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Novartis Resolves Legacy FCPA Investigations

Novartis has reached settlements with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) resolving all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations into historical conduct by the Company and its subsidiaries. As part of the settlements, Novartis and certain of its current and former subsidiaries will pay USD 233.9 million to the DOJ and USD 112.8 million to the SEC.

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Novartis Phase IIIb ARGON study meets primary endpoint in a comparison of Enerzair® Breezhaler® (QVM149) versus a free combination of two existing inhaled treatments in uncontrolled asthma

Once-daily Enerzair® Breezhaler® (QVM149; IND/GLY/MF) met primary endpoint, demonstrating non-inferiority to a free combination of twice-daily Sal/Flu plus once-daily tiotropium (Tio), in improving quality of life in people with uncontrolled asthma

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Novartis provides update on FDA review of ofatumumab, a self-administered, targeted B-cell therapy for patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis

Novartis has gotten extension from FDA for its review of the Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for ofatumumab (OMB 157), a self-administered, targeted B-cell therapy for patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis. Regulatory action is now expected in September 2020.

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Novartis data highlight benefit of early treatment initiation in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)

Data from Phase III EXPAND trial, continue to build on existing clinical evidence that Mayzent has significant impact on reducing the risk of disease progression, including physical disability and cognitive decline for patients with SPMS.

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Novartis picks up with Phase 3 testing hydroxycholoquine on COVID-19 disease patients

Novartis has reached an agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to proceed with a Phase III clinical trial with approximately 440 patients to evaluate the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 disease. The clinical trial drug supply will be provided by Sandoz, the generics and biosimilars division of Novartis.

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Novartis, Incyte test using Jakavi for respiratory problems in COVID-19 patients

Novartis said on Thursday it aims to start a Phase III clinical trial in collaboration with Incyte to evaluate the use of Jakavi (ruxolitinib) for the treatment of a type of severe immune overreaction called cytokine storm that can lead to life-threatening respiratory complications in patients with COVID-19.

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Novartis’ clinical trial of inhaled dual combination QMF149 for patients with asthma, meets primary endpoint

Novartis Phase III Palladium clinical trial has met the primary endpoing, as it showed that QMF149, a once-daily fixed-dose combination of indacaterol acetate and mometasone furoate (IND/MF) in development, was superior to mometasone furoate (MF) at medium and high doses in improving lung function.

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