Japanese Cancer Drug Side Effect: Possible Pituitary Disorder

The Japan Times reports that a cancer drug called Opdivo will now have to carry a warning in Japan about possible links to pituitary disorders after the death of a patient. The drug has not been blamed for the death but the Japanese Health Ministry has ordered that a warning be added to the packaging. The drug, which is in use in the United States and many other countries, is used to fight metastatic melanoma, squamous non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma and small cell lung cancer. Read more: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/10/national/science-health/japan-health-ministry-orders-ono-pharmaceutical-add-warning-opdivo-cancer-drug-death/#.XNirII5KhPY


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