FDA approves skin cancer drug

FDA approves skin cancer drug

There are 4 comments on the The Washington Post story from Mar 25, 2011, titled FDA approves skin cancer drug. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Federal regulators Friday approved the first drug shown to prolong the lives of patients with advanced skin cancer.

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Since: Apr 07

Lancaster, CA

#1 Mar 26, 2011
Severe to fatal autoimmune reactions were seen in 12.9% of patients and yet the FDA approved it without much difficulty compared to Provenge. What was the FDA thinking on this one? More data or a complete rejection would've been more appropriate.
Cristina

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#2 Mar 27, 2011
Rhee Ali Tee wrote:
Severe to fatal autoimmune reactions were seen in 12.9% of patients and yet the FDA approved it without much difficulty compared to Provenge. What was the FDA thinking on this one? More data or a complete rejection would've been more appropriate.
Which med? They have something that has been available for years called effudex but it does a very brutal job on the person using it. Like leprosy and painful leprosy for about 6 weeks
Wake Up

Jasper, IN

#4 Jun 30, 2011
Nature provides a 100% cure for skin cancer called black salve. Get some and stay away from the doctor. But only use on one spot at a time. Your skin cancer will dry up and fall off I guanantee. Watch it yourself on youtube.
FBOMBER

Canada

#5 Jun 30, 2011
Typical that the FDA rubber stamps product that will be worse for the patient than the condition its supposed to treat.

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