EU approves Roche's Cotellic in combo therapy against skin cancer

November 25, 2015 2:51 PM

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ZURICH Nov 25 The European Union gave its green light to Roche's Cotellic for use in combination with the drug Zelboraf against advanced melanoma, the company said on Wednesday.

Roche is counting on Cotellic to help it revive flagging sales of five-year-old Zelboraf, which dropped 25 percent during the first nine months of 2015. It has been under intense pressure from rivals' drugs as the standard of care moves to combination therapy.

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