2023 Novel Large Molecule FDA Drug Approvals
Recently, we summarized the novel small molecule drug approvals of 2023 (34/55). The remaining 21 molecular entities approved were large molecules like proteins and oligonucleotides, accounting for nearly 38% of the total approvals. Notably, seven of these large molecules have earned the prestigious Breakthrough Therapy designation, relative to the two small molecules that share this recognition. A summary of approvals for large molecule drugs, accompanied by links to FDA labels and additional information pertaining to the drug's discovery and originators, appears below.