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Surrogate Endpoints: Benefits, Issues And The Future

Executive Summary

On a mild day in April 2016, a Marriott Hotel conference room in Hyattsville, Md., was the scene of one of the most politically charged panel meetings the US Food and Drug Administration held in years. A throng of parents and young boys in wheelchairs hoped to convince a committee to endorse the use of a controversial drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and fatal muscle-wasting disease.

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