EMA Advisory Committee Extends Use of Amgen’s Cancer DrugBy
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion to extend the current indication for Amgen’s Kyprolis (carfilzomib) to include treatment in combination with dexamethasone alone for adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy.
The CHMP positive opinion will now be reviewed by the European Commission (EC) and if granted, the marketing authorization will be extended to include Kyprolis in combination with dexamethasone in the 28 member countries of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. The extended indication adopted by the CHMP is: Kyprolis in combination with either lenalidomide and dexamethasone or dexamethasone alone is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy.
The European Commission previously granted marketing authorization for Kyprolis in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy based in November 2015. The CHMP positive opinion follows the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a supplemental new drug application in January 2016.