Puma's Neratinib Gets CHMP Turnaround But Slow EU Uptake Expected
Puma Biotech has proven to be the cat with nine lives after its HER2+ breast cancer treatment neratinib received a u-turn from CHMP, granting it a positive trend vote. But even if final marketing approval is granted this year, European prospects don’t necessarily follow.
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