Aastrom to pursue Phase 3 CLI clinical plan through FDA SPA process Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. , the leading developer of autologous cellular therapies for the treatment of severe cardiovascular illnesses, today announced that the company will pursue a Stage 3 clinical program for its autologous cell therapy for the treating critical limb ischemia through the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration’s particular protocol assessment process. Aastrom happens to be completing a Phase 2b medical trial of its cell therapy in sufferers with CLI and lately fulfilled with FDA officials to go over plans for the Phase 3 program.In California, for example, since 2000 the number of new ADAP customers has only elevated by 50 percent, but AIDS medication spending has elevated by 165 percent. The price of Reyataz is a significant contributing factor to the increase. Weinstein’s letter to BMS’ CEO concluded, ‘AHF recognizes that Reyataz is not the only expensive AIDS drug. BMS is one of many companies that we are engaging about their drug pricing. However, the presence of other expensive AIDS drugs will not justify BMS’s decision to price Reyataz beyond affordability. Cost reductions from BMS and all AIDS drug manufacturers are needed to make sure ADAP can continue to provide lifesaving treatment to individuals who require it.’ ‘We problem both BMS and its incoming CEO Lamberto Andreotti, who will assume his placement in early May, along with the pharmaceutical industry as a whole to create pricing and access plans for these possibly lifesaving AIDS medications in a fashion that illustrates their concern for individual quality of life, rather than adding to the public’s growing crisis of confidence in the entire market,’ added AHF’s Weinstein in a declaration announcing the letter to BMS.’ The paper information the increase in liability risk as federal government agencies utilize the False Claims Action to aggressively enforce a complicated set of rules that govern insurance applications, and emphasizes the need for health care agencies to take proactive measures to handle this evolving publicity.