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Health Canada has approved Alemtuzumab. Alemtuzumab will be marketed by Genzyme as Lemtrada for the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), with active disease, who have not shown an adequate response to interferon beta or other disease-modifying therapies. Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody which targets the CD52 protein. The drug was used for several[…]

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Clofarabine, CAS# 123318-82-1, is also known as the brand name Clolar. As an injectable medication used to treat relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia, clofarabine is typically administered after at least two prior regimens. Clofarabine is indicated for the pediatric population, ages 1 to 21 years of age. A common treatment regimen is 52 mg/m2[…]

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Bosutinib CAS# 380843-75-4, marketed under the trade name Bosulif, to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a blood and bone marrow disease that usually affects older adults. An estimated 5,430 men and women will be diagnosed with CML in 2012. Most people with CML have a genetic mutation,[…]

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The Oncology segment of the pharmaceutical industry is not only a fast growing one, but it is also an area where shortages are anticipated. A decrease in availability of sterile injectable oncology drugs have been reported since 2007.  Furthermore, many of the sterile injectable oncology drugs that experienced shortages in 2010 and 2011 had a[…]

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J.R.Stokes Illustrations: Natural Killer: T-cell vs. Leukemia Researchers received encouraging news on March 22, 2012, with the information that the novel drug to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia, known as Marqibo won an FDA panel vote. The group of oncology advisers voted 7-4 endorsing the Vincristine Sulfate CAS# 2068-78-2 liposomal injection, also known as the brand[…]

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