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Ocaliva OK'd; Will NASH Success, Acquisition Be Next For Intercept?

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As expected, Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. was granted an accelerated approval for Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) as a treatment for primary biliary cholangitis. But the drug's potential in the much more lucrative indication of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis may be what piques the interests of larger pharmaceutical companies for a possible acquisition of the New York-based biotech.

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