Merck Nets Third FDA Approval for Keytruda as Cancer Treatment

August 12, 2016

Merck received its third FDA-approved use for Keytruda on Monday: a post-chemotherapy treatment for patients head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

The approval covers a 200 mg fixed dose every three weeks for patients with recurrent or metastatic cancer that already have undergone platinum-containing chemotherapy.

Keytruda already is approved to treat melanoma and lung cancer.

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