Once-daily PAH drug OK'd

July 2007
Drug Topics;7/9/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 13, p6
Trade Publication
This article provides information regarding Ambrisentan in 5- and 10-mg tablets which has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Gilead Sciences developed and tested the drug in two phase III clinical trials involving 393 patients. The new drug must be accessed through the Letairis Education and Access Program due to its potential to cause liver injury and birth defects. Only pharmacies and prescribers registered with LEAP are able to prescribe and distribute Ambrisentan.


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