MannKind says FDA delays decision on inhaled insulin treatment

April 7, 2014 11:56 AM

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MannKind says FDA delays decision on inhaled insulin treatment

(Reuters) - MannKind Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the review date of its inhaled insulin treatment by three months, sending the company's shares down as much as 22 percent before the bell.

The news comes less than a week after an advisory panel to the FDA recommended approving the treatment, Afrezza, but said longer-term studies would be required to gauge the risk of lung cancer and other potential side-effects.

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