Erbitux: Withdrawal of the application to change the marketing authorisation



On 17 September 2012, Merck KGaA officially notified the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) that it wishes to withdraw its application for a change to the marketing authorisation for Erbitux, to extend its use in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer.

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    Questions and answers on the withdrawal of the application for a change to the marketing authorisation for Erbitux (cetuximab) (PDF/50.95 KB)

    First published: 12/10/2012
    Last updated: 12/10/2012

  • Key facts

    Product number
    Date of issue of market authorisation valid throughout the European Union (if applicable)
    International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
    • cetuximab
    Active substance
    • cetuximab
    Date of withdrawal
    Company making the application
    Merck Europe B.V. 
    Withdrawal type

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    Related information on withdrawals

    The question-and-answer (Q&A) document provides a summary of the CHMP's evaluation of the application at the time of the withdrawal, and includes a link to the company's formal withdrawal letter.

    An assessment report is published when the application is withdrawn after the first stage of the CHMP's evaluation is completed ('day 90').

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