Opdivo Approval History
- FDA approved: Yes (First approved December 22nd, 2014)
- Brand name: Opdivo
- Generic name: nivolumab
- Dosage form: Injection
- Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
- Treatment for: Melanoma, Metastatic, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Urothelial Carcinoma
Opdivo (nivolumab) is a programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) blocking antibody for the treatment of advanced melanoma, advanced non-small cell lung cancer, advanced renal cell carcinoma, classical Hodgkin lymphoma, advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, and urothelial carcinoma.
Development History and FDA Approval Process for Opdivo
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