More Action, Less Plan? House Keeps Pressure On US FDA Over ALS Drugs
A bipartisan letter from several key legislators is pushing the US FDA to match its actions to its rhetoric when it comes to the handling of ALS drug reviews. Amylyx’ pending AMX0035 isn’t mentioned but seems unavoidably the subject.
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