Merck Provides Update for FDA Advisory Committee Review for Investigational Grass Pollen Allergy Immunotherapy Tablet

Publish Date:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:44 am EDT

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, Whitehouse Station, N.J.

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that the Nov. 6, 2013 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Allergenic Products Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the Biologic License Application for its investigational Timothy grass pollen (Phleum pratense)allergy immunotherapy tablet (AIT) has been postponed due to the U.S. government shutdown. The FDA has not yet provided a new date for the Advisory Committee review. 

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