The FDA is having a busy 2017. In 2016, they approved only 22 novel drugs. It’s only the end of September and they’ve already approved 34.
From the first new drug to treat ALS in over two decades to a new Parkinson’s treatment to several new cancer drugs, this year has seen an explosion in both orphan and nonorphan drugs. With the recent promise to start clearing all new orphan drug applications in 90 days, 2017 could still see a glut of new drugs.
We’ve already brought you the last five newly approved drugs, and all the rest before that. Here is what you need to know about the 10 newest drugs. The most recently approved drugs overwhelmingly have been new cancer treatments, but several other indications have gained attention as well.
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