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‘Emotional’ NDACs Stymie OTC Switches – Former Chairman Wood

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

Executive Summary

OTC industry stakeholders must prepare better for FDA Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee meetings and argue against members’ “emotional” objections to switches based on retail price or loss of doctor-patient visits, says former NDAC chair Alistair Wood.

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