Genzyme, a Sanofi company (SNY), and Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS), announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a negative opinion for its marketing authorization application for KYNAMRO for the treatment of patients with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. Genzyme plans to request a re-examination of the CHMP Opinion. An application for KYNAMRO is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In October, KYNAMRO received a positive vote by an FDA advisory panel that Genzyme had provided sufficient efficacy and safety data to support the marketing of KYNAMRO for the treatment of patients with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia.
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