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FDA Denies Petition to Withdraw Approval for Makena
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The FDA denied a petition seeking the withdrawal of the AMAG Pharmaceuticals hormone drug Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate), which a patients’ rights group argues has possible links to developmental abnormalities.
The Escher Fund for Autism, a group representing individuals with autism and their families, argued Makena — the only drug product containing 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-HPC) approved for use in pregnancy — was inappropriately approved by the agency.
The group claimed fetuses are susceptible to the medication and cited 17-HPC’s “hormone signal-disrupting properties.”