Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global leader in rare diseases, today announced that the European Commission (EC) granted Marketing Authorization for lyophilized ONCASPAR (pegaspargase), as a component of antineoplastic combination therapy in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in pediatric patients from birth to 18 years, and in adult patients.1 The approval – which authorizes Shire to market lyophilized ONCASPAR in the 28 member states of the European Union (EU), as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – follows a positive opinion adopted by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on October 12.
Antineoplastic or anticancer drugs, affect the process of cell division i.e. are antiproliferative. They damage the DNA and initiate apoptosis, preventing the development and spread of neoplastic cells. Commonly used antineoplastic drugs can be divided into the following six categories: alkylating agents, anti-metabolites, anticancerous, antibiaties, aminoglutethimide and others. Today, Ddu, the leading global pharmaceutical & medical device B2B online platform, shares China’s Import and Export Report of Antineoplastic Drugs with you. General situation of global market of antineoplastic drugs According to the IMS’s latest report, “Global Oncology Trends 2017” showed that in 2016 the global market sales of antineoplastic drugs were 89.6 billion USD and 85 billion USD in 2015. Over the past five years, the global market of antineoplastic drugs has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% and is expected to exceed 147 billion USD by 2021. As indicated on the chart, the United States, the European Union and Japan are still the driving ...
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