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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Novel hypercholesterolemia drugs move toward FDA decisions

Tweet  Mid-October 2012 was a busy time for the FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee. On October 17, 2012, the panel voted 13-2 to recommend approval of Aegerion’s lomitapide for treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. The next day, October 18, 2012, the same panel voted 9-6 to recommend approval of Isis/Sanofi/Genzyme’s mipomersen for the…

uniQure’s Glybera becomes the first gene therapy approved in a regulated market

Tweet  On October 11, 2012 we published an article entitled “Is gene therapy emerging from technological prematurity?” on the Biopharmconsortium Blog. The centerpiece of that article was the July 20, 2012 ruling by the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) that recommended marketing uniQure’s Glybera. Glybera (alipogene tiparvovec) is a…