Amgen snags the 2010 Scrip Awards Best New Drug honor

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. Biotech company Amgen took home a top award for one of its drugs at an annual event for drug makers, the company said Friday.

 

Amgen won the Best New Drug award for the osteoporosis treatment Prolia (denosumab) at the 2010 Scrip Awards in London Thursday.

 

The drug works by targeting the cells that break down bone, called osteoclasts, and was named one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2009 in Time magazine.

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