J&J wins snap approval of apalutamide, the first drug OK'd for nonmetastatic prostate cancer
The FDA has given J&J a big boost today, cutting its priority review for apalutamide down to a quick once over and a snap approval months ahead of its PDUFA date for nonmetastatic prostate cancer.
The drug will now be sold as Erleade, handily beating a rival supplemental application from Pfizer on its cancer drug Xtandi. This approval came through just two months after the agency offered to give it a priority review, underscoring how fast regulators are willing to act.
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