FDA Rejects Pfizer Inc.'s Rare Disease Drug

Published: May 23, 2012

Drug reviewers recommended on Tuesday rejecting a Pfizer Inc drug because the data did not prove it worked well in treating a rare neurodegenerative disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewed the drug, tafamidis, ahead of an advisory panel of outside experts, which will vote on whether to recommend it for approval on Thursday. The FDA will make a final decision later, taking into account the panel's recommendation.

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