Heron's Sustol Faces Competition With Narrower Label Than Expected
Heron Therapeutics gained approval of its chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting drug Sustol (granisetron), but the company faces stiff competition and postmarketing requirements. Analysts, nonetheless, think the product has a bright future on the US market.
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Investors hammered Heron Therapeutics on 27 January, with shares tumbling as low as 19.2% in morning trading, after the company revealed it was forced to delay by at least three months its resubmission to the FDA of the firm’s new drug application (NDA) for its experimental chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) drug Sustol (APF530).