Last year, FDA approved 53 drugs, leading the industry to describe 2020 as “a strong year for new drug therapy.”
There are several drugs that stand out, according to Todd Wills, the co-author of a study that analyzes how innovative drugs are based on their structure.
The drugs that follow are examples of notable innovative therapies.
[Related: Here’s what molecular shape can tell you about pharma innovation]1. COVID-19 therapies
One of the prominent drugs that stands out as structurally novel is remdesivir from Gilead Sciences (NSDQ:GILD). The first COVID-19 treatment to win FDA approval, remdesivir (Veklury), was first developed as an Ebola treatment. But the broad-spectrum antiviral also showed promise against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Gilead recently announced that sales of remdesivir beat …