FDA Withdraws Approval for Roches Avastin Full Text
Pharmaceutical Technology, 07/18/2011
An FDA panel has voted unanimously to withdraw approval for Roche's Avastin for use in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer because there is not enough data to support the conclusion that the benefits outweigh the risks. The fate of Avastin in this indication now lies in the hands of FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, who will make the final decision after the period for public comments closes at the end of July. Roche will also have the opportunity to submit its final summary on the matter.