UPDATE 1-FDA approves BioCryst's intravenous flu drug

December 22, 2014 2:03 PM

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Dec 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's intravenous flu drug, sending the company's shares up nearly 10 percent in premarket trading.

The single-dose drug is for adults who have acute uncomplicated influenza and may be unable to swallow pills, such as Gilead Sciences Inc's Tamiflu, or inhale GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Relenza.

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