FDA denies Alimera eye drug; Napo Pharma ends Salix collaboration;

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> The FDA has opted to not approve Alimera's ($ALIM) application for its eye drug Iluvien for treating diabetic macular edema. News of the agency's Complete Response Letter prompted a selloff of Alimera stock and that of pSivida ($PSDV), which provides the drug delivery tech for the experimental eye drug. Alimera release

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