News tagged with food and drug administration

FDA approves new drug for advanced melanoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of ipilimumab for the treatment of previously treated metastatic melanoma. It is the first drug approved for metastatic, or advanced, melanoma is more than a decade.

dateMar 25, 2011 in Cancer
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FDA clears first melanoma drug to extend life

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a breakthrough cancer medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. that researchers have heralded as the first drug to prolong the lives of patients with melanoma.

dateMar 25, 2011 in Medications
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