Expanded use for antifungal OK'd


A little more than a month after the drug's initial approval, posaconazole oral suspension (Noxafil, Schering-Plough) has received a second regulatory green light. The antifungal can now be used for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis, including infections refractory to itraconazole and/or fluconazole. September's FDA approval was for the prophylaxis of invasive Aspergillus and Candida infections in patients 13 years and older who are at risk of developing fungal infections because they are immunocompromised.

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