5:23 PM
May 02, 2013
 |  BC Extra  |  Company News

G-BA issues three benefit assessments

Germany's Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) issued final assessments for three drugs on Thursday. G-BA said Xalkori crizotinib from Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has "significant" additional benefit over docetaxel or pemetrexed-containing chemotherapy in patients with previously treated, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are anaplastic lymphoma kinase ( ALK)-positive -- Xalkori's approved indication. In a February preliminary assessment, the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare (IQWiG) said the drug had "no additional benefit" over comparators in the...

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