FDA delays decision on key Alexion drug by 3 months

September 4, 2015 12:54 PM

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would delay by three months its decision on approving a key drug the company got through the acquisition of Synageva BioPharma Corp.

European health regulators on Tuesday approved the drug, Kanuma, to treat lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D), a progressive metabolic disease that often leads to liver failure, multi-organ damage and premature death.

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