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Four drugs recommended for approval by CHMP at April meeting

A total of 29 drugs have been recommended for approval in the EU so far in 2022, after four drugs were added to the mix during this month’s meeting of the CHMP, the EMA’s expert committee.

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At its meeting in April, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) expert committee, the CHMP, has given a positive opinion on four drugs for European use, and has recommended extensions to the indications of an additional seven medicines.

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has given its regulatory thumbs-up to British firm Amryt Pharmaceuticals, which was seeking the committee’s approval for drug Filsuvez (birch bark extract) for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa, a group of rare diseases that cause blistering skin and can be fatal in the most severe cases.

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