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CHMP recommends nine new drugs, rejects one

Roche and Biogen are among the companies that have received recommendation for approval from the European Medicines Agency's committee (CHMP) at its September meeting. One Pfizer drug was the sole candidate to be rejected.

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Pfizer's medicine candidate tanezumab is the only new medicine that the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CMPH) is refusing to approve. This is clear from the highlights publicized after the committee's September meeting.

Tanezumab, also known as Raylumis, was intended as a treatment for pains associated with osteoarthritis, a form of arthritis, and is currently being evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however in March of this year, an FDA advisory committee also voted against a recommendation of approval – 19 people against one.

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