EU backs AstraZeneca’s drug for prevention of infant RSV

Sept 16 (Reuters) – AstraZeneca (AZN.L) said on Friday its drug for preventing infant RSV, Beyfortus (nirsevimab), was recommended for approval in the European Union by a European Medicines Agency committee.

The drugmaker also said if Beyfortus is approved, it would become the first protective option for newborn and infant population against RSV lower respiratory tract disease.

Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V

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Source: Reuters