Tuesday 29 July 2014

EU approves Novartis glaucoma combo
The European Commission has approved the eye drops to decrease elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in adult patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, for which monotherapy provides insufficient IOP reduction.  

Simbrinza combines two well-established treatments for elevated IOP into one multi-dose bottle, "offering a simplified schedule compared to brinzolamide and brimonidine administered separately," according to Novartis, which, it is hoped, will help tackle current poor adherence rates to therapy.

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