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Erbitux gets final rejection in EU for lung cancer

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Merck KGaA's Erbitux (cetuximab) has suffered its final rejection for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the EU, following a failed appeal over a negative opinion issued by the CHMP for this major indication in July. Merck KGaA said it was "disappointed that NSCLC patients in Europe will not get to benefit from Erbitux".

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