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FDA Grants Full Approval for PROMACTA® (eltrombopag) for Treatment of Rare Blood Disorder
Date:2/25/2011

e of thrombocytopenia and hemorrhage risk after PROMACTA cessation, hematologic malignancies and progression of malignancies, and cataracts, PROMACTA is available only through a restricted distribution program called PROMACTA CARES.

Additional PROMACTA Information

PROMACTA is an oral, non-peptide thrombopoietin receptor agonist that has been shown in pre-clinical and clinical research to stimulate the proliferation and differentiation of megakaryocytes, the bone marrow cells that give rise to blood platelets.  PROMACTA was discovered as a result of a research collaboration between GlaxoSmithKline and Ligand Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: LGND). It was developed by GlaxoSmithKline.

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