Tocilizumab (RoActemra) for Adults with Systemic Sclerosis – Second Line
There is currently no cure for systemic sclerosis and treatment options focus on the management of symptoms. Tocilizumab is intended for the treatment of systemic sclerosis in adults. It is currently in development and early research indicates that it is able to target the key mechanisms thought to be responsible for the disease. If licensed, …
Neridronic Acid (Nerixia) for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Currently there are no approved treatments for CRPS. Neridronic acid administered by injection is currently being developed to treat CRPS and early results indicate that it has the possibility to control the condition. If approved neridronic acid will be a potential new treatment for CRPS.
ALXN 1210 for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria – First Line
ALXN1210 is an antibody under development that prevents the destruction of red blood cells (RBCs). The drug is administered by intravenous injection that requires fewer dosing regimen compared to current treatment option. If ALXN1210 is licensed for use in the UK, it could represent an additional treatment option for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria.
Lenalidomide (Revlimid) for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma – First Line
Lenalidomide in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone is being developed for the treatment of adult patients with MM. While each of these drugs are already approved for treating a range of malignant blood diseases, the combination of the three drugs has shown significant potential particularly for the treatment of newly diagnosed MM. If approved, it …
Ponesimod for Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Ponesimod is a drug which works by blocking the signals which allow the body’s immune cells to travel to and damage the nerve cells. By preventing the immune cells from damaging the nerves, it is thought this drug will stop the damage which causes MS ‘relapses’. In clinical trials it has been shown that ponesimod …
IMCgp100 for the Treatment of Advanced or Metastatic Uveal Melanoma
There are currently few effective treatments available for advanced or metastatic uveal melanoma, including surgery to remove the cancer, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. IMCgp100 is a drug under development that would enable the body’s own immune system to recognise and specifically target and kill cancer cells.