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FDA Approves Intravenous Rolapitant for CINV

Jason M. Broderick @jasoncology
Published: Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

Dr. Lee Schwartzberg

Lee Schwartzberg, MD
The FDA has approved intravenous (IV) rolapitant (Varubi) for use in combination with other antiemetic agents to treat delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in adults, according to TESARO, the manufacturer of the agent.

“The approval of Varubi IV represents a significant milestone for TESARO. The majority of NK-1 receptor antagonist doses are administered intravenously in the United States, and with the introduction of Varubi IV, we now offer healthcare providers a unique, easy-to-use option that fits well into standard operating practices of a chemotherapy clinic or hospital,” Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, president and COO of TESARO, said in a press release. “We will continue our efforts to expand awareness of delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and plan to make this important medicine available next month.”
TESARO Announces U.S. FDA Approval of VARUBI® IV for Delayed Nausea and Vomiting Associated With Cancer Chemotherapy. TESARO. Accessed October 26, 2017.

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