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FDA defies advisers; OK's AZ's ovarian cancer drug Lynparza

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Even though the FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) in June declined to back approval of AstraZeneca's Lynparza (olaparib), an oral inhibitor of polyadenosine 5-diphosphoribose polymerases, in ovarian cancer, the agency defied that advice and granted its blessing anyway on 19 December – although for a slightly different indication.

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