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In a boost for Big Pharma, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has raised the fee-reduction rate for non-small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking assistance on non-pediatric-related protocol from 40 percent to 75 percent, in line with recommendations by the agency’s orphan medicinal products panel.
American Medical Systems, a medical device manufacturer based in Minnetonka, Minn., announced the recall of its AdVance Male Sling system. According to reports from the company, the absorbable sutures found in the sling assembly degrade before their shelf expiration date. Qmed