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CHMP recommends approval of Novo Nordisk's hemophilia drug for postpartum bleeding

The European Medicines Agency expert committee, the CHMP, has recommended that the indication for Novo Nordisk’s hemophilia drug Novoseven is extended to include women suffering from severe hemorrhaging after giving birth.

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On Friday, Novo Nordisk has announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) expert committee, the CHMP, has adopted a positive opinion of Novoseven as a treatment for severe postpartum hemorrhage, a company press release reports.

Heavy bleeding after birth is a leading cause of death in new mothers, Novo reports, and Novoseven’s indication will be extended to include cases ”when medications used to induce uterine contractions and reduce bleeding (uterotonics) are insufficient to stop the bleeding.”

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