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CHMP issues positive opinion for tablet formulation of Merck’s NOXAFIL® (posaconazole)

Posted: 28 February 2014 | | No comments yet

Merck announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of a new, investigational tablet formulation of NOXAFIL®…

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Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of a new, investigational tablet formulation of NOXAFIL® (posaconazole).

The CHMP positive opinion will be reviewed by the European Commission, which if approved, grants a centralized marketing authorization with unified labeling that is valid in the 28 countries that are members of the European Union, as well as European Economic Area members Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

NOXAFIL in the U.S.

In the U.S., NOXAFIL delayed-release tablets are indicated for the prophylaxis of invasive Aspergillus and Candida infections in patients, 13 years of age and older, who are at high risk of developing these infections due to being severely immunocompromised, such as hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients with graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) or those with hematologic malignancies with prolonged neutropenia (low white blood cell counts) from chemotherapy.

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