EMA to review Marketing Authorisation of GW Pharma’s cannibidiol

EMA has accepted GW Pharmaceuticals’ request to review the MMA (Marketing Authorisation Application) of Epidiolex, or cannibidiol. The treatment is currently used on patients who suffer from seizures linked to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. GW Pharmaceuticals first submitted Epidiolex for review in December 2017. The successful filing of the MAA of the drug follows

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New US study data suggests exercise could increase lifespan after treatment for breast cancer

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, explains how aerobic and resistance exercise can increase life expectancy for patients who have successfully completed breast cancer treatment. According to National Cancer Institute estimates, in 2017 there were approximately 252,710 new diagnoses of breast cancer in the United States.

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NICE recommend Eisai’s lenvatinib for treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma

Eisai announced that NICE has given a positive recommendation for the use of lenvatinib in combination with everolimus to treat adults with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) following one prior vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted therapy, if their Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status score is 0 or 1. The company also provides lenvatinib

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NICE disapproves Roche’s giant cell arteritis treatment, Roactemra, for use on the NHS

It is starting to look highly unlikely that patients with giant cell arteritis will gain NHS access to Roche’s Roactemra, due to the drug being turned down by cost regulators in draft guidelines. NICE’s appraisal committee has emphasised “substantial uncertainties” in the evidence on how long patients would have to take the treatment and what

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