Early trials may be enough for innovative drugs to win FDA approval

02/12/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

The FDA granted "breakthrough" status to three promising experimental drugs as part of efforts to speed market entry for treatments of life-threatening conditions. "We expect many of these would come available very quickly with Phase 1 data," FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Janet Woodcock said. Applications for breakthrough status have been made for 18 other treatments, she said.

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