Eli Lilly and Nektar Therapeutics have signed a pact to co-develop the latter’s experimental immunotherapy NKTR-358 for a range of autoimmune and other chronic inflammatory conditions under a deal valued at $400 million.
In just five years patients across England could be waiting more than a week for an appointment with a GP or practice nurse on more than 100 million occasions, according to a new projection by the Royal College of GPs.
A long-acting, two-drug HIV regimen being co-developed by ViiV Healthcare and Janssen Sciences Ireland UC has shown comparable viral suppression rates to a three-drug regimen in a Phase II trial, indicating its potential to reduce the dosing burden for patients and thus improve treatment adherence.
GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva have applied 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.
Patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma living in the UK are a step closer to getting early access to Merck and Pfizer’s avelumab after regulators assigned the drug Promising Innovative Medicines (PIM) status.
Eleven therapies, including five targeting rare diseases, have taken a giant leap towards being approved in Europe after winning backing from the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is now backing routine NHS commissioning of Teva’s Cinqaero to treat a severe form of asthma after having initially been minded to block the drug’s use.
A new treatment option has been approved in the European Union for patients with psoriasis, paving the way for access to a novel approach for those with moderate-to-severe forms of the disease who are candidates for systemic therapy.
Patients living with multiple myeloma across England and Wales should now get ‘routine’ access to Amgen’s Kyprolis on the NHS within three months following a final green light from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.