Ariad’s Leukemia Drug Iclusig Sails Through FDA In Less Than 3 Months
Ponatinib received accelerated approval for use in chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients who are resistant or intolerant to prior therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
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