Doubts grow as Lilly awaits FDA decision on prasugrel

The FDA on Thursday is scheduled to hand down its decision on prasugrel, an anti-clotting treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. and Daiichi Sankyo Co., but analysts and physicians are expecting a delay and expressed uncertainty about the drug's prospects even if it gets marketing clearance. "I think the data is compelling and prasugrel will be approved, but with a fairly narrow indication," a cardiovascular expert said. A spokeswoman for Lilly refused to comment ahead of the FDA ruling.

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