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Additional FDA approval for KEYTRUDA® announced

Merck announces that the FDA has approved KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) Injection 100 mg for the adjuvant treatment of adult and pediatric (12 years and older) patients with stage IIB or IIC melanoma following complete resection.  •  PD-L1 diagnostic testing is not required prior to initiating treatment with KEYTRUDA in these patients.  Before prescribing KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), please read the Prescribing Information. The Medication […]

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KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) indicated for adjuvant treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at intermediate-high or high risk of recurrence following nephrectomy, or following nephrectomy and resection of metastatic lesions. SELECTED SAFETY INFORMATION Severe and Fatal Immune-Mediated Adverse Reactions •  KEYTRUDA is a monoclonal antibody that belongs to a class of drugs that bind to […]

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Merck announces new FDA approval for KEYTRUDA®

Merck would like to inform you that the FDA has approved KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) Injection 100 mg, in combination with chemotherapy, with or without bevacizumab, for the treatment of patients with persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer whose tumors express PD-L1 (CPS ≥1) as determined by an FDA-approved test.    •  PD-L1 diagnostic testing is required prior to initiating treatment with […]

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Novartis announces new treatment approval for SCEMBLIX®

Novartis is pleased to announce that SCEMBLIX® (asciminib) tablets is now approved for the treatment of adult patients with: ·  Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase (CP), previously treated with 2 or more tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) ○     This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on major molecular response (MMR). Continued approval […]

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Oncopeptides withdraws Pepaxto® in US, scale down organization and focus on R&D

October 22, 2021     Subject: Voluntary withdrawal of PEPAXTO® (melphalan flufenamide) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma   Dear Healthcare Provider:  This letter is to inform you about important information regarding PEPAXTO in the United States.  On October 22, 2021, Oncopeptides announced the decision to voluntarily withdraw the US accelerated approval for […]

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Pfizer offers COVID-19 Vaccine Training Sessions

Pfizer Vaccines US Medical Affairs will be hosting Immunization Site Training Sessions for All Providers on the Storage, Handling, & Administration for Current & Potential New Formulations of our COVID-19 vaccine (with our partner BioNTech). These sessions will be updated to reflect new information and changes that evolve.  Such updates will be identified at the start of each session and further explained […]

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New life-changing survival data for women with HR+/HER2- metastatic breast cancer

Novartis is pleased to share new study results for KISQALI® (ribociclib), which now include overall survival (OS) data that no other CDK 4/6 inhibitor has yet reported: statistically significant OS in in first-line postmenopausal patients with an aromatase inhibitor.1 MONALEESA-2 was a dedicated first-line trial of KISQALI + letrozole vs placebo + letrozole in postmenopausal patients […]

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Takeda announces FDA approval for EXKIVITY™ (mobocertinib)

Takeda has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EXKIVITY™ (mobocertinib), the first oral therapy to target epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).1 EXKIVITY is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC […]

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Merck’s WELIREG™ (belzutifan) Receives FDA Approval

Merck has informed OSCO that WELIREG™ (belzutifan) 40-mg tablets has received FDA approval. WELIREG is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease who require therapy for associated renal cell carcinoma (RCC), central nervous system (CNS) hemangioblastomas, or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET), not requiring immediate surgery. SELECTED SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING: EMBRYO-FETAL […]

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Natera’s Signatera® Selected for US Trial

Natera is proud to announce that Signatera has been selected for NRG Oncology pivotal CIRCULATE – US trial for patients with resected stage II or III colon cancer. CIRCULATE -US (NRG-G1008) is a prospective, multi-center, randomized clinical trial that aims to establish a new standard of care (SOC) for these patients using Signatera MRD to guide […]

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