Zolgensma Fall-Out: Is Threat To Novartis – Or US FDA Climate Overall?
FDA’s disclosure of data “manipulation” in the application for the SMA gene therapy Zolgensma prompted two immediate inquiries from the US Senate – with very different focuses and potential outcomes.
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