FDA approves ImClone's Erbitux; drug to be available in two weeks

02/13/2004 | Wall Street Journal, The

The FDA gave its approval of ImClone Systems' Erbitux as a treatment for aggressive colon cancer, making it the company's first product to receive federal clearance. The approval came two years after the agency first denied ImClone approval of the drug, a decision that led to responses resulting in the Martha Stewart insider-trading scandal. Bristol-Myers Squibb, co-developer of Erbitux with ImClone, said the drug would be available on the market in two weeks.

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