FDA pushes CTI to pull app for myelofibrosis med after trial deaths

The FDA has decided that the adverse events and deaths recorded in CTI BioPharma's pivotal program of the myelofibrosis drug pacritinib are so alarming that they've imposed a full clinical hold on the trial, halting dosing and persuading the biotech to yank its newly completed drug application. CTI is partnered with Baxalta ($BXLT) on the drug, which would compete with Novartis' ($NVS) Jakafi. More from FierceBiotech

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