Daiichi Sankyo Provides Update on FDA Review of Quizartinib for the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed/Refractory FLT3-ITD AML


TOKYO and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 21, 2019 — (Healthcare Sales &Marketing Network) — Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that the company received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Ad… Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, FDA Daiichi Sankyo, quizartinib, acute myeloid leukemia, FLT3 inhibitor

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