EU Decision Thwarts Novartis's Near-Term Piqray Ambitions
Company Has Pulled Its UK HTA Submission
Novartis seems to have accepted the fact that the indication granted for Piqray in the EU means there is little scope for the advanced breast cancer drug to be used in markets such as the UK.
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Piqray is now approved for use in almost 50 countries but not only did the novel drug from Novartis for advanced breast cancer take longer to be approved in the EU than in the US, its indication is narrower in the EU. This is the first of two articles based on the European public assessment report for the PIK3 inhibitor.
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