JAK-Inhibitor Review Delays Spur Talk Of US FDA Panel Meeting On Class Safety
After Pfizer saw increased risks in a surveillance study of Xeljanz, three other products have also seen their user fee dates pushed back; if FDA were to convene an expert panel, it could lead to more consistent labeling across the class, as requested in a recent citizen petition.
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EU reviewers have recommended five new medicines and a pneumococcal vaccine for EU-wide approval. New uses of several approved medicines have also drawn the thumbs up, while the sponsor of a cancer drug has withdrawn its product from the review process.
Sponsors of six new products, including a first-in-class treatment for unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, will find out this week if their products are on course to be approved for use in the EU. Also, two sponsors might be asked to address last-minute questions about their drugs.
Sponsors of several new medicines are set to learn if their products are on track for pan-EU approval. One product on the list is Pfizer/Lilly’s osteoarthritis drug, tanezumab, which recently ran into trouble in the US.