Puma wins big FDA OK for neratinib after running the gamut with investors
Short investors loved to hate Puma Biotechnology, taking the company $PBYI to task for the side effects that hampered its lead cancer drug neratinib. But the FDA had no trouble sanctioning the product for breast cancer, approving it today for use in preventing recurrence of the disease after the biotech gained a lopsided vote in its favor among outside agency experts.
The FDA approved neratinib — to be sold as Nerlynx — for preventing the return of breast cancer after therapy including trastuzumab. And the emphasis in the OK was on adding options for doctors and patients.
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