Roche/Spark Deal Clears FTC In A Sigh Of Relief For Pharma Dealmakers
US Federal Trade Commission says it conducted an "exhaustive" 10-month investigation and determined Roche would not have incentive to delay the launch of a gene therapy for hemophilia A.
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