Bristol Myers gets its first GI drug approval, and it comes from a longtime Celgene MS program
A former longtime Celgene program that saw a bumpy road to approval has picked up a new OK, with its new owners at Bristol Myers Squibb shepherding it to a win in ulcerative colitis.
The FDA approved ozanimod in UC on Thursday afternoon, Bristol Myers announced, becoming what the Big Pharma said is the first S1P receptor modulator to treat the disease. The drug will use the same brand name of Zeposia as in its original indication of multiple sclerosis in the relapsed setting. Thursday’s approval also marks Bristol Myers’ first GI drug to hit the market.
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