Sarepta’s Golodirsen Rejection: Do We Really Need The US FDA’s Letter?
Rejection of Sarepta’s golodirsen has become latest flashpoint in debate over release of complete response letters. In this case, though, FDA’s reasoning seems fairly obvious, based on the prior eteplirsen review.
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