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Executive Summary

Cardiovascular & Renal Drugs Advisory Committee will discuss nesiritide for treatment of acute congestive heart failure May 25. Scios will present data from the 498-patient Vasodilation in the Management of Acute Congestive heart failure trial begun in October 1999. FDA found the agent "non-approvable" and requested further study in April 1999. Scios submitted the amended NDA Jan. 10. The meeting will be held at the National Institutes of Health Masur Auditorium in Bethesda, Md. beginning at 9 a.m. The committee will review Pfizer's Cardura (doxazosin) May 24 beginning at 8:30 a.m. (1"The Pink Sheet" April 9, p. 31)

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