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Amicus Therapeutics said Thursday that its drug for patients with Pompe disease, a rare genetic condition, failed to demonstrate superiority over the current standard treatment in a large clinical trial.

The company, however, believes it was close enough to achieving a positive outcome that its results, combined with other data showing patients with Pompe benefit, could still lead to regulatory approvals. It plans to complete a submission to the Food and Drug Administration in the second quarter, with filings elsewhere in the world to follow.

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