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After publication of ATHOS-3 study results, agency received several requests from medical community for emergency use in hospitalized patients with shock and hypotension unresponsive to available therapy, spurring FDA to take an approval action two months ahead of user fee goal date.
The agency has 11 research projects under way, including a $2 million study of online Rx drug promotion; pharma spending on direct-to-consumer advertising declined in 2012 with biggest spends on Cymbalta and Cialis ads.
Wolfe steps down to become senior advisor but remains a vocal critic of the pharmaceutical industry and FDA, as his appearance at the Avandia advisory committee meeting demonstrated.
Biotech focused on role of carbohydrates in biological processes completes Phase II program of lead candidate for sickle cell disease. Under a 2011 partnership, Pfizer takes over development of GMI-1070 in Phase III.
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