Romosozumab Among Latest Drugs Up For CHMP Opinion
Four drugs are up for an opinion this week on whether they should be granted EU-wide approval, including Amgen/UCB's osteoporosis drug romosozumab.
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Seven new medicines, including GW Pharma's orphan cannabidiol product, Epidyolex, are due for an opinion from the European Medicines Agency this week on whether they should be recommended for pan-EU approval.
Drug Science, a UK charity, is about to launch a 20,000-patient pilot project looking at the use of medicinal cannabis for conditions like chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and Tourette’s syndrome. It says a special licensing status for such products could eventually be possible.
The pharmaceutical industry has come under attack by a UK parliament committee for failing to make medicinal cannabis products available for clinical trials, saying that a "robust research base" is needed on which to base future treatment decisions.