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Small Win Ahead of First-Line Data

FDA Splits with Panel; Approves Tarceva in NSCLC Maintenance

By Jennifer Boggs


Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The FDA granted approval late Friday for Tarceva (erlotinib) as a maintenance therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer patients, a decision that defied a negative 12-to-1 panel vote last year but is likely to offer only a modest boost to sales of the drug from OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Genentech Inc./Roche AG. (BioWorld Today)

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