Novartis gain EU approval for SMA gene therapy

AveXis, Novartis’ gene therapy division, announced that it has been given European approval for Zolgensma, (onasemnogene abeparvovec), the only gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Specifically, the European Commission has granted conditional approval for Zolgensma for the treatment of patients with 5q SMA with a bi-allelic mutation in the SMN1 gene and a clinical

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Novartis Breast Cancer Treatment gains NICE Recommendation

Novartis announces Ribociclib has been recommended by the NICE for use on the NHS in combination with fulvestrant, where exemestane plus everolimus is the most appropriate alternative, for treating women with hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who have received prior endocrine therapy. Ribociclib in combination

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NHS approves combination skin cancer therapy from Novartis

NHS has three months to ensure that Novartis’ combination therapy dabrafenib/trametinib is routinely available to eligible skin cancer patients, after cost regulators published guidance backing funds for the treatment. NICE recommended the combination for use in patients with stage III BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma that has spread to lymph vessels, or lymph glands close to

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Novartis seeks approval for Multiple Sclerosis drug in EU and US

Novartis is seeking approval from EU and US for use of experimental multiple sclerosis therapy, siponimod, to treat secondary progressive forms of MS. Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) is where the disease causes continuous worsening of neurological function over time, independent of relapses. Most people with relapsing remitting forms of MS will eventually go on

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NICE support Bayer’s and Novartis treatments for sight condition

NICE have issued updated guidelines for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, by continuing to back use of both Bayer’s Eylea and Novartis’ Lucentis. According to the guidelines issued by NICE, the intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment should be recommended for late AMD (wet active) for eyes with visual acuity within a

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