With Opdivo Approval, Bristol-Myers Arms for PD-1 Battle Against Merck's Keytruda

Friday, January 2, 2015

Source: Fierce Medical Devices

The Bristol-Myers Squibb-vs.-Merck match in melanoma is on. Bristol-Myers ($BMY) scored FDA approval for its cancer immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) three months ahead of schedule, setting it up for a head-to-head contest against Merck's ($MRK) recent debut in the same class, Keytruda.

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