BeiGene’s Brukinsa Among Five Orphan Drugs Awaiting EU Approval Verdict
Sponsors Of Two Other Medicines May Have To Address Last-Minute Issues
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.
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The European Medicines Agency today announced the new medicines it believes should be approved for use across the EU.
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.
Panelists say REMS would need data on long-term safety and progression of joint damage after discontinuation. In 19-1 vote, advisory committee concludes proposed Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy will not ensure the anti-nerve growth factor’s modest benefits outweigh risks of joint destruction in osteoarthritis patients.