Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use

Novartis receives approval in the EU for Cosentyx label update

Friday, July 7, 2017

Novartis has announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has approved a label update for Cosentyx® (secukinumab), the first interleukin-17A (IL-17A) approved to treat psoriasis. The label update includes 52 week data from the CLEAR study demonstrating the long-term superiority of Cosentyx versus Stelara® *(ustekinumab) in psoriasis [1],[2]. The updated label also includes use of Cosentyx to treat moderate-to-severe scalp psoriasis[1] – one of the most difficult-to-treat forms of psoriasis[3], which affects approximately 60 million people worldwide[4],[5]. The updated label is based on the proven efficacy and consistent safety profile of Cosentyx[1].

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