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The FDA has granted a marketing authorization for two drugs developed in Turku, Finland--the IUD Skyla, developed, by Bayer and intended for women who have not given birth, and Hormos Medical’s Ophena for postmenopausal symptoms. With the marketing authorization of Selincro, a Biotie drug intended for the treatment of alcohol addiction, granted by the EMA, that brings the total number of drugs developed in Turku and granted marketing authorizations to three, with a fourth expected to follow.
There are only about 30 new drugs that receive the marketing authorization in Europe per year, a number that makes the turnout from Turku even more significant.
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