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Novartis names once-yearly zoledronic acid Aclasta

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Aclasta will be the trade name for Novartis' once-yearly I.V. infusion formulation of zoledronic acid for treatment of Paget's disease. The priority review date on the Aclasta NDA is in March, the company said. Novartis anticipates a 2007 filing of Aclasta in treatment of osteoporosis (1"The Pink Sheet" Nov. 24, 2003, p. 29). Novartis also markets zoledronic acid under the trade name Zometa for treatment of prostate cancer...

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