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Natalia Reoutova, 20 May 2020

Cancer patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appear to be at higher risk of severe outcomes, including death, but cancer type and treatment serve as better predictors, according to recent research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting I.

At the time of writing, COVID-19 has spread to more than 200 countries and territories, affecting an estimated 4.5 million people and killing over 300,000. Cancer, on the other hand, is newly diagnosed in 18 million people and takes the lives of 10 million every year.

“We have invited physician scientists who are at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of patients with cancer. They gathered prospective information to understand the effects of COVID-19 on patients with cancer, are testing new treatments, and are making this knowledge available to the global research community, so we can all benefit from their experience,” said Professor Antoni Ribas from UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, US, chairperson of the COVID-19 and cancer plenary session of the meeting.

Original New Drug Application Approvals by US FDA (01 - 15 March 2019)

15 Mar 2019
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 01 - 15 March 2019 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.

SPRAVATO
  • Active Ingredient(s): Esketamine
  • Strength: 56 mg; 84 mg
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Spray; Nasal
  • Company: Janssen Pharms
  • Approval Date: 05 Mar 2019
  • Submission Classification: Type 2 - New Active Ingredient
  • Indication(s): Indicated, in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in adults.
  • Approved Label05 Mar 2019 (PDF)

TRAZIMERA
  • Active Ingredient(s): Trastuzumab-qyyp
  • Strength: 420 mg
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Injectable; Injection
  • Company: Pfizer Inc
  • Approval Date: 11 Mar 2019
  • Submission Classification: Not Available
  • Indication(s): Indicated, in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) in adults.
    • The treatment of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer.
    • The treatment of HER2-overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.
  • Approved Label11 Mar 2019 (PDF)

ROCKLATAN
  • Active Ingredient(s): Netarsudil; Latanoprost
  • Strength: 0.02%; 0.005%
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Solution; Ophthalmic
  • Company: Aerie Pharms Inc
  • Approval Date: 12 Mar 2019
  • Submission Classification: Not available
  • Indication(s): Indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
  • Approved Label: 12 Mar 2019 (PDF)

TETRACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE
  • Active Ingredient(s): Tetracaine hydrochloride
  • Strength: 5%
  • Dosage Form(s) / Route(s): Solution; Ophthalmic
  • Company: Paragon Bioteck
  • Approval Date: 12 Mar 2019
  • Submission Classification:
  • Indication(s): Indicated for procedures requiring a rapid and short-acting topical ophthalmic anesthetic.
  • Approved Label: 12 Mar 2019 (PDF)
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Natalia Reoutova, 20 May 2020

Cancer patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appear to be at higher risk of severe outcomes, including death, but cancer type and treatment serve as better predictors, according to recent research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting I.

At the time of writing, COVID-19 has spread to more than 200 countries and territories, affecting an estimated 4.5 million people and killing over 300,000. Cancer, on the other hand, is newly diagnosed in 18 million people and takes the lives of 10 million every year.

“We have invited physician scientists who are at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of patients with cancer. They gathered prospective information to understand the effects of COVID-19 on patients with cancer, are testing new treatments, and are making this knowledge available to the global research community, so we can all benefit from their experience,” said Professor Antoni Ribas from UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, US, chairperson of the COVID-19 and cancer plenary session of the meeting.