Accelerated Approval Is US FDA Panel’s Preferred Path For Biogen/Ionis’s Tofersen In ALS
Advisory committee unanimously concludes that the reduction in plasma neurofilament light chain concentration is reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit in SOD1-ALS, but majority of panelists say convincing evidence of efficacy to support regular approval has not been demonstrated.
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