December 16, 2017 – As recent as of December 14, 2017, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a conditional marketing authorisation for the …

X-linked Hypophosphatemia: Burosumab (Crysvita) to the rescue Read more »

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September 22, 2016 – The pharmacologically active compound known as sildenafil is largely used to treat erectile dysfunction (on the market for this indication under the trade name Viagra) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (on the market for this indication under the trade name Revatio) in …

Granpidam: A generic to Sildenafil (Revatio) Read more »

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 September 17, 2016 – Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, with nearly 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012. In Europe, there were an estimated 464,000 new cases of breast cancer in 2012 and an estimated 131,000 …

Palbociclib (Ibrance): New treatment for advanced or metastatic breast cancer in the EU Read more »

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April 02, 2016 – The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) for a new gene therapy for the treatment of patients with adenosine-deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID), who have no matching donor for a stem cell …

New hope for children with the ultra-rare immune disorder ADA-SCID: Gene therapy Strimvelis recommended for approval by EMA’s CHMP Read more »

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March 04, 2016 –  On February 25, 2016, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Ixekizumab (Taltz), intended for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Ixekizumab (Taltz) will be available …

Ixekizumab (Taltz) for plaque psoriasis: Positive opinion by the European CHMP Read more »

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On 18 December 2014, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Xadago, 50 mg and 100 mg, film-coated tablet intended for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The active substance of Xadago is safinamide, …

Parkinsons Disease: Positive opinion by the CHMP issued recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation for Safinamide (Xadago) Read more »

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April 09, 2104 – Usually, we talk and present here issues on health and disease, therapies notwithstanding which are based on the genetic background (i.e. predisposition) of the individual.  Another aspect of predisposition for dieseas is of course the situation …

World Tuberculosis Day: Three new medicines recommended by EMA in last six months for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis Read more »

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