FDA is advised to reject wider use of Amgen's Xgeva

02/8/2012 | Reuters

An expert panel urged the FDA not to approve Amgen's Xgeva for delaying the spread of prostate cancer to the bone, saying the drug's benefits do not outweigh the risk of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw. Xgeva provides a meaningful benefit, and is being tested against other cancers, including breast, lung and multiple myeloma, Amgen said. The FDA will issue a final ruling by April 26.

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