Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo, which is being investigated as adjuvant treatment after surgery for stage IIIb/c or IV melanoma patients at high risk of recurrence, may significantly cut the risk of patients’ cancer returning.
MSD’s Keytruda has shown a greater benefit than Roche’s Tecentriq in separate (and incomparable) clinical trials exploring the effectiveness of the anti-PD-1 therapies in treatment-naiive patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer.
The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has endorsed nine medicines for approval at its May meeting, including Novartis’ Aimovig, the first human monoclonal antibody for migraine prevention.
Novo Nordisk has announced headline data from the PIONEER 2 trial showing that oral semaglutide was better at improving HbA1c levels in patients with type II diabetes than Lilly’s and Boehringer Ingelheim's Jardiance.
Bayer/Loxo Oncology’s larotrectinib has been granted a priority review by the US Food and Drug Administration, which will consider its use to treat metastatic solid tumours carrying a certain genetic mutation.