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An IMF Myeloma Minute Special Report Regarding Zometa
01.31.02
An IMF Myeloma Minute Special Report

US FDA Panel Backs Wider Use for Novartis' Zometa

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan 31 (Reuters) - A U.S. advisory panel on Thursday backed a new use for Swiss health-care company Novartis AG's (NYSE:NVS - news) Zometa, a drug used to treat cancer complications.

The panel, which gives advice to the Food and Drug Administration, said it supports Zometa for treating bone metastases, the spread of cancer to the bone, in patients with a variety of solid tumors. The FDA usually follows its panels' advice.

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