Recent And Upcoming FDA Advisory Committee Meetings
Recent and upcoming US FDA advisory committee meetings and a summary of topics covered.
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Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee will meet for three days in April to consider whether indications for Tecentriq, Keytruda and Opdivo should remain on label despite failure to confirm clinical benefit; review is part of the Oncology Center of Excellence’s ‘industry-wide evaluation’ of accelerated approvals, which has led to withdrawals of four other PD-1/L-1 inhibitor claims.
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