All the new drugs ap­proved in 2023: Alzheimer's and gene ther­a­py cap a five-year high

Af­ter kick­ing off 2023 with a po­ten­tial megablock­buster in Ei­sai and Bio­gen’s new Alzheimer’s drug Leqem­bi, in to­tal­i­ty the FDA signed off on 10 more nov­el drug ap­provals in 2023 when com­pared to last year.

The 57 nov­el drugs ap­proved in 2023 (not count­ing gene ther­a­pies or vac­cines) are the most since 2018 — the year of Gilead’s block­buster HIV drug Bik­tarvy, which gen­er­at­ed $10.4 bil­lion in 2022 sales.

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