European Medicines Agency Approves GSK / Theravance’s Relvar

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Theravance’s inhaled lung drug, Relvar, has been approved by Europe’s regulatory body to treat both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Relvar is a combination of the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone furoate and the long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA) vilanterol, and is delivered through the Ellipta inhaler.  The drug has already been approved

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Relvar Ellipta Supported by EMA Advisors

Advisors to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have voted in support of approving GlaxoSmithKline/ Theravance’s Relvar Ellipta for both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has delivered a response recommending marketing authorisation for Relvar Ellipta, a combination of the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone

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EMA Reports Steady Increase in Orphan Drug Designations

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) have confirmed that they will incorporate the views of patients, increase international cooperation and collaborate with health technology assessment (HTA) bodies, with the aim of gaining a better understanding for orphan drug designation. The European Union (EU) orphan medicinal product regulation was started 12

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GlaxoSmithKline’s Trametinib Granted Quick Review by EMA

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) melanoma drug an accelerated review. The melanoma drug, a MEK inhibitor named trametinib, is requesting a European licence as both a monotherapy and in combination with their investigational BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib, for the medication of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation.

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Ridaforolimus EMA Submission Pulled by Merck

Merck have suffered a hindrance this week with the withdrawal of their Marketing Authorization Application for ridaforolimus in Europe. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) was evaluating ridaforolimus as a possible maintenance treatment for patients with soft tissue sarcoma or primary malignant bone tumour.  Merck have licensed the drug, an M-TOR inhibitor from Ariad Pharmaceuticals.

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Boehringer Submits Afatinib to EMA

Boehringer Ingelheim announced earlier today that they have submitted their first oncology compound, afatinib, to European regulators. The German firm filed a marketing authorisation application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the approval of afatinib as a treatment for patients with EGFR (ErbB1) mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).  Boehringer confirmed that afatinib

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