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Merck KGaA to appeal recommendation on cladribine

October 12, 2010 12:53 AM UTC

Merck KGaA (Xetra:MRK) said it notified the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of its intention to request a re-examination of a recommendation last month against approval of cladribine tablets for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). In its opinion, EMA's CHMP expressed concern about an increased number of cancer cases in patients treated with the product, which the committee said may indicate an increased risk of cancer over time and with increasing doses. The company has 60 days from receipt of CHMP's opinion to provide the agency with detailed grounds for re-examination. ...