Novartis has won FDA approval of Tasigna for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia who are resistant to Gleevec. Patients will be tested for the Philadelphia chromosome. "Tasigna represents an important advance for the small number of patients who are resistant or intolerant to prior therapy," said David Epstein, president and chief executive of Novartis Oncology. "This approval means we can offer physicians a comprehensive treatment approach with effective medicines to treat their Ph+ CML patients."
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