Amgen Inc's Subsidiary Receives U.S. FDA Approval For NEXAVAR (sorafenib)

Friday, 22 Nov 2013 05:30pm EST 

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Amgen Inc subsidiary announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application for the oral multi-kinase inhibitor NEXAVAR (sorafenib) tablets for the treatment of patients with locally recurrent or metastatic, progressive, differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) refractory to radioactive iodine treatment. NEXAVAR was approved following a priority review by the FDA, a designation reserved for drugs that may offer a improvement in treatment over existing options. 

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