EMA recommends revoking conditional marketing authorisation for Ocaliva

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has concluded its review of the medicine Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) and has recommended that the medicine’s marketing authorisation be revoked, because its benefits are no longer considered to outweigh its risks. Ocaliva is used to treat adults with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), an autoimmune condition that causes gradual destruction of the bile ducts in the liver, which can lead to liver failure and increase the risk of liver cancer.

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