FDA rejects Nastech's Miacalcin-like nasal spray

07/13/2006 | MSN Money

Nastech Pharmaceutical Co. announced the FDA did not approve its osteoporosis nasal spray, which is similar to Novartis' Miacalcin, due to concerns the combination of the preservative chlorobutanol and calcitonin-salmon could provoke an immune response. The company said it plans to hold discussions with the FDA and may explore other alternatives to gaining regulatory approval.

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