2008 FDA drug approvals

  title={2008 FDA drug approvals},
  author={Bethan Hughes},
  journal={Nature Reviews Drug Discovery},
US FDA approvals in 2008 totalled 21 new molecular entities (NMEs) and 3 biologic licence applications (BLAs) that were evaluated by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) (TABLES 1,2). For some, this slight increase in approvals compared with recent years (FIG. 1) is cause for optimism. “It still falls far short of the approval rate seen in the 1990s, and we do need to see more consistency in terms of that number increasing each year, but overall it is encouraging,” says Andrew… CONTINUE READING
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