The Health Protection Branch of Canada approved Bristol-Myers Squibb's Taxol as a second-line treatment for metastaticbreast cancer earlier this month.
Canada is the second country to approve the drug for thisindication, following Austria's approval in July. Bristol-MyersSquibb Canada Inc. of Montreal noted that Taxol is now to beadministered in a three-hour infusion, rather than 24 hours.
FDA's Oncology Drugs Advisory Committee recommendedapproval of Taxol for the second-line breast cancer indicationlast week.
Last year, the drug was approved in both the U.S. and Canadafor the treatment of metastatic ovarian cancer after failure ofstandard therapy.
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