The FDA announced that Pfizer will withdraw Mylotarg from the market in
October after recent clinical studies have shown that the drug may not
be effective and poses greater risks than benefits to patients. The drug
was used in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Read the FDA's notice
The accelerated approval process employed by Pfizer was designed to bring
drugs to patients with serious life threatening diseases, however clinical
trials for this drug have shown that there is an increase rate of death
in the first couple months of treatment. This is the first drug to be
withdrawn from the market after using the abbreviated approval process.
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