FDA Approves New Multiple Myeloma Drug

one prescription bottle of pillsNinlaro (ixazomib), in combination with two other drugs, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with multiple myeloma who have had at least one prior treatment with a different therapy.

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that forms in infection-fighting white blood cells produced in bone marrow. Symptoms include a weakened immune system and bone and kidney problems.

Ninlaro, from a class of drugs called proteasome inhibitors, is designed to block enzymes that spur the growth and survival of multiple myeloma cells, the FDA said Friday in a news release.

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