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EU advisors back expanding use of Adcetris

Takeda’s Adcetris could soon be on the market in Europe as a second-line treatment for adults with CD30-positive cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) after regulatory advisors backed expanding the drug’s scope.

16th November 2017

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Green light for minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland

Health officials have welcomed a decision by the Supreme Court that allows the introduction of minimum unit pricing in Scotland, which sets a minimum unit price of 50 pence per unit for alcohol.

16th November 2017

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GSK, Innoviva’s Trelegy Ellipta cleared for COPD

GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva have won European approval for the novel triple therapy inhaler Trelegy Ellipta, offering a new treatment option for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD).

16th November 2017

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NICE waves through breast cancer drugs following price deals

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is backing routine NHS funding for Pfizer's Ibrance and Novartis' Kisqali to treat certain forms of breast cancer, after the firms agreed to provide them at a reduced price under the new process for appraising medicines.

16th November 2017

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Bayer, Loxo link in $1.55bn cancer drugs deal

Bayer and Loxo Oncology have agreed to work together on the development and commercialisation of two novel cancer therapies, in a deal potentially worth more than $1.5 billion to the latter firm.

15th November 2017

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EU approves subcutaneous form of GSK’s Benlysta

A new subcutaneous formulation of GlaxoSmithKline’s Benlysta has been approved as an add-on therapy for certain in adults with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

15th November 2017

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Boehringer bags first biosimilar approval in the EU

Boehringer Ingelheim has won its first biosimilar approval in Europe with authorisation of Cyltezo for a range of chronic inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

14th November 2017

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Scotland approves three new meds for NHS use

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has published new advice accepting three new medicines for use by NHS Scotland, offering patients new treatment options for soft tissue sarcoma, acromegaly and hepatitis C

14th November 2017

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