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  • Novartis bags elusive US approval for cholesterol drug inclisiran

    At its second attempt, Novartis has won FDA approval for its cholesterol lowering drug inclisiran, which can reduce levels with just two injections a year. The FDA has approved the drug under the Leqvio trade name as an adjunct to maximum-dose statin drugs for people who need further LDL-cholesterol reduction to reach targets, a year […]

  • NICE backs NHS use of Novartis’ cholesterol drug Leqvio

    Novartis’ cholesterol-lowering drug Leqvio will be made available on the NHS in England and Wales, and could help to prevent up to 30,000 deaths, according to NICE. The PCSK9-targeting oligonucleotide – which is already available in Scotland – requires dosing just twice a year and has been approved by the health technology assessment (HTA) agency […]

  • Novartis Signs an Agreement with NHS to Commercialize Leqvio (inclisiran) for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

    Shots: The agreement follows the NICE recommendation to deliver Leqvio via a population health management approach for high-risk cardiovascular patients across England The NICE recommendation was based on Novartis’s ORION clinical research program including P- III trials ORION-9/10/11 evaluating the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of inclisiran in 3,600 patients with CVD which showed that the […]

  • Novartis tries to rescue stalled inclisiran filing with FDA

    Novartis has tried to get its marketing application for high cholesterol therapy inclisiran in the US back on track, after the FDA rejected it last year, by changing the factory that makes the drug. The US regulator issued Novartis with a complete response letter (CRL) for inclisiran in December, citing “unresolved facility inspection-related conditions” at […]

  • FDA rejects Novartis’ cholesterol drug after factory inspection issue

    Novartis’ cholesterol drug inclisiran has hit a speed bump with the FDA, which has rejected the potential blockbuster because a manufacturing facility has yet to be inspected. Matters appear to have been complicated by the pandemic and the travel disruption that it has caused, which is preventing an FDA team from visiting the plant in […]

  • Novartis’ big bet on inclisiran nears fruition, as CHMP backs drug

    Novartis’ near-$10 billion takeover of The Medicines Company last year was focused mainly on one asset – cholesterol-lowering drug inclisiran – and the Swiss pharma is now a step closer to getting a return on its investment. Inclisiran – now give the trade name Leqvio – has been recommended for approval by the CHMP as […]