EU CHMP Opinions and MAA Updates
This is an update of recommendations from the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use on the authorization of new medicines in the EU, and updates on EU marketing authorization changes recommended by the CHMP.
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EMA Says Yes To BMS’ Sotyktu But Turns Down Ipsen’s Sohonos
The European Medicines Agency has recommended pan-EU marketing approval for four medicines but turned down Ipsen’s treatment for an ultra-rare bone disorder. It has also OKd new uses of seven already-approved drugs and is reviewing efficacy concerns regarding Novartis’ sickle cell medicine.
Lilly Pulls EU Approval Application For Olumiant In COVID-19
The European Medicines Agency says it does not have enough data to justify the approval of Olumiant for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The marketing authorization application for another product, Reata’s Imbarkyd for chronic kidney disease, has also been withdrawn.
Hemophilia B Gene Therapy Among Five Drugs On Track For EU-Wide Approval
Alongside CSL/Behring/uniQure’s Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec), the European Medicines Agency has given the green light to new drugs for liver cancer, NSCLC, Pompe disease and multiple sclerosis. But it turned down omburtamab for treating the rare cancer, neuroblastoma.