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Emmaus Needs US FDA Advisory Cmte. To Rescue Sickle Cell Disease Candidate

Executive Summary

FDA reviewers disagree with Emmaus' extrapolation methods for holes in efficacy data for its L-glutamine ahead of May 24 Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee meeting.

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