Alexion gets positive CHMP opinion on extended indication for eculizumab The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use adopted a positive opinion recommending a variation to the terms of the marketing authorization for the medicinal product Soliris. The marketing authorization holder for this medicinal product is Alexion Europe SAS. Soliris is currently authorized for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria in adults only and atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome in adults and children. The CHMPís opinion now recommends that the PNH indication be extended to include children, the EMA announced.
Alexion CEO Dr. Leonard Bell retired as of March 31 Dr. Leonard Bell, the principal founder and CEO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals retired from Alexion effective March 31, after serving as CEO for twenty-three years. No severance was paid to Dr. Bell in connection with his retirement. On April 1, Alexion entered into a Consulting Agreement and a Letter Agreement with Dr. Bell. Dr. Bell continues to serve as Alexion's Chairman of the Board of Directors.