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Lilly's Lung Cancer Drug Portrazza OK'd

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The FDA on Nov. 24 gave Eli Lilly and Co. the go-ahead to market Portrazza (necitumumab injection for intravenous use, 800 mg/50 mL) in combination with gemcitabine and cisplatin in the US for patients with metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) – the first biologic available as a first-line therapy for the very difficult-to-treat disease, which has only a five-year survival rate.

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