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USFDA approves Vizimpro drug to treat Lung cancer


USFDA approves Vizimpro drug to treat Lung cancer

 Vizimpro is a prescription medicine used to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread to other parts of the body.

Banglore: Pfizer Inc informed that its drug to treat a rare form of lung cancer got approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The drug, Vizimpro, will look to treat previously untreated patients with a form of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. VIZIMPRO is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletion or exon 21 L858R substitution mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test.

The FDA had granted the drug Priority Review designation earlier this year. The status is given to medicines that may offer significant advances in treatment or may provide a treatment where no adequate therapy exists.

(Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)



Source: Reuters
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