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New Indication Alert: AZ/Merck’s Lynparza® (Olaparib) With Abiraterone / Prednisolone, Approved For BRCAm mCRPC

Aug 24, 2023

AstraZeneca and Merck announced that Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has expanded the indication for Lynparza® (olaparib), to be used alongside abiraterone and prednisolone for adult patients with BRCA-mutated (BRCAm) castration-resistant prostate cancer showcasing distant metastasis (mCRPC).  Lynparza® is the first PARP inhibitor approved in Japan demonstrating significant benefits in tandem with a new hormonal agent.

On the same day AstraZeneca also announced the MHLW expanded approval for Soliris® (eculizumab) to treat paediatric patients with gMG.