MSD’s Bladder cancer treatment, Keytruda approved in EU following superior survival rates

Merck Sharp & Dohme’s Keytruda has received approval in Europe for metastatic urothelial carcinoma allowing it to catch up with its immunotherapy rivals. Although, while BMS’ Opdivo and Roche’s Tecentriq beat MSD to approval in Europe earlier this year, Keytruda is the first treatment to show superior overall survival when compared to using chemotherapy in

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Soliris approved by European Commission to treat adults with gMG, will be picked up by Germany first

Alexion has won new European indication for its ultra-orphan drug, Soliris, and has picked Germany to be its first launch market. Soliris received the green light from the European Commission to treat adults with generalised myasthenia gravis (gMG), who are anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody-positive. The extended indication for the first-in-class inhibitor was based on the back

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GSK submits application in EU to extend use of Relvar Ellipta for use in asthma

GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva have applied in Europe to market Relvar Ellipta for extended use in patients with asthma who are already adequately controlled on inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) therapy. The treatment, comprised of the ICS fluticasone furoate (FF) and the LABA vilanterol (VI), is currently indicated in Europe for the regular treatment of patients

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NICE recommends Allergan’s Ozurdex and AbbVie’s Humira for Uveitis to prevent vision loss.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in England and Wales are backing routine use of Allergan’s Ozurdex and AbbVie’s Humira as treatment for non-infectious posterior uveitis, which is a form of preventable vision loss. The cost regulators published their Final Appraisal Determination recommending the drugs as cost and clinically-effective treatment options for those with

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