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FDA fast tracks former Leo Pharma eczema candidate

Union Therapeutics has been awarded fast track status by the FDA for its eczema candidate orismilast, which the biotech firm acquired from Leo Pharma.

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Biotech company Union Therapeutics can take a shortcut onto the world's largest market for medical treatments, the US, after being awarded fast track status by the Food and Drug Administraion (FDA).

The special status applies to the comapny's drug candidate orismilast, which is an oral treatment for atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema.

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