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FDA: Pfizer will pull ineffective leukemia drug

Posted on Jun 24, 2010 in Health Optimization

AP Business Writer updated 5:39 p.m. ET June 21, 2010 WASHINGTON – Federal health regulators said Monday that the drugmaker Pfizer has agreed to pull a leukemia drug off the market after a follow-up study showed it failed to slow the disease. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the drug Mylotarg in 2000 under its accelerated approval program, which grants speedy access to drugs that show early promise. The drug was cleared for patients older than 60 with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia, a bone marrow cancer. But the FDA said a follow-up study was halted last August after...

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