Category: Europe

April 22, 2022 Off

Novo Nordisk’s NovoSeven Recommended for Approval for the Treatment of Severe Postpartum Haemorrhage by the EMA

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The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion, recommending an extension of the Novo Nordisk’s NovoSeven (eptacog alfa) label to include treatment of women suffering from severe haemorrhage after giving birth, when medications used to induce uterine contractions and reduce bleeding (uterotonics) are insufficient to stop the bleeding.

April 22, 2022 Off

Novartis Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Tabrecta for Patients with METex14 Advanced NSCLC

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The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) adopted a positive opinion and recommended granting marketing authorization of Novartis’s Tabrecta (capmatinib) as a monotherapy for the treatment of adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring alterations leading to mesenchymal-epithelial-transition factor gene (MET) exon 14 (METex14) skipping who require systemic therapy following prior treatment with immunotherapy and/or platinum-based chemotherapy.

April 21, 2022 Off

AstraZeneca’s Evusheld Reduces the Risk of COVID-19 by 77%

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AstraZeneca has announced detailed results from the PROVENT Phase III pre-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) trial showed that  Evusheld (tixagevimab and cilgavimab), formerly AZD7442, reduced the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 by 77% in the primary analysis and by 83% in the six month follow-up analysis, compared to placebo.

April 20, 2022 Off

AbbVie’s Crohn’s Disease Drug to Treat Patients in UK

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The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has granted a positive scientific opinion under the Early Access to Medicines Scheme (EAMS) for AbbVie’s risankizumab for treatment of adults and adolescents (16-17 years) with Crohn’s Disease (CD) who have had an inadequate response to, lost response to or were intolerant or contraindicated to tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) antagonist therapies, vedolizumab and ustekinumab.

April 14, 2022 Off

Valneva’s Inactivated Covid-19 Vaccine Gets CMA in UK

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the United Kingdom has granted Conditional Marketing Authorization (CMA) for Valneva’s inactivated whole-virus COVID-19 vaccine candidate, VLA2001, for primary immunization in adults 18 to 50 years of age.