2017 drug approvals matches 2015 record, but forecast five year sales excel.
2018 shaping up to be a bumper approval year, as Juno Therapeutics, Epizyme and Avexis line up to launch potential blockbusters.
FDA back in business after 2016's fall in drug approvals.
No slowdown at the FDA, as regulator remains on track to approve at least 43 new drugs this year.
After the recent EU positive opinion for Aveo's tivozanib, EP Vantage takes a look at other projects approved in the EU, but not the US.
With 10 NMEs approved this year Merck pulls ahead of rivals Novartis and GSK.