December 15, 2017 / 12:17 PM / a month ago

FDA allows Alnylam to restart hemophilia treatment trials

Dec 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc to restart clinical tests on a drug to treat patients with a rare bleeding disorder, the company said on Friday.

Alnylam had in September stop testing the drug, fitusiran, to treat hemophilia after a patient died.

The company said the FDA decision pertained to a mid-stage study and late-stage program for fitusiran. (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D‘Souza)

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