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Sue Sutter

Senior Editor

Washington, D.C.
Sue is a senior editor with Pink Sheet, where she writes primarily about drug, biologic and biosimilar regulation, FDA advisory committees and product approvals.  She has reported on the prescription and over-the-counter drug industries since 1999 for various publications now under the umbrella of Informa Business Information, including Pink Sheet, “The Pink Sheet” DAILY, “The Tan Sheet” and Scrip.  Previously she worked as an editor for Mealey’s Litigation Reports (now part of Lexis-Nexis), writing about asbestos, toxic tort and fen-phen litigation.

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FDA Requests Withdrawal Of Makena And Generics

Preterm birth prevention drug should come off the market to ensure the accelerated approval pathway does not operate as a lower approval standard, agency says; proposed withdrawal comes almost a year after an advisory committee split on the question of whether Makena should stay on the market in light of delayed, and ultimately unsuccessful, confirmatory study.

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ALKS 3831, which combines olanzapine with the mu opioid receptor antagonist samidorphan, was associated with less weight gain compared to olanzapine alone but showed no benefit on metabolic parameters; in advisory committee briefing documents, agency raises theoretical safety concerns about drug’s opioid antagonistic effects in real-world settings.

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