J&J-Pharmacyclics' Imbruvica is second breakthrough therapy to win FDA approval

11/13/2013 | Reuters

Johnson & Johnson and Pharmacyclics received the FDA's approval to market Imbruvica, or ibrutinib, for treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one other therapy. The approval makes ibrutinib the second drug with breakthrough therapy status to receive the FDA's nod. The drug is also under regulatory review for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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