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Denmark reassesses rejection of Novartis cancer combination to include more exceptions

The Danish Medicines Council has re-evaluated a combination treatment application from Novartis that it rejected in 2018. The answer is still no, but there are now more exceptions attached.

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Members of the Danish Medicines Council have said no to an application from Novartis, which was hoping to see drugs Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) approved as a as standard combination treatment for stage III melanoma with the BRAF V600 mutation, the council reports on its website.

The original filing is dated Sep. 20, 2018, and the council adopted its final opinion few months later. Back then, the council did not recommend the combination treatment, but has now cracked the door open slightly.

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