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Revlimid Approved For Use In Relapsed Multiple Myeloma Patients In Japan

Posted on June 25 2010 by Pat Killingsworth | 830 views

Celgene’s Revlimid is slowly gaining world wide acceptance as a standard of care for relapsed multiple myleloma patients.  It was announced yesterday Japan has officially approved Revlimid’s use:

REVLIMID® Granted Approval for Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma in Japan

Read all about it on Business Wire.com.  My question:  Why is it taking so long to get American approval for the use of Revlimid for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients?  Myeloma docs have been using it “off label” in newly diagnosed patients for four years.
 
Hope it doesn’t take this long to get the next best, new and improved thalidomide based drug, pomalidomide approved! 
 
Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Julie Says:

    Hi Pat and Pattie 🙂 Thanks for following my Blog. I will add yours to mine! Great info! As you prob read on mine, I was treated with Revlimid/Dex immediately as a newly diagnosed MM patient 12/09. All the various treatment options and methods are head spinning! Nice to meet both of you! Julie V

  2. Pat and Pattie Killingsworth Says:

    Good luck, Julie! Welcome to the "club." Should all work out OK with soon to be approved treatment options. No worries! Pat

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