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At FDA meeting, experts wrestle with hurdles to developing preterm birth drugs

January 25, 2024


The Food and Drug Administration this week convened a group of experts to discuss ways to develop new drugs for preventing spontaneous early births, a major health concern for which there are no good treatments.

At the two-day workshop led by the FDA and and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, experts in maternal and fetal health, as well as advocates, discussed challenges to developing a medicine for preterm births, which affect 1 in every 10 babies in the U.S. and can jeopardize their health.

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