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US FDA says no to Chelsea's Northera

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Executive Summary

Chelsea Therapeutics' stock sank in early trading on news that the US FDA has failed to approve its dizziness drug Northera (droxidopa). In February, Chelsea narrowly persuaded a panel of advisors to the FDA to back Northera (, 24 February 2012). The FDA's Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 7-4, with one abstention, in favour of approval.



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