AstraZeneca's FASENRA receives FDA approval
AstraZeneca announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved FASENRA for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype. FASENRA is not approved for the treatment of other eosinophilic conditions or relief of acute bronchospasm or status asthmaticus. Pascal Soriot, Chief Executive Officer of AstraZeneca, said: "We're excited to offer FASENRA as a new precision biologic to help improve the lives of severe asthma patients whose disease is driven by eosinophilic inflammation. This is the first approval from our respiratory biologics portfolio and the latest in a series of significant milestones for our company as we deliver on our pipeline-driven transformation."