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FDA Approves Co-Packaging of Ribociclib With Letrozole for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Lauren M. Green @OncNurseEditor
Published: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The FDA has approved co-packaging of the oral medications ribociclib (Kisqali) and letrozole (Femara) for the treatment of postmenopausal women with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.

The new co-pack is available in 3 ribociclib dosages (600 mg, 400 mg, or 200 mg), and each co-pack will also contain letrozole at the 2.5 mg dose. Novartis announced that the co-pack will be available domestically later this month at both specialty and retail pharmacies, and does not change the indication for either medicine.

References

  1. Hortobagyi GN, Stemmer SM, Burris HA, et al. First-line ribociclib + letrozole for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, advanced breast cancer. Presented at: 2016 ESMO Congress; October 7-11, 2016; Copenhagen, Denmark. Abstract LBA1.
  2. Hortobagyi GN, Stemmer SM, Burris HA, et al. Ribociclib as first-line therapy for HR-positive, advanced breast cancer [published online October 8, 2016]. N Engl J Med. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1609709.

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