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Vittorio Bertele
Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research
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To review the marketing authorization of biosimilars and provide a critical analysis of the pivotal trials supporting their approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). EMA website to identify the biosimilars approved up to July 2019 and the European Public Assessment Report for information on pivotal trial design, duration, intervention and control, primary outcome, data on immunogenicity, and comparability margins. The EMA has approved 55 biosimilars (62% in 2017–2019) of 16 biologic produ...
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#1Vittorio BerteleH-Index: 19
#2Rita BanziH-Index: 15
Last.Silvio GarattiniH-Index: 2
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Background New direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) approved for the treatment of patients infected by Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are well tolerated and increase sustained virological response (SVR) rate. We summarize current evidence on the efficacy and safety from comparative randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of DAAs. Methods We systematically searched MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, CENTRAL, and Lilacs as well as a list of reference literature. We included RCTs comparing DAAs with placebo or active ...
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BackgroundThe aim of our study was to evaluate whether treatments for peripheral artery disease changed in two different cohorts identified in 2002 and 2008, and whether this had an impact on mortality and major clinical outcomes after six years of follow-up.MethodsUsing administrative health databases of the largest region in Northern Italy, we identified patients admitted to hospital for peripheral artery disease in 2002 and 2008. Both cohorts were followed for six years. All cause death, acut...
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Abstract Background Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a life-threatening rare disease. Between 2001 and 2016 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved nine drugs to treat PAH. Considering the poor prognosis of patients with PAH it would be useful to understand whether the approved therapies can change the natural history of the disease. We assessed the therapeutic value and the quality of the evidence on medicines that have been authorized by the EMA in the 2000s. Methods Information a...
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#1Chiara GerardiH-Index: 5
#2Vittorio BerteleH-Index: 19
Last.Rita BanziH-Index: 15
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Objective To review the evidence supporting the European Union marketing authorization of drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) and assess how far postmarketing research addresses information gaps at the time of approval. Methods Through its database, we identified drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency and gathered data on pivotal trials from the European Public Assessment Reports and corresponding publications. We searched Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, and trial registries for postma...
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