logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Novartis To Add Warning On Blood Pressure Drug Rasilez On CHMP Recommendation

Novartis AG (NVS) Friday reported the conclusion of a risk-benefit review of its high blood pressure drug Rasilez by the European Medicines Agency's, or EMA's, Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, or CHMP. The Committee recommended that the product information for Rasilez in the EU should warn against use by patients who are also taking an ACE inhibitor or an ARB.

The review, which followed Novartis's decision to terminate its ALTITUDE study in the wake of a high incidence of adverse events, found that patients who have diabetes or mild-to-moderate renal impairment should consult a physician before using a combination product containing aliskiren, for which Rasilez is the trade name. The update also applies to other aliskiren products such as Sprimeo, Riprazo and Rasilamlo.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Alteryx, Inc., a provider of self-service data analytics software, is the latest tech company to go public in March. Alteryx said it has priced its IPO of 9 million shares of its Class A common stock at $14 per share, at the top end of its range of $12 to $14 per share. Dunkin' Donuts is bidding adieu to one of its frozen coffee beverages this summer. However, loyal fans of the decades-old menu staple have not taken kindly to the news. The coffee chain said it will discontinue its popular Coffee Coolatta beverage this summer and instead, introduce the new Frozen Dunkin' Coffee, made with coffee extract, sugar and milk. Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. said it will cut about 1,000 jobs, or six percent of its workforce, following the completion of its acquisition of Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. The job cuts will take place across the merged company.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT