ABRAXANE accepted for restricted use within Scotland NHS

Abraxis BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABII), a fully integrated biotechnology company, welcomes the announcement today that following a full submission, the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted ABRAXANE® (paclitaxel albumin) for restricted use within the National Health Service (NHS) for Scotland in patients who would otherwise receive docetaxel or 3-weekly solvent-based paclitaxel as second-line treatment for metastatic breast cancer.

“ABRAXANE's acceptance by the SMC is a significant milestone in our goal to provide patients in the United Kingdom and across Europe with an innovative treatment option”

"ABRAXANE's acceptance by the SMC is a significant milestone in our goal to provide patients in the United Kingdom and across Europe with an innovative treatment option," said Jean-François Gimonet, M.D., Vice President, European Operations of Abraxis BioScience.

Source Abraxis BioScience, Inc.

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