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FDA Study of Imreg is Apparently Tied to Data Submitted on New AIDS Drug


Wall Street Journal (07/28/88), P. 11

Imreg Inc., maker of the AIDS drug Imreg-1, is now being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for possible "irregularities in data" it submitted on tests of the drug. A congressional panel is already investigating whether the firm broke FDA rules on pre-approval promotion of the drug. Dr. Arthur Gottlieb, who runs Imreg Inc. with his wife Marise Gottleib, said the investigation was a routine examination tied in with the new FDA priority on speeding access to AIDS drugs. The company claims the drug caused a fivefold reduction in progression from ARC to AIDS among patients in a trial. Questions other researchers have raised about the data include whether patients were improperly grouped according to the relative strengths of their immune systems.


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