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Yescarta rejected among other SMC decisions

Gilead's CAR-T therapy Yescarta has been rejected by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for use on NHS Scotland, but Novartis' Kymriah was given a green light.

12th February 2019

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Takeda’s Adcetris gets EU green light

Takeda has announced that the European Commission has extended the current marketing authorisation of Adcetris to include treatment of adults with previously untreated CD30+ Stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma.

12th February 2019

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European measles cases hit a ten year high

Cases of measles in Europe are at the highest rate in a decade, due to a growing number of pockets where parents are refusing vaccination for their children, also known as ‘anti-vaxxers’.

8th February 2019

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NHS roll out digital checks for dementia and falls

Older patients may be spared dementia and falls by a new NHS tech roll-out, via digital checks that aim to save lives through diagnosis of sepsis, and other tools being made available in hospitals across the country as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

8th February 2019

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Lemborexant hits Phase III targets

Eisai and Purdue Pharma have announced six-month results from the SUNRISE 2 Phase III clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of lemborexant.

8th February 2019

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Cablivi gets FDA OK for blood clotting disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sanofi's Cablivi as the first treatment for adult patients with a rare blood clotting disorder, acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP).

7th February 2019

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