FDA panel recommends approval of transplant drug belatacept

03/1/2010 | Reuters

An FDA panel voted 13-5 to endorse the approval of Bristol-Myers Squibb's belatacept for use in preventing kidney transplant rejection and maintaining organ function in end-stage renal disease. However, advisers recommended that the company establish a patient registry and conduct follow-up studies for at least three years to track the drug's long-term effects.

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