Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Two new drugs approved by FDA

Two new drugs approved by FDA

Two new drugs have recently been approved by the FDA. Tysabri is a monoclonal antibody treatment for multiple sclerosis and is the first of its kind. 10,000 new cases of MS are diagnosed annually in the US claims the MS Association of America. The other approved drug is Tarceva which is a lung cancer treatment. It does have some side effects but the benefits out weigh this. In trials, the drug improved one-year survival rate from 4.7 months to 6.7 months and the median survival rate was improved from 21.5% to 31.2%. However, the drug costs over $2,000 for a month's supply.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Axcess News

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Two new drugs approved by FDA

Date: 27 November 2004

Source: Axcess News

Author: Freddie Mooche


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • First long term survivor of CJD saved by experimental drug
  • First Vioxx trial set for May
  • Fish oils improve child behavior
  • Fish oils preventative effect on childhood asthma discovered
  • Fitter people have an improved blood pressure response to stress
  • Flawed asthma studies promote long-term use of potentially harmful asthma drug
  • Flu pandemic expected to hit this winter
  • Flu vaccination recommended for children with conditions
  • Foetus dies after mother suffers gastric stapling complications
  • Folate intake linked to reduced risk of hypertension
  • Folic acid prevents neural tube defects
  • Food allergies often confused with food intolerance
  • Food allergy vaccine effective in dogs
  • Food allergy: Eosinophilic esophagitis

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise