FDA approves antifungal drug for weakened immune systems

09/18/2006 | Wall Street Journal, The

The agency says it approved Schering-Plough's Noxafil, which is designed to prevent fungal infections caused by certain molds and yeast-like fungus. The FDA specifically cited the drug's use for patients whose immune systems have been debilitated after bone-marrow transplants and those whose white blood cell counts fall following cancer chemotherapy.

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