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Accelerated Approval: Midodrine Experience Shows Regulatory Challenge US FDA Faces With Makena

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The orthostatic hypotension treatment midodrine has been on the market for more than 20 years despite the failure of postmarketing studies to confirm clinical benefit; an advisory committee soon will weigh the future of AMAG’s preterm birth drug Makena, which failed its confirmatory trial required as a condition of accelerated approval.

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