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CHMP recommends approval of LY CoV555 and LY CoV555 + LY CoV016 in COVID-19.- Eli illy

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Published:6th Mar 2021
Eli Lilly announced that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive scientific opinion for LY CoV555 (bamlanivimab) alone and bamlanivimab administered together with LY CoV016 (etesevimab). The opinion advises bamlanivimab alone and bamlanivimab administered together with etesevimab can be used for the treatment of confirmed COVID-19 in patients aged 12 years and older that do not require supplemental oxygen for COVID-19 and who are at high risk of progressing to severe COVID-19. The CHMP scientific opinion under Article 5.3 of regulation 726/2004 provides a harmonized, EU-level opinion on the efficacy, quality, and safety of the antibodies. The opinion can now be considered by the EU member states when making decisions on the use of the therapies at a national level before a formal marketing authorization is issued.To support the opinion, the EMA reviewed Phase II and Phase III results from Lilly's BLAZE-1 trial. Results from BLAZE-1 demonstrated bamlanivimab alone reduced viral load and symptoms and also reduced COVID-19 hospitalizations by approximately 70 percent, and bamlanivimab and etesevimab together reduced the risk of COVID-19 hospitalizations and death by 70 percent in non-hospitalized high-risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
Condition: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Infection
Type: drug

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