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Shire's Gaucher's drug meets primary endpoint in Phase III trial

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Executive Summary

Shire's Gaucher's disease drug velaglucerase alfa met its primary endpoint in a Phase III trial, according to preliminary data. In light of shortages of Genzyme's Gaucher's disease treatment Cerezyme (imiglucerase), the US FDA has accepted a treatment protocol for velaglucerase alfa, adds Shire, which will enable physicians to treat Gaucher's disease patients before the drug's commercialisation.



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