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AstraZeneca gets marketing permission for cancer drug in India


AstraZeneca gets marketing permission for cancer drug in India

New Delhi: AstraZeneca Pharma India said it has received approval from the Indian drug regulator to market Durvalumab, a cancer treatment medicine, in the country.

The company has received import and market permission for Durvalumab from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), AstraZeneca Pharma India said in a statement.

The approval paves the way for the company to launch the product in the country, it added.

Durvalumab is indicated as a treatment option for patients with locally advanced, unresectable non-small cell lung Cancer (NSCLC) and metastatic urothelial carcinoma.

“The import and market permission for Durvalumab for unresectable stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma is a significant milestone for patients who have currently limited treatment options,” AstraZeneca Pharma India Managing Director Gagan Singh said.

In India, around one-third of patients with NSCLC are present with stage III disease and the company is happy to bring the first immunotherapy into this setting for patients, he added.



Source: PTI
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