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Teva Wins FDA Approval for Leukemia Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceuticals full approval for Synribo, a drug that is injected for adults with a with chronic phase or accelerated phase of myeloid leukemia.

Chronic myeloid leukemia, also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia, is one of four main types of leukemia and is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

The FDA had given initial approval for the drug in October 2012 but said Teva had to provide additional clinical trial data before it could bring the drug to market.

“With this approval, based on the final analysis of two Phase II trials that evaluated efficacy and tolerability data of Synribo, we believe healthcare providers can be even more confident in the clinical profile of this important medicine, said Teva president and CEO global specialty medicines Rob Koremans.

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4 Responses to “Teva Wins FDA Approval for Leukemia Drug”

  1. Sandy Benet says:

    Too bad it’s 4years to late for my love

  2. Too bad this drug was not out in 2005 when my Dad was diagnosed with myleodysplasia G-d bless the Israeli researchers who came up with this drug for Teva…More Saving Lives all over….

  3. Too bad this drug was not out in 2005 when my Dad was diagnosed with myleodysplasia G-d bless the Israeli researchers who came up with this drug for Teva…More Saving Lives all over….

  4. Joyce Myers says:

    Thank goodness it is now available… Israel Thank you

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