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Although US FDA reaffirmed its support of surrogate endpoints described in a 2018 draft guidance on NASH fibrosis, advisory committee members questioned the link to clinical benefit and said obeticholic acid’s serious risks made it difficult to consider the effect on the surrogate in a vacuum.
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