Europe launched a cross-border vaccination program of unprecedented scale on Dec. 27 as part of efforts to end the Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.7 million lives around the world.
The European Commission approved Aimmune Therapeutics Inc.’s Palforzia for the treatment of peanut allergy.
Sanofi and Regeneron’s Dupixent product won approval from the European Commission to treat children aged 6-11 years suffering from severe atopic dermatitis, often known as eczema.
The European Commission wants to make it easier for patients to access cheaper generic medicines, a draft EU document seen by Reuters shows, in a move that could cut the revenues of big pharmaceutical firms.
Moderna will charge governments between $25 and $37 per dose of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel told German weekly Welt am Sonntag (WamS).
Gilead’s remdesivir should not be used for patients hospitalized with Covid-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organization panel said.
The European medicines watchdog recommended approving AstraZeneca’s treatments for a form of heart failure and a lung disorder, the British drugmaker said.
The European Commission urged member nations to step up preparations against the new surge of coronavirus infections and recommended common measures to roll out vaccines should they become available.
The European Union agreed to pay more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to Gilead for a six-month supply of the company’s antiviral drug remdesivir, shortly before the publication of final results for the largest trial of the Covid-19 medication.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the expansion of Amgen’s Kyprolis (carfilzomib) U.S. prescribing information to include the product’s use in combination with Darzalex (daratumumab) plus dexamethasone (DKd) in two dosing regimens – once weekly and twice weekly – for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received one to three previous lines of therapy.