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Egrifta Approval: FDA Balanced Modest Efficacy, Off-Label Use Potential With Unmet Medical Need

This article was originally published in Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly

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The approval of Theratechnologies’ HIV lipodystrophy treatment Egrifta (tesamorelin) shows how much FDA can be swayed by unmet need, even where the product has limited efficacy in a narrow population and substantial potential for off-label use.

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