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AstraZeneca Donates $27.6 Million Worth Of Iressa To China

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

AstraZeneca is donating $27.6 million worth of its Iressa (gefitinib) cancer drug to a Chinese foundation to distribute to needy cancer patients. The China Charity Federation already has distributed $10 million worth of the tablets to patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and plans to distribute the rest this year. A vice president of the Anglo-Swedish AstraZeneca announced the gift at a ceremony in Beijing. The drug is available to those who have had at least one chemotherapy treatment and have used Iressa for at least six months before applying for the free tablets. (Click here for more



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