FDA approves Eisai's drug Halaven for type of soft tissue cancer

January 28, 2016 8:21 PM

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Eisai Co Ltd's drug derived from sea sponge for a rare type of soft tissue cancer which has no approved treatment so far.

The drug, Halaven, was approved for use in patients who have undergone chemotherapy with drugs derived from a type of bacteria, the FDA said on Thursday. (1.usa.gov/1ZWmPRo)

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