Makena Will Get Extended Time On Market, Even If AMAG’s Appeal Fails
AMAG’s decision to fight US FDA’s decision to pull the preterm birth product seems unlikely to result in victory, but Makena will get to stay on the market during the appeal process, which is expected to be protracted and will likely include accusations that the agency is being insensitive to affected patients.
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