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Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo® (nivolumab) Now the First and Only FDA-Approved PD-1 Inhibitor to Offer Every Four-Week Dosing

(BMS) Mar 6, 2018 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) updating the Opdivo ® (nivolumab) dosing schedule to include 480 mg infused every four weeks (Q4W) for a majority of approved indications.

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H. Jack West, MD (Posted: March 06, 2018)

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With the evidence on immune checkpoint inhibitors in many cancer settings being highly comparable, practical issues like interval between treatments and cost become the leading points of differentiation. An approved four week dosing schedule will lead me to favor this for a larger proportion of my patients moving forward.

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