Takeda’s Maribavir Post-Transplant CMV Indication Should Not Be Limited By Resistance, US Panel Says
Advisory committee unanimously endorses novel antiviral for treatment of post-transplant patients with refractory/resistant cytomegalovirus infection, and in the process rejects US FDA’s proposal to distinguish target population based upon genetic resistance.
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