UPDATE 1-EU agency recommends new drugs from Roche, Biogen and PTC

May 23, 2014 12:45 PM

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LONDON May 23 (Reuters) - European regulators said on Friday they had recommended approval of Roche's drug Gazyvaro, or obinutuzumab, for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, boosting the Swiss group's line-up of new cancer treatments.

The new medicine is an improved follow-on medicine to Roche's $7 billion-a-year Rituxan, or MabThera, and Roche is hoping to switch as many patients as possible to the newer product before Rituxan faces competition from cheaper copies.

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