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UNANIMOUS: Bayer wins FDA panel backing for riociguat in PAH/CTEPH

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Executive Summary

Bayer HealthCare handily won the backing of a US FDA panel of experts on 6 August for the company's experimental medicine riociguat as a treatment for two rare forms of pulmonary hypertension – pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), or WHO Group 1, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), or WHO Group 4 – which can lead to progressive right ventricular dysfunction and failure, ultimately resulting in premature death.



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