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Eliquis Approval Delayed By Fraud, Dispensing Errors In Pivotal Trial

This article was originally published in Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly

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Despite expectations that Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer’s novel oral anticoagulant apixaban would sail through FDA on the strength of the superior efficacy and safety compared to warfarin in the ARISTOTLE trial, study conduct issues led to a nine-month delay in approval.

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