FDA s Drug-Label Retrofitting Effort Boosts Camptosar Dx, Perhaps Others | GenomeWeb

Call it a benefit of second guessing.

The US Food and Drug Administration, trying to open more drugs to personalization, has been relabeling products to promote the availability of molecular diagnostic tests capable of estimating patient responses to therapy. This policy continued with last week's revision of the label for Camptosar (irinotecan), a Pfizer cancer drug, to reflect links between patient response and certain mutations in the UGT1A1 gene.

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