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FDA Approves Duvelisib for CLL and Follicular Lymphoma

Jason M. Broderick @jasoncology
Published: Monday, Sep 24, 2018

The FDA has approved duvelisib (Copiktra) for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) or relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma.

The company also noted that studies of duvelisib have shown that the most common all-grade adverse events (≥20% occurrence) in patients receiving the drug include diarrhea or colitis, neutropenia, rash, fatigue, pyrexia, cough, nausea, upper respiratory infection, pneumonia, musculoskeletal pain, and anemia.
Verastem Oncology Receives FDA Approval of COPIKTRA™ (duvelisib) Capsules. Published September 24, 2018. Accessed September 24, 2018. https://bit.ly/2NDQm80.

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