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Erbitux Gets Label Update

The FDA approves a labeling update for the drug as a treatment for colon cancer.

ImClone (IMCL) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) - Get Report said the Food and Drug Administration approved a labeling update for Erbitux as a treatment for colon cancer.

Specifically, the new labeling says that Erbitux shows improved overall survival as a single agent in colon cancer patients who have not responded to chemotherapy treatments with irinotecan and oxaliplatin.

The approval was based on prolonged overall survival from a phase III trial comparing the drug plus supportive care to supportive care alone in 572 patients.

ImClone rose $1.29, or 3.1%, to $43.33, and Bristol-Myers was up 24 cents, or 0.8%, to $29.07.

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