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Sanofi (France) (SAN.PA) Pulls Leukemia Drug Ahead of Possible OK for Lemtrada


8/20/2012 11:15:38 AM

Sanofi's rare disease unit Genzyme is pulling leukaemia drug Campath to prepare for its launch under a different dosage and as a multiple sclerosis treatment that will be branded as Lemtrada. The withdrawal, meant to prevent the off-label use of Campath as a multiple sclerosis drug, is already under way in some European countries and will be effective in the United States on September 4, a Genzyme spokesman said. Lemtrada, which Sanofi submitted for approval with health regulators in Europe and the United States in June, could be launched in 2013 if it wins approval.

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