Novartis: approval in paediatric psoriasis
(CercleFinance.com) - Novartis has announced that the European Commission has approved its Cosentyx (secukinumab) for routine first-line treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in children and teenagers from six years to 18 years old.
This approval is based on two international Phase III studies that showed a high efficacy of Cosentyx for a rapid improvement of skin symptoms and the quality of life, with a favourable safety profile up to 52 weeks.
Moderate-to-severe psoriasis affects over 350,000 children worldwide. The Swiss pharmaceutical company has applied for the same approval in several other countries including Australia, Canada, Japan and the US.
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