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Gedeon Richter’s uterine fibroid drug, Esmya (ulipristal acetate), is expected to be the subject of a safety recommendation by the EMA’s pharmacovigilance committee this week.
Greater Acceptance Of Extrapolation & Switching Boosts Biosimilars But Barriers Remain, Says Sandoz Exec
The biosimilars market is being boosted as physicians become more accepting of biosimilar switching and more willing to prescribe biosimilars on the basis of extrapolation of indications,. However, barriers – including misinformation – remain, as Carol Lynch, president of Sandoz US and chair of the biosimilar medicines group at Medicines for Europe, tells the Pink Sheet.
Seven new drugs were approved in the EU in the March-April period this year: TiGenix/Takeda's Alofisel, BioCryst's Alpivab, Chiesi's Lamzede, AstraZeneca's Lokelma, Pfizer's Mylotarg, GSK's Shingrix and MSD's Steglatro.