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Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company Release: FDA Approves VELCADE® (Bortezomib) Retreatment In Patients With Multiple Myeloma



8/11/2014 8:44:10 AM

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company with its parent company, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VELCADE® (bortezomib) for the retreatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who had previously responded to VELCADE therapy and relapsed at least six months following completion of prior VELCADE treatment. The labeling update includes dosing guidelines as well as safety and efficacy findings for the use of VELCADE as a single agent or VELCADE in combination with dexamethasone in patients previously treated with VELCADE. VELCADE retreatment may be started at the last tolerated dose.

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