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Pfizer granted FDA fast-track designation within NASH indication

This type of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has no current treatments approved in the US, but Pfizer is now gearing up to get a medicine on the market.

US-based Pfizer can now ramp up development efforts for its combination treatment against non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with liver fibrosis, a type of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to fast-track the firm’s treatment candidate, Pfizer has announced in a press release.

The fast-track designation grants Pfizer more frequent meetings with US health authorities, cutting overall case processing for the drug, which is built on two enzymes: ervogastrat and clesacostat.

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