FDA approves Pfizer’s breast cancer biosimilar

US Patients will now be able to access another biosimilar version of Trastuzumab with the FDA approval of Pfizer’s Trazimera in the treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) overexpressing breast cancer and HER2 overexpressing metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. Data supplied with the application supported the similarity of Trazimera to its reference

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FDA approves Merck’s new antibacterial drug applications

The FDA has accepted two new antibacterial drug applications from Merck & Co, both of which have received Priority Review. The first is for the company’s combination of relebactam, an investigational beta-lactamase inhibitor, with imipenem/cilastatin (MK-7655A, IMI/REL), for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) caused by certain susceptible

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NICE partners with EMIG

NICE and EMIG are working together to increase understanding of the services the Institute offers the life sciences industry. The collaboration also aims to open up a new channel for the industry to give feedback to NICE to inform any review, monitoring or refinement of its processes. The partnership will run as a pilot scheme

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EC endorses BMS’s Opdivo for advanced renal cell carcinoma

The European Commission has approved Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo in combination with low-dose Yervoy for first-line treatment for patients with intermediate and poor risk advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). BMS has stated that the approval marks the first of an immuno-oncology combination therapy for patients with this type of cancer in the European Union. Clearance is

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