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FDA Considers Toxicity Profiles As Meeting Unmet Need In Melanoma

This article was originally published in Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly

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GlaxoSmithKline’s Mekinist (trametinib) and Tafinlar (dabrafenib) qualified for the regulatory benefits afforded drugs that address unmet medical needs under a broad theory introduced in FDA’s draft guidance on expedited approval pathways: offering different, but not necessarily better, toxicity profiles than marketed drugs was seen as an advantage.

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