Industry News Archive

  • Texas Medicaid Designates Pegfilgrastim-cbqv on the Preferred Drug List

    For 2021, Texas Medicaid has designated pegfilgrastim-cbqv (Udenyca®, Coherus Biosciences) the preferred pegfilgrastim on the Preferred Drug List (PDL). Udenyca® coverage details are available here.

    Please contact marketaccess@coherus.com for additional information.

    Posted 3/15/2021



  • FDA Approves Trastuzumab-qyyp Biosimilar

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the 150 mg single-dose vial of trastuzumab-qyyp (Trazimera®, Pfizer)—a biosimilar to Herceptin® (trastuzumab).

    Read the full prescribing information.

    Posted on 3/11/2021



  • FDA Approves Bevacizumab-bvzr for New Indication

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the inclusion of epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer to the indications of bevacizumab-bvzr (Zirabev®, Pfizer). 

    Read the full prescribing information.

    Posted on 3/11/2021



  • G1 Therapeutics and Boehringer Ingelheim Announce Commercial Availability of Trilaciclib

    G1 Therapeutics, Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim announced that COSELA™(trilaciclib) for injection is now available in the U.S. 

    On February 12, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved COSELA to decrease the incidence of chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression in adult patients when administered prior to a platinum/etoposide-containing regimen or topotecan-containing regimen for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC).

    It is the first and only therapy designed to help protect bone marrow (myeloprotection) when administered prior to treatment with chemotherapy.

    Read press release.

    Posted on 3/10/2021



  • FDA Expands Lorlatinib Approval to Include ALK-Positive NSCLC

    On March 3, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded lorlatinib's indication to include first-line treatment of people with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lorlatinib is now indicated for adults with metastatic NSCLC whose tumors are ALK-positive as detected by an FDA-approved test.

    Read Pfizer's announcement.

    Posted 3/4/21



  • FDA Approves Melphalan Flufenamide for R/R MM

    On February 26, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved melphalan flufenamide in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) multiple myeloma (MM), who have received at least four prior lines of therapy and whose disease is refractory to at least one proteasome inhibitor, one immunomodulatory agent, and one CD38-directed monoclonal antibody.

    Read Oncopeptides' announcement.

    Posted 3/1/21



  • FDA Approves Cemiplimab-rwlc Monotherapy for Advanced NSCLC

    On February 22, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved cemiplimab-rwlc for the first-line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients whose tumors have high PD-L1 expression (tumor proportion score ≥50%), as determined by an FDA-approved test. Patients must either have metastatic or locally advanced tumors that are not candidates for surgical resection or definitive chemoradiation, and the tumors must not have EGFR, ALK, or ROS1 aberrations. 

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read the Sanofi announcement.

    Posted 2/22/2021


  • FDA Approves Cemiplimab-rwlc for Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

    On February 9, the Food and Drug Administration approved the PD-1 inhibitor cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo®, Regeneron/Sanofi) as the first immunotherapy treatment indicated for patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma previously treated with a hedgehog pathway inhibitor (HHI) or for whom an HHI is not appropriate. Full approval was granted for patients with locally advanced BCC and accelerated approval was granted for patients with metastatic BCC.

    Read the press release

    Posted on 2/17/2021



  • FDA Approves Cemiplimab-rwlc as First Immunotherapy for Advanced BCC

    On February 9, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted regular approval to cemiplimab-rwlc for patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) previously treated with a hedgehog pathway inhibitor (HHI) or for whom a HHI is not appropriate and granted accelerated approval to cemiplimab-rwlc for patients with metastatic basal cell carxinoma previously treated with a HHI or for whom a HHI is not appropriate.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read Sanofi and Regeneron's announcements.

    Posted 2/10/21



  • FDA Approves Lisocabtagene Maraleucel for R/R Large B-Cell Lymphoma

    On February 5, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lisocabtagene maraleucel for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not otherwise specified (including DLBCL arising from indolent lymphoma), high-grade B-cell lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma grade 3B.

    Read the FDA announcement.

    Read the Bristol Myers Squibb announcement.

    Posted 2/8/2021



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