Valneva said on April 25 that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) had asked for more data on the company’s COVID-19 vaccine, precipitating a sharp fall in the French drugmaker’s shares.

Takeda

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (AMDAC) voted unanimously to recommend use of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited’s maribavir (TAK-620) for the treatment of refractory cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease withgenotypic resistance to ganciclovir, valganciclovir, foscarnet or cidofovir in transplant recipients.

The European medicines watchdog recommended approving AstraZeneca’s treatments for a form of heart failure and a lung disorder, the British drugmaker said.

Swiss drugmaker Novartis grabbed a key European panel’s recommendation for Leqvio, clearing the way for the prospective cholesterol drug’s approval in the next couple of months.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended approval for Lynparza in patients with a form of prostate cancer and as a first-line maintenance treatment for a form of advanced ovarian cancer, the British drugmaker AstraZeneca said.

A panel of the European Medicines Agency recommended approving GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental treatment for a common form of blood cancer, days after a similar nod from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel.

Swiss drugmaker Novartis won a key European recommendation for the company’s gene therapy Zolgensma against spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), clearing a hurdle for $2.1 million per patient treatment for approval in Europe within months.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s lung cancer drug Alunbrig received the recommendation of a European Union panel, more than a year after winning U.S. regulatory approval.

A European Medicines Agency panel recommended approval of Spark Therapeutics’ gene therapy Luxturna for blindness, a move that also boosts Swiss drugmaker Novartis that bought the rights to one of the world’s costliest treatments outside the United States.

Bristol-Myers Squibb was told by European regulators that they will recommend against approving the company’s drugs Opdivo and Yervoy to treat first-line renal cancer.