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January 09, 2011


BIO asked for and got a similar letter from 4 senators: Hatch, Kerry, Hagan and Enzi.

The statute does not say what form the 12 years of exclusivity takes. If the FDA sticks with market exclusivity, then the molecule is protected for 12 years, but the test data can be made public. I'd like to hear what other people think the practical effects would be.

Thanks, Kevin. We'll see if we can get that letter.

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