A family laugh together in the shade of a tree on a sunny day

Today is World Asthma Day, when people across the asthma community come together to raise awareness of the challenges being faced by millions of people living with asthma, their families, friends and caregivers. Asthma is a common condition, affecting approximately …

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, concern has grown over the potential neglect of other serious diseases. Multiple sclerosis (MS), for example, is a condition for which timely diagnosis, early treatment and the development of innovative therapies are particularly important for reducing the disabling progress of the disease. MS is the most common auto immune disorder to affect the central nervous system – that is, the brain and spinal cord. In many patients, the symptoms cause serious distress, increasingly diminishing their quality of life as their disability worsens. The average age of onset …

“I’m not letting you leave my office with that on your back.”

Jordan remembers her dermatologist’s words at the appointment that changed her life. At just 20 years old, she was diagnosed with advanced, stage III melanoma. 

“Why me? I was too young to get skin cancer,” she remembers thinking. “I felt that I had done everything I could to limit my risk of skin cancer.”

But Jordan soon learned that while skin protection is important, skin cancer and melanoma can’t always be prevented.

Melanoma is the most serious and life-threatening type of skin cancer, but it is …

  • Sandoz to begin enrolling patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration in MYLIGHT Phase lll confirmatory efficacy and safety study1
  • Neovascular age-related macular degeneration accounts for 10% of age-related macular degeneration cases, but is responsible for 90% of AMD-related blindness2
  • With eight marketed biosimilar medicines globally and 15+ molecules in pipeline, Sandoz is investing in future of biosimilars for patients and healthcare systems

  • In KESTREL and KITE, Beovu (brolucizumab) 6 mg met the primary endpoints of non-inferiority in change in best corrected visual acuity from baseline versus aflibercept 2 mg at year one in diabetic macular edema (DME) patients1

  • More patients treated with Beovu 6 mg experienced fluid (IRF/SRF) resolution at week 32 and week 52 versus aflibercept; fluid is a key marker of disease activity in DME1

  • Beovu demonstrated an overall well-tolerated safety profile in KESTREL and KITE

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  • Q1 net sales declined -2% (cc¹, +1% USD), due to prior year COVID-19 related forward purchasing (approximately USD 0.4 billion)
    • Pharmaceuticals BU in line with prior year (0% cc, +4% USD) with continued strong growth from Entresto (+34% cc), Zolgensma (+81% cc), and Cosentyx (+11% cc). Kesimpta sales reached USD 50 million
    • Oncology BU grew +1% (cc, +4% USD) driven by Kymriah (+55% cc), Promacta/Revolade (+13% cc), Kisqali (+19% cc) and Jakavi (+8% cc). …

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of robust health systems to respond to disease outbreaks and to control other deadly diseases such as malaria. On World Malaria Day, April 25, we are calling on the global health community to continue to uphold progress and commitments made in the fight to end malaria.

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  • SMART study to extend data beyond patient population studied in clinical trials
  • New clinical study to evaluate safety and efficacy of Zolgensma in children up to 21 kg, adding to real-world experience and regulatory approvals in Europe and Canada

Basel, April 23, 2021 — Novartis today announced plans to initiate SMART, a Phase 3b clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Zolgensma® (onasemnogene abeparvovec) in young children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) weighing ≥ 8.5 kg and ≤ 21 kg …

  • Kesimpta reduced the risk of disability progression independent of relapse activity (PIRA) by up to almost 60% vs first-line teriflunomide in a subgroup of newly diagnosed, treatment-naïve patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) according to new post hoc data from the Phase III ASCLEPIOS trials, further supporting Kesimpta as a first-choice treatment option for adults with RMS1

  • More than 50% of confirmed disability worsening events in newly diagnosed, treatment-naïve RMS patients were PIRA, an emerging endpoint …