AstraZeneca/FibroGen’s Roxadustat Comparison To ESAs In Anemia May By Clarified At FDA Advisory Cmte.
Payers would welcome any additional clarity provided by advisory panel review, given the perception, expressed in a recent ICER report, that the evidence is insufficient to determine whether the new drug is safer or more effective than erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.
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