Class 1 recommendation for Brilinta in the US
This article was originally published in Scrip
Four months after gaining US approval of its oral antiplatelet medicine, Brilinta (ticagrelor), AstraZeneca has received further endorsement of the drug with a recommendation for it to be used in the management of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) under revised treatment guidelines.
You may also be interested in...
Danish firm Topotarget said it was 'very confident' that it will be able to raise its first milestone from partner, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, by the third quarter as it reported that final top-line data confirm that the primary endpoint was met in the Phase II BELIEF trial investigating an intravenous formulation of the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, belinostat, for peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL).
AstraZeneca's Caprelsa (vandetanib) has become the first treatment to be approved for advanced medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in Europe after being granted marketing authorisation by the European Commission.
Despite reporting positive weight loss data from the third of four Phase IIIa trials from the SCALE program investigating liraglutide (Victoza) for obesity Novo Nordisk has failed to dazzle analysts who have questioned the commercial potential of the drug in this arena.