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Novartis receives EU approval for Cosentyx label update
July 6, 2017 / 5:37 AM / a month ago

Novartis receives EU approval for Cosentyx label update

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, January 25, 2017.Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has approved a label update for Cosentyx (secukinumab), the first interleukin-17A (IL-17A) approved to treat psoriasis.

The label update includes 52 week data from the CLEAR study demonstrating the long-term superiority of Cosentyx versus Stelara (ustekinumab) in psoriasis, a common, non-contagious, auto-immune disease, the Swiss pharmaceutials company said on Thursday.

Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz

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