Dapagliflozin’s Commercial Appeal Could Dim With Bladder Cancer Concerns
Lingering questions surrounding an imbalance in bladder cancer cases – and how FDA decides to handle the issue in labeling – could threaten the diabetes drug’s uptake, particularly given the absence of a similar signal for J&J’s competing SGLT-2 inhibitor Invokana, already on the market.
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