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  1. New Parkinson's therapy approved by the FDA

    Kyowa Hakko Kirin's Parkinson's therapy, Nourianz (istradefylline), gains FDA approval as an add-on to levodopa/carbidopa.

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  2. China approves edaravone for ALS

    Radicut/Radicava (edaravone), shown to slow the progression of ALS, is now approved for patients in China.

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  3. SMC rejects two cystic fibrosis drugs

    Orkambi and Symkevi have been rejected by the Scotland Medicines Consortium (SMC) due to their conclusion that the costs outweigh the benefits.

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  4. EMA recommends approval of Vitrakvi (larotrectinib)

    Vitrakvi (larotrectinib) recommended by the CHMP for approval in the EU.

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  5. MN-166 (ibudilast) to enter phase III clinical trials for progressive MS

    MN-166 (ibudilast) will be part of the Phase III clinical trial on progressive multiple sclerosis subjects with secondary progressive MS without relapses. 

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  6. Libtayo (cemiplimab): The only EU approved treatment for advanced CSCC

    New skin cancer medicine now approved in the EU for adults with metastatic or locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

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  7. Phase 2 study: Ibudilast's effects in progressive MS

    Phase 2 clinical trial shows that ibudilast is linked to a 48% slowing in the progression of brain atrophy compared to placebo for patients with progressive MS.

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  8. Vyndaqel (tafamidis): Amyloidosis treatment approved by the FDA

    Vyndaqel (tafamidis) is now approved in the U.S. after study showed increased survivorship rate and reduced hospital time due to heart related problems.

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  9. FDA gives go-ahead for MN166 (ibudilast) to begin phase 2b/3 clinical trials

    Approval for next phase of clinical trials puts ALS patients one step closer to accessing new treatment shown to slow disease progression.

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  10. Kalydeco (ivacaftor) now approved in Canada for children aged 1-2

    Based on promising results from phase III clinical trials, Health Canada has decided to extend the use of Kalydeco (ivacaftor) to include children aged 1 to 2 years. 

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