J&J gets a quick FDA OK for its blockbuster psoriasis contender guselkumab
Just four months after rolling out its last batch of promising late-stage data, J&J has scored a quick OK for guselkumab as a new treatment for psoriasis, one of the top drug prospects in the industry’s late-stage pipeline.
The IL-23 drug will now be commercialized as Tremfya, says the pharma giant, which tapped this drug as one of its most important Phase III products. To get the OK this fast, J&J says it used a priority review voucher, an incentive that’s become a pricey commodity in the biopharma market as developers turn to them for slash 4 months off the FDA’s review process.
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