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CHMP delivers negative opinion on duloxetine in fibromyalgia

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Executive Summary

The EU's CHMPhas adopted a negative opinion on extending the indications forLilly/Boehringer Ingelheim's antidepressant duloxetine (Cymbalta/Xeristar) 30mg and 60mg tablets to include the treatment of fibromyalgia. In contrast the US FDA approved the additional indication in June (Scrip Online, June 17th, 2008).


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