Novartis & Bristol-Myers Squibb to collaborate on cancer treatments

Novartis has entered a clinical research collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb to investigate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of Mekinist in combination with Opdivo and Opdivo + Yervoy regimen. The cancer treatments are being used as a potential option for metastatic colorectal cancer in patients with microsatellite stable tumours where the tumours are proficient in mismatch

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Scotland first UK nation to routinely offer HIV PrEP along with Psoriasis, MS and CLL treatments

Scotland is set to become the first UK nation to routinely offer HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis to eligible patients after the Scottish Medicines Consortium backed the use of Gilead’s Truvada along with four other new therapies to be funded by the NHS. In clinical trials Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil) was revealed to cut the relative risk of

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GW Pharmaceuticals gains orphan status for rare epilepsy cannabinoid Epidiolex

UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals’ cannabinoid Epidiolex has been awarded Orphan status by European regulators as treatment for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), a rare and severe form of childhood-onset epilepsy. The approval follows data from two late-stage trials that showed when Epidiolex was added as an adjunct to patients’ current treatment, there was a significant reduction in the

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