Can Iclusig Return To Market? Ariad Sees Path Through Restricted Distribution REMS
Company reluctantly agrees to FDA’s request to suspend sales of ponatinib due to serious thrombotic risks while a narrower label and Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy are negotiated. FDA cites serious adverse vascular event rates of 48% and 24% in Phase I and II ponatinib trials, respectively.
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