All articles by Ranjith Dharma

  1. Amgen receives FDA approval for Kyprolis combination therapy to treat multiple myeloma

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Amgens’ Kyprolis (carfilzomib) combination therapy to treat patients with…
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    21 Jan
  2. Pharma companies urge governments to take collective action on drug-resistant infections

    Around 85 international pharmaceutical, generics, diagnostics and biotechnology firms have urged governments and industry to take comprehensive action on drug-resistant…
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    21 Jan
  3. AbbVie’s venetoclax-rituximab combination gets FDA breakthrough therapy status to treat R/R CLL

    Biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie has received breakthrough therapy status from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its venetoclax in…
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    20 Jan
  4. Upsher-Smith and Saniona to develop new therapeutics for neurological disorders

    Upsher-Smith Laboratories wholly-owned subsidiary Proximagen has partnered with biotech firm Saniona to develop novel therapeutics for neurological disorders. Under the…
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    20 Jan
  5. Acorda to acquire Finland’s biopharmaceutical firm Biotie for $363m

    Acorda Therapeutics has signed an agreement to acquire Finland-based biopharmaceutical firm Biotie Therapies for approximately $363m. Based in Turku, Biotie…
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    19 Jan
  6. MediciNova’s ibudilast gets FDA rare paediatric disease status to treat Krabbe disease

    MediciNova has received rare paediatric disease status from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its MN-166 (ibudilast) to…
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    18 Jan
  7. Wellstat’s Vistogard receives FDA approval to treat chemotherapy overdose patients

    Wellstat Therrpeutics has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Vistogard (uridine triacetate) to treat…
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    13 Dec
  8. Court rules UK firm Reckitt Benckiser’s Nurofen made misleading pain relief claims

    The Federal Court of Australia has ruled that UK-based Reckitt Benckiser’s Nurofen made misleading pain relief claims. According to the…
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    13 Dec
  9. Omnio and ProMetic partner to develop new drug for chronic wounds

    Switzerland-based biotech firm Omnio has teamed-up with Canadian pharmaceutical firm ProMetic to develop a new drug for slow-healing chronic wounds….
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    16 Nov
  10. Baxalta receives European approval for Obizur to treat haemophilia A

    Baxalta has received marketing approval from the European Commission for its Obizur (Antihaemophilic Factor [ecombinant], Porcine Sequence) to treat adult…
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    15 Nov
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