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FDA Approves Amgen's Vectibix

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that the agency has approved Thousand Oaks-based Amgen's Vectibix treatment for colorectal cancer. Vectibix is a human monoclonal antibody for treatment of patients with epidermal growth factor receptor-(EGFr) expressing metastatic colorectal cancer. Amgen said that Vectibix is expected to be commercially availabile in early to mid October. Vectibix is expected to compete with Erbitux, a drug from ImClone Systems.


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