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European experts meet with Afican regulators to discuss collaboration

Industry news, Ingredients, News, Quality Control / 10 March 2017 / Steve Bremer, Managing Editor

Representatives from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) met with medicines regulators from Africa last week to discuss how to improve the availability of high quality, safe and effective medicines to patients in countries beyond Europe. One of the tools discussed was the scientific assessment of medicines or vaccines for use outside the European Union that […]

Sanofi Pasteur and MSD end joint vaccines business in Europe

Industry news / 3 January 2017 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Editor

Sanofi and its vaccines business unit Sanofi Pasteur will end their vaccine joint-venture with MSD (known as Merck in the US and Canada) – SPMSD…

Alprolix approved in Switzerland for the treatment of haemophilia B

Industry news / 31 October 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, Swissmedic, has approved Alprolix (eftrenonacog alfa) for the treatment of haemophilia B…

Abeona enrols 5th patient in gene therapy Epidermolysis Bullosa trial

Industry news / 16 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

EB-101 is the company’s lead gene therapy program for patients suffering with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), a severe form of…

Novartis’ long term RRMS drug limits disease progression

Industry news / 16 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Gilenya impacts four key measures of disease activity: relapses, MRI lesions, brain shrinkage (brain volume loss) and disability progression…

Antibiotics: resist the resistance

Blog, Z Homepage promo / 15 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

European Pharmaceutical Review caught up with Destiny Pharma’s CEO, Dr Love, for an exclusive interview to discuss why the pharmaceutical industry needs to radically change its approach to antibiotics in order to combat the threat of bacterial resistance…

Orphan drug designation granted to Boehringer Ingelheim’s systemic sclerosis drug

Industry news / 13 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Senscis is specifically evaluating nintedanib to understand the disease process and potential benefit of the compound to treat SSc-ILD…

Ergomed and Ferrer complete recruitment for Phase IIa insomnia clinical trial

Industry news / 13 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

The effects of lorediplon (5 and 10 mg) are being compared to both placebo and zolpidem. The aim of the study is to evaluate the appropriate effective dose of lorediplon, to further characterise its efficacy on sleep maintenance/sleep quality and to evaluate any next day hangover effects in adult patients with insomnia disorder…

NICE says coil is more effective than pill as emergency contraception

Industry news / 8 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

The coil is the most effective form of emergency contraception for up to 5 days after unprotected sex or within 5 days of expected ovulation…

Vasopharm enrols first patient in phase III traumatic brain injury trial

Industry news / 8 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Vasopharm’s ronopternin (VAS203) will be evaluated for its safety and efficacy as the first patient is enrolled into the nostra phase III (NO Synthase in TRAumatic Brain Injury) trial – a clinical study to assess whether the drug can be used as a initial treatment for moderately to severely injured closed head traumatic brain (TBI) injury patients…

NICE says Roche’s skin cancer drug not cost effective

Industry news / 6 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

The committee agreed the combination offers life extending benefit compared to vemurafenib alone, however compared to alternative treatments it is too expensive. About 1,000 people would have been eligible each year…

Asian licensing deals for Ergomed and Aeterna Zentaris’ endometrial cancer drug

Industry news / 6 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Aeterna Zentaris signed an exclusive license agreement with affiliates of Orient EuroPharma for its lead anti-cancer compound, zoptrex, for the initial…

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