Nilotinib (Tasigna) for chonic myeloid leukemia: Health Canada evaluation

Information from Health Canada issued October 14, 2008 about the recently approval of nilotinib (Tasugna) On September 9, 2008, Health Canada issued a Notice of Compliance under the Notice of Compliance with Conditions (NOC/c) Policy to Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. for the drug product Tasigna*. The product was authorized under the NOC/c Policy on the […]

FDA approves imatinib (Gleevec) for a new indication: GIST tumors.

FDA press relase about the approval of imatinib (Gleevec) for the treatment of GIST tumors: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2008 FDA Approves Gleevec to Prevent Recurrence of Rare Gastrointestinal Cancer The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) for a new indication –

Imatinib (Gleevec) pharmacology: mechanism of action and therapeutic considerations

Imatinib mesylate is a small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor that was initially developed as a 2-phenylaminopyrimidine derivative specific for PDGFR. Imatinib was subsequently found to be a potent inhibitor of ABL kinases, including the BCR-ABL fusion protein generated as a result of the t(9;22) chromosomal translocation (Philadelphia chromosome) found in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), and was […]

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