Gleevec Approval History
FDA Approved: Yes (First approved May 10, 2001)
Brand name: Gleevec
Generic name: imatinib mesylate
Dosage form: Tablets
Company: Novartis AG
Treatment for: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Diseases, Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, Cutaneous Mastocytosis, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, myelodysplastic/ myeloproliferative diseases, mastocytosis, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
Development History and FDA Approval Process for Gleevec
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