Inqovi Tablets, FDA Approved for Treatment of MDS and CMML, Available at Biologics by McKesson

August 24, 2020

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Inqovi was approved by the FDA on July 7, 2020, for the treatment of adults with intermediate and high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) including chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML).

CARY, N.C., Aug. 24, 2020Biologics by McKesson, an independent specialty pharmacy specializing in oncology and rare disease areas, has been selected by Taiho Oncology, Inc. as a specialty pharmacy provider for Inqovi (decitabine and cedazuridine) tablets for the treatment of adults with intermediate and high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) including chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), 2 blood malignancies.

Inqovi, approved by the FDA on July 7, 2020, is a fixed-dose oral C-DEC (combination of decitabine and cedazuridine). The FDA granted this therapy orphan drug designation and approved Inqovi through its Priority Review process. By inhibiting cytidine deaminase in the gut and the liver, Inqovi enables the DNA hypomethylating agent, decitabine, to be taken orally for five days to reach systemic exposure levels that match those from five days’ worth of intravenous administration.


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