Sandoz launches generic lenalidomide in 19 countries across Europe
Sandoz has announced the launch of generic oncology medicine lenalidomide, indicated for several haemato-oncology conditions as recommended by the latest European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) guidelines. The medicine will become available to patients in 19 countries across Europe.
The cost of treating multiple myeloma patients is high and continues to rise. Affordability of and access to new multiple myeloma treatments pose a major challenge around the world. Cost savings from Lenalidomide Sandoz promise to expand access to treatment options for multiple myeloma patients. Similar to multiple myeloma patients, cost savings from Lenalidomide Sandoz will benefit previously treated follicular lymphoma patients, adult patients with transfusion-dependent anaemia due to low- or intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndromes associated with an isolated deletion 5q cytogenetic abnormality, and relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma patients.