Ethyol Approved for Use in the UK

January 1, 1995

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa--The Medicines Control Agency, the regulatory agency for the United Kingdom, has granted a product license for the marketing of Ethyol (amifostine), manufactured by U.S. Bioscience, Inc.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa--The Medicines Control Agency, the regulatoryagency for the United Kingdom, has granted a product license forthe marketing of Ethyol (amifostine), manufactured by U.S. Bioscience,Inc.

Ethyol is a selective cytoprotective agent indicated for the reductionof neutropenia-related infection resulting from use of the combinationof cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar) and cisplatin (Platinol)in patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma.

Approval of ethyol in this country suffered a set back when anadvisory committee failed to recommend it to the FDA.