FDA halts pediatric trials of Amgen drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it had directed Amgen Inc. to stop pediatric studies of one of its drugs after 14-year-old patient died. The FDA said it doesn’t know yet whether Sensipar – which treats a condition that can cause brittle bones, abdominal pain and kidney stones – was a factor in the teen’s death, but wanted the clinical trials stopped until that could be determined.

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