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Study: Investigational AstraZeneca vaccine prevents COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL -- Results from a large clinical trial in the United States and South America indicate that AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, AZD1222, is well-tolerated and protects against symptomatic COVID-19 disease, including severe disease or hospitalization.…

AstraZeneca’s Calquence approved in the EU for the treatment of most common type of leukaemia in adults

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The FINANCIAL —  AstraZeneca’s Calquence (acalabrutinib), a next-generation selective Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, has been approved in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), the most common type of leukaemia in adults. The approval by the European Commission was based on positive results from two Phase III…

FDA approved AstraZeneca’s Brilinta to reduce the risk of stroke

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The FINANCIAL — AstraZeneca’s Brilinta (ticagrelor) has been approved in the US to reduce the risk of stroke, a leading cause of disability and death worldwide, in patients with acute ischemic stroke (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score ≤5) or high-risk transient ischaemic attack (TIA). The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was based…

EU approved AstraZeneca’s Forxiga for heart failure

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The FINANCIAL — AstraZeneca’s Forxiga (dapagliflozin) has been approved in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in adults with and without type-2 diabetes (T2D). Heart failure (HF) is a life-threatening chronic disease that prevents the heart from pumping sufficient levels of blood around the body. It…

AstraZeneca to sell commercial rights to Atacand in more than 70 countries to Cheplapharm

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The FINANCIAL — AstraZeneca has agreed to sell the commercial rights to Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) and Atacand Plus (a fixed-dose combination of candesartan cilexetil and hydrochlorothiazide) in around 70 countries globally to Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH (Cheplapharm). Atacand is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of heart failure (HF) and hypertension. Atacand Plus is approved for the treatment of hypertension. Ruud Dobber, Executive…

CHMP recommended approving Forxiga for heart failure treatment

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The FINANCIAL — AstraZeneca’s Forxiga (dapagliflozin) has been recommended for an indication extension of its marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in adults with and without type-2 diabetes (T2D). Heart failure (HF) is a life-threatening chronic disease in which the heart cannot pump…

AstraZeneca’s Trixeo Aerosphere recommended for approval in the EU

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The FINANCIAL — AstraZeneca’s Trixeo Aerosphere (formoterol fumarate/glycopyrronium bromide/budesonide) has been recommended for marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) for maintenance treatment in adult patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are not adequately treated by a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA), or a combination of a…

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial pauses after volunteer falls ill

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The FINANCIAL — The outcome of vaccine trials is being closely watched around the world. Pharmaceutical company AstaZeneca said Tuesday that it had paused global trials of its coronavirus vaccine in America as it is investigating one of the volunteers in United Kingdom who had a serious side effect – unexplained illness. It’s a standard precaution…