The latest meeting saw EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) recommend the approval of nine new medicines, refuse two biosimilar medications and recommend extensions of therapeutic indication for six medicines.
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Vaxzevria (COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca)
The EMA’s pharmacovigilance committee (PRAC) began reviewing terlipressin containing medicines and recommended updates to COVID-19 vaccine safety information.
Study finds six different COVID-19 vaccine boosters increase immunity and pose no safety concerns, although immune responses varied.
A Swedish study found that heterologous Vaxzevria and mRNA prime-boost vaccination is effective against COVID-19.
The EMA’s drug safety committee (PRAC) assessed risks of thrombocytopenia and venous thromboembolism with the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
In its most recent meeting, the CHMP recommended nine new medicines and concluded its review of Vaxzevria’s thrombosis risk.
The UK regulator confirmed that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines can be used as safe and effective booster doses.
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The EMA's drug safety committee (PRAC) recommends updating risks of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, though the benefit-risk balance remains unchanged.
H1 financial results show AstraZeneca’s revenues grew by 23 percent in 2021, with $14.37 billion attributed to activities aside from COVID-19 vaccine sales.
New studies show rates of blood clots were similar following vaccination with Vaxzevria and Comirnaty®, plus rates of rare blood clots are lower after the second Vaxzevria dose.
In this final article on the TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and technologies, EPR’s Hannah Balfour considers whether it is the correct strategy to overcome COVID-19 treatment inequalities and explores other options.
The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) provided safety warnings on COVID-19 vaccines, and found no evidence linking Zynteglo to blood cancer.
The Phase II/III trial will assess the safety and immunogenicity of AstraZeneca’s novel COVID-19 variant vaccine candidate, AZD2816.
In this article, EPR’s Hannah Balfour discusses the potential impact of waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19-related medicine and technology on pharma, biopharma and biotech companies.