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Generic Xeloda Now Available

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic version of Xeloda (capecitabine), an oral chemotherapy pill used to treat metastatic colorectal cancer. Kathleen Uhl, M.D., acting director of the Office of Generic Drugs in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, says “Generic drugs are important options that allow greater access to health care for all Americans. This medication is widely used by people living with cancer, so it is important to have access to affordable treatment options.” Teva Pharmaceuticals will be the new manufacturer of the generic capecitabine. Availability of the generic on the market has yet to be determined. Read the release from

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