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Before Price Controversy, Emflaza Got Easy US Nod With Old But Good Enough Data

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Pink Sheet's monthly Drug Review Profile looks at Marathon's (now PTC's) Emflaza for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and finds that before the steroid's price ignited controversy it received an unremarkable review – unremarkable, that is, for rare and serious illnesses. The US FDA accepted old and flawed trial data because signals of clinical benefit were consistently seen and safety profile was understood.

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