Pfizer's Xalkori follow-up, which smoked the older drug in 1st-line patients, scores double win at the FDA
Despite being the first to market in ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer, Pfizer’s Xalkori languished on the shelf as other competitors outpaced it. Now, after Pfizer’s follow-up drug absolutely smoked Xalkori in first-line patients, the FDA is taking notice.
In one fell swoop, the agency approved Lorbrena as a first-line treatment for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive NSCLC and extended the drug’s 2018 accelerated approval to a full approval, Pfizer announced on Wednesday.
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