What Does The Negative FDA Review For Intercept’s OCA Hold For Other NASH Drugs?
An FDA advisory committee’s “no” votes for Intercept’s obeticholic acid in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis could augur tough reviews for other NASH candidates. But some could enjoy smoother regulatory tides than OCA.
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