Try of medical vialsAs the year progressed, the overall robust capabilities of the pharmacy industry and FDA regulators allowed drug development to remain at near-normal levels. (Image: Shutterstock)

Despite concerns about the effect of COVID-19 on the FDA's work in approving new pharmaceutical treatments, 2020 did not see a major drop-off in approvals, according to a new report from OptumRx.

OptumRx, a pharmacy benefits manager owned by UnitedHealth Group, recently released its OptumRx Drug Pipeline Insights Report. In addition to reporting on the general pace of approval of new drugs, it highlighted five notable drugs being reviewed by the FDA and their possible impact on the market in 2021.

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