Albireo Sets Sights On Rare Disease Model
First Indication Under Review, With Plans For Two More
Anticipating approval this summer of the first drug for PFIC, Albireo hopes to add Alagille syndrome and biliary atresia to odevixibat labeling. Firm has modeled its commercial plans on the success of other rare disease firms.
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