaps the greatest unmet need in psychiatry. On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a prescription treatment intended to help them, a fast-acting drug derived… Read More »

Revolutionary cancer treatment approved

A revolutionary therapy that has the potential to cure aggressive blood cancers has been approved for use in Australia. The immunotherapy, known as CAR-T, will help children battling leukemia and adults fighting a type of aggressive lymphoma. The groundbreaking therapy uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer in a once-only treatment, unlike chemotherapy… Read More »