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The Battle against AMR

Antimicrobials—including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitics—are medicines used to prevent and treat infections in humans, animals, and plants. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe …

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New drug approvals recommended by European Medicines Agency

Roche’s Phesgo (pertuzumab/trastuzumab) is one of the half dozen medicines that the European Medicines Agency’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended for approval at its November 2020 meeting. Phesgo has been endorsed as a treatment for early and metastatic breast cancer. Administered as a subcutaneous, fixed-dose combination of pertuzumab and …

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Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in 2019

Roche: With a turnover of $53 billion, Swiss company Roche is the biggest pharmaceutical company in the world. The company is at the forefront of oncology, immunology, neuroscience, ophthalmology, and infectious diseases. Its biggest products are Ocrevus (for multiple sclerosis), Hemlibra (for haemophilia A), Tecentriq (for urothelial carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, …

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