Sandoz Launches Generic Gefitinib for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in 13 European Countries

Sandoz Launches Generic Gefitinib for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in 13 European Countries

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  • The launch of generic oncology therapy Gefitinib will follow the loss of market exclusivity of the reference product with the already expired patent protection
  • The Gefitinib is listed in national essential medicines for cancer, indicated to treat LA or m-NSCLC with activating mutations of EGFR-TK and will be available in 13 EU countries with its expected availability in other countries
  • Gefitinib (qd) is a non-CT therapy, recommended by ESMO as 1L therapy for EGFR-activating mutation metastatic NSCLC and has received European regulatory approval for the generic molecule in July’18

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