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The European Commission (EC) has again delayed the release of its new proposal for changes to Europe’s pharma legislation. The decision was previously expected on 29 March 2023, but has been announced to be “slightly later”.
Pharma giant AstraZeneca has been given a recommendation by the EU's Committee for Medicinal Products (CHMP) for marketing authorisation for ultomiris (ravulizumab), a treatment for adult patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMSOD) who are anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody positive (ab+).
AbbVie has announced that it has received positive feedback from the EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommending the approval of upadacitinib (rinvoq) for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe crohn’s disease who have had an inadequate response, lost response or were intolerant to conventional therapies or biologic agents.
Life sciences giant Merck & Co has announced that it will appeal the EU's committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use’s (CHMP) decision to not recommend approval for its COVID-19 drug lagevrio.
Following the increase in respiratory infections, the continuing cost of living crisis and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Europe is planning countermeasures for further antibiotic shortages