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EU Agency Backs New Drugs From Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) And Takeda



3/21/2014 7:23:40 AM

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European regulators have recommended approval of new pills for hepatitis C and diabetes from Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly, together with Takeda's injectable drug for bowel disorders. The green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for J&J's Olysio, also known as simeprevir, follows U.S. approval for the hepatitis C treatment in November and adds an important new oral therapy for fighting the liver-destroying disease. Eli Lilly and its partner Boehringer Ingelheim received a recommendation for their diabetes medicine Jardiance, or empagliflozin, which failed to win U.S. approval this month because of manufacturing issues.

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