Curis Set For Transformative Year With Erivedge Skin Cancer Approval
Approved nearly six weeks before the March 8 PDUFA date, Erivedge (vismodegib) will be available to treat advanced basal cell cancers in a week or two for about $7,500 a month wholesale, partner Genentech said.
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