Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) has written to the Chair of the Committee for Human Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) within the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to provide the patient viewpoint on the importance of plitidepsin (Aplidin®) for relapsed and refractory myeloma patients across Europe. We have outlined how important it is for patients across Europe to gain access to effective drugs that have new mechanisms of action.
Melphalan (Alkeran®), a chemotherapy drug commonly used in myeloma, was not available in several European countries towards the end of 2016. Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) became aware of the situation following reports from our members that it was impacting negatively on myeloma patients in their countries. We conducted a survey to explore the issue further, the results of which you can see here.
European Commission (EC) extends approval for daratumumab to include myeloma patients who have received at least one prior therapy
European Commission (EC) has granted approval daratumumab for use in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of adult patients with myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy.
Delays in access to new cancer medicines and unjustifiable price rises for old ones disadvantage patients unnecessarily
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Cancer patients are living longer and in many cases the disease is becoming chronic rather than acute. Access to drugs that help extend life and improve quality of life, and fair prices for those drugs are therefore essential for more and more people. But patients are badly served in this respect, with delays in the availability of new treatments and incomprehensible price rises for well-established therapies, including generics, according to the data…
Based on the findings of the European Atlas of Access to Myeloma Treatment, Myeloma Patients Europe’s Atlas Coaching Programme is an opportunity for MPE members to identify priorities and build successful advocacy strategies to improve access to myeloma treatments in every country in Europe.
Ixazomib (Ninlaro®) has received a positive recommendation from the Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) within the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its use in relapsed myeloma patients. The decision follows an initial negative CHMP recommendation that was appealed by the pharmaceutical company, Takeda.
Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE), in close collaboration with Myeloma UK, and along with almost 30 member and non-member associations across Europe, has submitted a letter to the Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) within the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to encourage them to reconsider the negative recommendation for ixazomib, and provide information to the appeal of their decision on ixazomib.
Ixazomib (Ninlaro) has received a negative recommendation from the Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) within the European Medicines Agency. The CHMP is responsible for developing recommendations for the European Commission on new medicines going through the European marketing authorisation process. It assesses and makes recommendations on whether a drug is safe and effective enough to be granted a marketing authorisation for use across the European Union. Usually the European Commission follows the advice of…
Darzalex® (daratumumab) has today been granted marketing authorisation by the European Commission for use across the European Union. It is specifically indicated for use as a monotherapy (i.e. a treatment which can be given on its own) in relapsed and refractory myeloma patients who have previously been treated with: