CHMP And FDA Diverge On Mipomersen And Rivaroxaban

The US FDA and Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) have taken opposite views of two important and controversial new cardiovascular drugs. Although earlier this month the FDA rejected— for the second time– an ACS indication for the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban (Xarelto), CHMP announced today that it had adopted a positive opinion for the same indication. In contrast, although the FDA recently approved the new cholesterol-lowering agent mipomersen (Kynamro, Isis and Genzyme), CHMP, after reviewing its previous negative position, reaffirmed today that it would not recommend approval of the drug in Europe.

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